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LONDON CRITICAL THEORY SUMMER SCHOOL

On behalf of Costas Douzinas

Dear friends

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities is organising this summer the first London Critical Theory Summer School. The general theme this year is ‘Critical Theory and the Political’. This will be a unique opportunity for graduate students and academics to follow a course of study with internationally renowned critical thinkers. The aim of the
course is to foster exchange and debate and will consist of at least 6 modules over the two weeks, each convened by one of the participating academics. This course will not offer transfer of credits.

Participating Academics will include:

Etienne Balibar, Drucilla Cornell, Costas Douzinas , Stephen Frosh, Esther Leslie, Jacqueline Rose & Slavoj Zizek. Special events will features lectures by Jean-Luc Nancy and Alain Badiou (tbc).

Please disseminate the information to all interested lists and people.

For information contact Julia Eisner (j.eisner@bbk.ac.uk)

All the best

Costas Douzinas

THE BIRKBECK INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES
LONDON CRITICAL THEORY SCHOOL
Summer School
28th June – 9th July
Birkbeck College, University of London

In the Summer of 2010, the BIH will present the first event of the London Critical Theory School – a two week Summer School to be held at Birkbeck College, London University. This will be a unique opportunity for graduate students and academics to follow a course of study with some of the great intellectuals of our time. The aim of the course is to foster exchange and debate and will consist of at least 6 modules over the two weeks, each convened by one of the participating academics. This course will not offer transfer of credits.

Participating Academics will include:

Etienne Balibar – Concepts of the Transindividual: Can we reconcile the legacies of Spinoza, Marx, Freud, and how?

Drucilla Cornell – Socialist Futures

Costas Douzinas – The Left and Rights

Stephen Frosh – Relational ethics: A conversation between psychoanalysis and social theory?

Esther Leslie – The Political and the Arts

Jacqueline Rose – Psychoanalysis and the Polis

Slavoj Zizek – Hegel as a Critical Theorist

Information & application details: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/lcts/ or email Julia Eisner j.eisner@bbk.ac.uk

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On the Idea of Communism – Conference Programme

 

Conference: 13-15 March 2009

“It’s just the simple thing that’s hard, so hard to do” (B. Brecht)

 

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/news/communism

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
ON THE IDEA OF COMMUNISM
13th/14th/15th March 2009
Logan Hall, Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL

 

PROGRAMME:

 

 

Friday March 13

2pm    Costas Douzinas – Welcome

Alain Badiou: Introductory remarks

Michael Hardt: “The Production of the Common”

Bruno Bosteels: “The Leftist Hypothesis: Communism in the Age of Terror”

Peter Hallward: “Communism of the Intellect, Communism of the Will”

Alberto Toscano:    “Communist Power / Communist Knowledge”


Jean-Luc Nancy will be present throughout the conference and will intervene in the discussions.

6 pm    End


Saturday March 14

10am    Alessandro Russo: “Did the Cultural Revolution End Communism?”

Wang Hui:    “Transition towards Socialism”

Toni Negri: “Communisme: reflexions sur le concept et la pratique”

1pm    Lunch

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

3pm    Terry Eagleton: “Communism: Lear or Gonzalo?”

Jacques Ranciere:    “Communists without Communism?”

Alain Badiou: “Communism: a generic name”

6pm    End

 

Sunday March 15

10am    Slavoj Zizek: “To begin from the beginning over and over again”

Gianni Vattimo:    “Weak Communism?”

Judith Balso: “Communism: a hypothesis for philosophy, an impossible name for politics?”

Concluding Debate

2pm    End

 

For the previous post on this item, which provides a rationale for the Conference, see: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/on-the-idea-of-communism/

 

 

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