Vital Theory 2013

We are pleased to announce the third annual Vital Theory symposium will take place on Friday the 13th of December 2013 at the University of Nottingham. Vital Theory is an academic symposium organised by postgraduate students at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Critical Theory. The first of these took place in 2011, and it …

Call for Papers: The Subject of Addiction – Culture and Clinic

Please find below a call for papers inviting you to get involved in a two-day conference I’m organising around the theme of addiction. It should a be a good event and I’ve secured a special issue of the journal Subjectivity for the proceedings, so it’s also a potential publishing opportunity. Do drop me a line …

Free Book! Badiou in Jamaica: The Politics of Conflict

As promised in an earlier post, here I am blowing my own trumpet! My book, Badiou in Jamaica: The Politics of Conflict is finally out. I went with Re.Press because they are an Open Access publisher committed to enabling intellectual work at a distance from the market logics increasingly dominating even academic publishing. In other words, …

In Formation: Reading Group on the Kilburn Manifesto

Hi All, I’m forwarding a message from Professor Stephen Legg over in Geography who, with others, is organising a reading group in response to the ‘Kilburn Manifesto‘ you may have seen mentioned in the Guardian. It’s a timely and much-needed attempt to think through and take seriously alternatives to the neoliberal consensus that is allowing …