August 10, 2014
Dear All, I am delighted to be able to alert you to The Centre for Critical Theory’s upcoming conference entitled The Subject of Addiction: Culture and Clinic which is taking place in Highfields House on the 8th and 9th of September. This interdisciplinary event brings together critical and cultural theorists with clinical practitioners in order to interrogate …
June 2, 2014
Film Screening with Director Q&A. June 3rd, 17:00-19:00, LG140 Hallward Library.
May 8, 2014
Wednesday May 14th at 18:30, Nottingham Contemporary What Makes Contemporary Art Contemporary? Or, Other People’s Lives
April 7, 2014
Realism and Abstraction: Representation and Media After Adorno. This event has been postponed. We will announce a new date and time in the near future.
February 11, 2014
The Philosophy of Emptiness: On Buddhist Two-Truths. Dr. Cohen Tan, Assistant Professor at the School of International Communications (UNNC). 17:00 Wednesday 12th Feb., Room A39, Clive Granger Building.
December 15, 2013
Two days after our postgraduate symposium, Vital Theory, and I’m still feeling enthusiastic about the discussions we had and people we met. It’s easy to end (what can often be) a long and tiring term, feeling a little deflated – and I certainly felt that VT was the antidote to that. In the days to …
November 14, 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 …
November 13, 2013
Friction: An interdisciplinary conference on technology & resistance University of Nottingham Thursday 8th May & Friday 9th May, 2014 Friction: noun [mass noun] The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another: the action of one surface or object rubbing against another conflict or animosity caused by a clash of …
June 26, 2013
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, …
June 10, 2013
As anyone who reads a mainstream paper every now and again cannot fail to notice, the issues posed by refugees, assylum seekers and immigration are regularly caricatured to produce a political football useful for point-scoring between political parties. However, behind the partisan rhetoric is a complex, culturally diverse and very urgent human reality that Refugee Week 2013 helps to bring to …