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Alain Badiou: Being and Event

Date:01 June 2006, 10:00am to
01 June 2006, 5:30pm
Location:Saloon, Mansion House, Middlesex University, Trent Park, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ

Programme

10:00 Introduction and welcome: Peter Hallward (CRMEP)

10:15 John Mullarkey (University of Dundee):
‘An Event is For Life, and Not Just For Christmas’
(with particular reference to Being & Event, Meditation 17, ‘The Matheme of the Event’)
Response: Nina Power (Middlesex University

11:45 Anindya Bhattacharyya (Socialist Worker):
‘Remarks on Badiou’s use of the Axiom of Foundation’
(with particular reference to Being & Event, Meditation 18, ‘Interdiction of the Event’)
Response: Beau Madison Mount (Princeton University)

13:15 Lunch

14:30 Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
‘Mallarmé and the Matheme’
(with particular reference to Being & Event, Meditation 19, ‘Mallarmé’)
Response: Robin Mackay (Middlesex University

16:00 Oliver Feltham (American University of Paris)
‘The Slow Work of Change: Revolution, Theatre, Education’
(with particular reference to Being & Event Meditations 31, ‘The Generic’, and 36, ‘Forcing’)
Response: Ray Brassier (Middlesex University

17:30 Drinks

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