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BRUNEL SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT RESEARCH GROUP SEMINAR SERIES 2011-2012

‘Crisis, Transition, Transformation: Revolutionary Thought Today’

Wisconsin, Cairo, London, Madrid, New York…

The last year has witnessed a wave of protest movements that have swept around the world. This seminar series aims to explore the new challenges and opportunities for revolutionary thought today.

Term 1

Wednesday 26th October 2011, 4pm, Room MJ118
Mark Neocleous (Brunel University)
Marx’s Secret: On the Violence of Original Accumulation and the Logic of International Law

Monday 14th November 2011, 3pm, Room GB210
Banu Bargu (The New School)
Machiavelli and Marx

Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 4pm, Room MJ118
Sara R. Farris (University of Konstanz)
Workerism’s Inimical Incursions: On Mario Tronti’s Weberianism

Tuesday 6th December 2011, 4pm, Room GB210
Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University)
Revolutions, passive and permanent

Term 2

Wednesday 18th January 2012, 4pm, Room MJ118
Peter Osborne (Kingston University)
Crisis and Contemporaneity

Thursday 9th February 2012, 4pm Room LC 004-006
Judith Revel (University of Paris – Sorbonne)
Diagnosis, Subjectivation, Common: Three Faces of Emancipation Today

Wednesday 29th February 2012, 4pm, Room GB239
Slavoj Zizek (Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities)
The Deadlock

Tuesday 20th March 2012, 4pm, Room MJ117
Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel University)
The Politics of Monstrosity

Wednesday 28th March 2012, 4pm, Room MJ118
China Mieville (University of Warwick)
Clash of the Titans: Marxism and International Law

All seminars take place atBrunelUniversity. For further information, please contact:

Filippo Dellucchese: Fillippo.Dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Mark Neocleous Mark.Neocleous@brunel.ac.uk

Peter Thomas PeterD.Thomas@brunel.ac.uk

Visit the Brunel SPT Research Group web pages:

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/modern-political-thought-violence-and-revolution-ma

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/research-and-research-centres/social-and-political-thought

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunel-University-Modern-Political-Thought/205393026150272?sk=wall  

The Brunel Social and Political Thought Research Group also collaborates in the organisation of the following events:

R24: Revolution, 24 frames a second
A screening series organised in collaboration with the Department of Politics and History and the Cult Film Society

Term 1

5th October 2011
Leone
Introduced by Giovanni Memola

19th October 2011
Documentaries on 17th October 1961
Introduced by Filippo Del Lucchese

2nd November 2011
Peebles
Introduced by Mike Wayne

19th November 2011
The Founding of a Republic
Introduced by David Scott

30th November 2011
October
Introduced by John Francis

Term 2

25th January 2012
Che, Part 1
Introduced by John Roberts

8th February 2012
Sacco and Vanzetti
Introduced by Niall Palmer

22nd February 2012
The Battle of Algiers
Introduced by Peter D. Thomas

7th March 2012
Land and Freedom
Introduced by Tom Linehan

International Conference: Right of Resistance
8th-9th February 2012, Brunel University

Speakers include Mario Ascheri, Andrea Buratti, Filippo Del Lucchese, Andreas Dimopoulos, Marco Fioravanti, Vivienne Jabri, Warren Montag, Antonio Negri, Riccardo Rosolino, Mario Turchetti and Suzanne Sreedhar

The Arab Spring: Origins, Results, Prospects
Organised in collaboration with the War and Conflict Research Group and the Brunel Politics and History Research Seminar.

Thursday 1st March 2012, 3pm, Room LC217
Ilan Pappé (University of Exeter)
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, 1948

Wednesday 7th March 2012, 4pm, Room GB239
Gilbert Achcar (SOAS)
The Arabs and the Holocaust

Adam Hanieh (SOAS)
Palestine in the Arab Uprisings: Configurations of State and Class

Peter D. Thomas
Politics and History
Brunel University
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

Office: MJ 229

Office hours:
Tuesday 14.30-15.30
Thursday 11.30-12.30

Phone: +44 (0)18952 67573
Work Email: PeterD.Thomas@brunel.ac.uk
Personal Email: thomas_p_au@yahoo.com.au

Staff Page: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/staff-profiles/peter-thomas

Brunel Social and Political Thought Research Group:
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/research-groups-and-centres/social-and-political-thought

MA in Modern Political Thought: Violence and Revolution:
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/modern-political-thought-violence-and-revolution-ma

Historical Materialism: http://historicalmaterialism.org/

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Radical Thinkers

PhD SCHOLARSHIPS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AT BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

The School of Social Sciences of Brunel University has recently announced nine PhD scholarships. Scholarships include fees, a living allowance, and teaching experience. More information is available here: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/research/phd-scholarships

The Brunel Social and Political Thought Research Group is keen to encourage applications for these scholarships. 

The BSPT Group’s research explores different traditions and currents in critical social and political thought. Our individual and collective work covers the full range of modern social and political thought, from the Renaissance through to the twentieth century. We have a focus on the European context and tradition. 

Particular research strengths include early modern political thought, the critique of political economy, the history of Marxism and theories of war and conflict. We are also engaged in debates in contemporary political theory and European philosophy, including state theory, the critique of security, critical IPE, concepts of the political and notions of monstrosity. As a group we have specialist knowledge of a diverse range of political theorists, including Machiavelli, Spinoza, Hobbes, Burke, Hegel, Marx, Gramsci, Schmitt, Althusser, Polanyi, Foucault and Negri. The Group is particularly keen to welcome research students working in these and related fields.

Key members of the research group in the School of Social Sciences include:

Dr Gareth Dale, author of Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market (Polity Press, 2010)

Dr Filippo Del Lucchese, author of Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza (Continuum Press, 2009)

Prof Mark Neocleous, author of Critique of Security (Edinburgh University Press, 2008); The Monstrous and the Dead: Burke, Marx, Fascism (University of Wales Press, 2005)

Dr John Roberts, author of The Competent Public Sphere: Global Political Economy, Dialogue and the Contemporary Workplace (Palgrave, 2009)

Dr Peter D. Thomas author of The Gramscian Moment. Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism (Brill Academic Press, 2009)

For more information, visit our web pages:

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/research-and-research-centres/social-and-political-thought

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/modern-political-thought-violence-and-revolution-ma

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunel-University-Modern-Political-Thought/20539302615 0272?sk=wall    

For enquires regarding the scholarships, please contact:

Filippo Dellucchese: Fillippo.Dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Mark Neocleous Mark.Neocleous@brunel.ac.uk

Peter Thomas PeterD.Thomas@brunel.ac.uk

Peter D. Thomas
Politics and History
Brunel University
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

Office: MJ 229

Office hours: Tuesday 14.30-15.30; Thursday 11.30-12.30 

Phone: +44 (0)18952 67573
Work Email: PeterD.Thomas@brunel.ac.uk
Personal Email: thomas_p_au@yahoo.com.au

Staff Page: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/staff-profiles/peter-thomas

Brunel Social and Political Thought Research Group: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/research-groups-and-centres/social-and-political-thought

MA in Modern Political Thought: Violence and Revolution: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/modern-political-thought-violence-and-revolution-ma

Historical Materialism: http://historicalmaterialism.org/

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Work Less, Sleep More

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR PROCESS CONFERENCE 2012 – STOCKHOLM

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL LABOUR PROCESS CONFERENCE, STOCKHOLM, 27-29 MARCH 2012

The 2012 International Labour Process will take place at the Universityof Stockholm. The deadline for submissions of proposals for abstracts and symposia is 31st October 2011. Details of the conference and how to submit abstracts through the conference website can be found here (http://www.ilpc.org.uk/).

The website now contains full details of the special streams that will supplement the general conference. These consist of:

-S1: Lean in ideology and practice: from labour process and societal effects perspectives
-S2: Putting labour in its place: The Global Commodity Chain, the Global Value Chain, the Global Production Network and Labour Process Analysis
-S3: Work or nature? The Effects of Climate Change on the Labour Process and the Responses of the Labour Movement in the Global South and the Global North
-S4: Global capitalism, national institutions and the comparative political economy of work and employment relations

We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm,

The Conference Organisers
Fredrik Movitz, Åke Sandberg, Lotta Stern (Department of Sociology, University of Stockholm)
Paul Thompson
Convenor ILPC Steering Group

Thanks, Paul
Paul Thompson
Professor of Organisational Analysis
Department of Human Resource Management
Vice Dean (Research), Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
W: www.hrm.strath.ac.uk

https://nemo.strath.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.hrm.strath.ac.uk/

T: +44(0)141 548 3284  

F: +44(0)141 552 3581

E: p.thompson@strath.ac.uk<mailto:p.thompson@strath.ac.uk>

 

 

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