Past Events



Semester 1, 2017–18

Date Title
5 October Cristina Chimisso (Open University)
Normal: Georges Canguilhem on the Medical and the Individual
Venue: Room 1008, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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Semester 2, 2016–17

Date Title
12 January Peter Osborne (CRMEP)
Crisis as Form
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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26 January Stella Stanford (CRMEP)
The Many Names of Sex
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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9 February Simon Morgan Wortham
Resistances of the Psycho-Political
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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23 February Étienne Balibar (CRMEP)
The Multiple and Shifting Borders of Europe
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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9 March Willow Verkerk (CRMEP)
Friendship, Love and Women
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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23 March Peter Hallward (CRMEP)
Mass Sovereignty and the Eclipse of Representation
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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6 April Eric Alliez (CRMEP)
Capital's Art of War
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London
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Semester 1, 2016–17

Date Title
29 September Peter Dews (University of Essex)
Theory Construction and Existential Description in Schelling's Treatise on Freedom
Venue: Room 1002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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13 October Yuk Hui
Object and relation: An approach to the study of Digital Objects
Venue: Room 5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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10 November Research seminar
Betty Schulz (CRMEP): Madness, Truth and Power in Walter Benjamin
Alex Fletcher (CRMEP): The Essay Form as/in Film
Venue: Room 5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
17 November Howard Caygill (CRMEP)
Aesthetics and Madness
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU:
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1 December Catherine Malabou (CRMEP)
Spinoza and Symbolic Necessity
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU:
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15 December Andrew Benjamin (LGS)
On Drawing
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU:
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Semester 2, 2015–16

Date Title
14 January Gabriela Basterra (New York University)
Unconditionality: Kant's Subject of Freedom
Venue: Room 3002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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4 February Miguel de Beistegui (University of Warwick)
The Government of Desire: a Genealogical Perspective
Venue: Room 3002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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11 February Half-day Workshop on Reading Capital
Speakers: Etienne Balibar, Katja Diefenbach, Peter Hallward, Peter Osborne, Stefano Pippa.
Venue: Swedenborg Society, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London
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Semester 1, 2015–16

Date Title
1 October Peter Osborne (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Is it Interesting? Judgments of the moderns from Schlegel to Judd and beyond
Venue: Clattern lecture theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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15 October Sandra Harding (University of California, LA)
After Mr Nowhere: New Proper Scientific Subjects
Venue: Room JG4002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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12 November Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen (University of Copenhagen)
Solitudes
Venue: Room JG5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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20 November One-day Workshop on Fanon and Philosophy
  • John Narayan (University of Warwick)
  • Matthieu Renault (University of Paris 8)
  • Shela Sheikh (Goldsmiths, London)
  • Howard Caygill (CRMEP)
  • Lucie Mercier (CRMEP)
  • Peter Hallward (CRMEP)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, Bloomsbury Way, London
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10 December Deleuzean Aftereffects: Interventions from Japan
  • Masaya CHIBA 'The Deleuzian Negativity Revisited'
  • Kazunori KONDO 'Topos of the Simulacrum – Reading Deleuze from "the Overturning of Platonism"'
  • Koichiro KOKUBUN 'Middle Voice and Philosophy'
Venue: Room JG2002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
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Semester 2, 2014–15

Date Title
15 January Howard Caygill (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Philosophical Kafkas
Venue: E003, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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29 January Tina Chanter (School of Humanities, Kingston University)
Public lecture: Politics of seeing - Freud, Ranciere and art
Venue: E003, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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12 February Etienne Balibar (CRMEP, Kingston University / Columbia University, NY)
Public lecture: The Idea of a multiversum - logics, cosmology, politics
Venue: E003, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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26 February Peter Buse (LGS, Kingston University)
Public lecture: Clowning and Power
Venue: E003, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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12 March Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Public lecture: The sex of natural history
Venue: E003, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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20 March Professor Peter Osborne and Professor Catherine Malabou
PhD workshop with the Royal Institute for Art (KKH)
Venue: The Studio, Dorich House, 69 Kingston Vale, London
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26 March Peter Hallward (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Public lecture: Re-educating the educator
Venue: E003, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
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Semester 1, 2014–15

Date Title
2 October David Webb (Staffordshire University)
From mathematics to ethics in the work of Michel Foucault
Venue: Room JG5002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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16 October Mary Beth Mader (Memphis University)
Whence intensity? Deleuze and the revival of a concept
Venue: Room JG5002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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30 October Frédéric Worms (ENS, Paris)
Towards a critical vitalism
Venue: Room JG5002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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6 November Riccardo Bellofiore (University of Bergamo) and Tommaso Redolfi Riva
The Neue Marx-Lektüre: putting the critique of political economy back into the critique of society
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
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20 November Prof Peter Osborne (CRMEP)
Use! Value! Exchange! Inside and outside relations of exchange
Venue: Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA
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4 December Prof Catherine Malabou (CRMEP)
Relinquishing the transcendental? Speculative realism in question
Venue: Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA
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18 December Simon Morgan Wortham (the London Graduate School - Kingston University)
Realism and psychosis
Venue: Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA
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Semester 2, 2013–14

Date Title
16 January Tina Chanter (Humanities, FASS, Kingston University)
Ranciere, politics and art
Venue: Room JG5002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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17 February Lucie Mercier (CRMEP) and Iain Campbell (CRMEP)
Serres and Deleuze
Venue: Room 3003, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
27 February Daniel Whistler (University of Liverpool)
Utopia, abstraction and the critique of religion
Venue: Room JG5002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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13 March Nina Power (Roehampton University)
Philosophy and the collective
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
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27 March John Macarthur (University of Queensland)
Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin: The Modernity of the Baroque and Romanticism
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
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22 May Althusser and Marx
Stefano Pippa (CRMEP), 'Practice and contingency in the late Althusser' and Andres Saenz de Sicilia (CRMEP), 'Dynamics of Subsumption'
Venue: Room JG5002, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE
29 May Philosophical dictionary of untranslatables conference
Eric Alliez (CRMEP/Paris 8), Emily Apter (New York University), Etienne Balibar (CRMEP/Columbia), Jacques Lezra (New York University), Stella Sandford (CRMEP), Michael Wood (Princeton University)
Venue: 12 Bloomsbury Square, London
12 June Freud and philosophy conference
Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London), Philippe Van Haute (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Venue: Room G04, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London
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12 July Symposium: Everything is Somehow Included
Patrice Maniglier, (University of Paris X), Paul Elliman (artist), Katharine Stout (ICA), Pier Vittorio Aureli (Berlage Institute), Andy Merrifield (Cambridge), Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths), Emily Pethick (The Showroom), John Roberts (Wolverhampton University) and Gail Day (University of Leeds)
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1

Semester 1, 2013–14

Date Title
3 October 2013 Knox Peden (University of Queensland)
The Politics of Disenchantment
Venue: PR JG1002, Penrhyn Road campus
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18 October 2013 Symposium on Gillian Rose's Hegel Contra Sociology
Thinking in the Severe Style
Venue: Bolivar Hall, Venezuelan Embassy, 54 Grafton Way, London WC1
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21 October Professor Melanie Sehgal (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder)
Whitehead’s Metaphysics as Situated Metaphysics
Venue: Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE
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14 November Hammam Aldouri 'Sublation and Self-Sublation in Hegel'
George Tomlinson ‘Marx’s Capital and Historical Time’
Hegel and Marx Workshop
Venue: Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE
21 November Dr Jan Voelker (Free University, Berlin)
On Public Reason and Emancipation
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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Semester 2, 2012–13

Date Title
31 January 2013 Philosophy and the Black Panthers
Howard Caygill (CRMEP)
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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7 February 2013 The Singularity of Literary Cognition
Samuel Weber (LGS)
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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21 February 2013 A Thought of/from the Outside
Etienne Balibar
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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7 March 2013 Auto-immune Narcissism
Simon Morgan Wortham
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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21 March 2013 A Critical Theory of Sex
Stella Sandford
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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18 April 2013 The Postconceptual Condition: A Report on Art
Peter Osborne (CRMEP)
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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2 May 2013 Whither Materialism? Althusser/Darwin
Catherine Malabou (CRMEP)
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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16 May 2013 Duchamp à Calcutta
Éric Alliez (CRMEP)
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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23 May 2013 Lars von Trier and the Fear of Philosophy
Scott Wilson
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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30 May 2013 Vitalism or Voluntarism?
Peter Hallward
Venue: Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London N1 4AA
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Semester 1, 2012–13

Date Title
4 October 2012 The Difference of Italian Thought
Roberto Esposito (University of Naples)
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus
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11 October 2012 On Hands: Philosophy and Art's Histories
Andrew Benjamin, FASS Anniversary Chair, Inaugural Lecture
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus
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15 October 2012 Dying for Time: From Plato to T.S. Eliot
Martin Hägglund (Harvard University)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall
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3 November 2012 Performance and Labour: A Symposium, organised in conjunction with the Department of Art History at University College London (UCL)
featuring Randy Martin (New York University) as the Keynote speaker
Venue: UCL, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
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8 November 2012 Fighting Irresolution, or, How to Act as if One were not Free
Frank Ruda (Free University Berlin)
Venue: PR camus, Kingston University
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15 November 2012 The Persistence of a Peripheral Position: Contemporary Argentine Art
Juan Rinaldi (CRMEP)
Venue: SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH
29 November 2012 Rousseau and Political Will
Peter Hallward (CRMEP)
Venue: Art Workers' Guild, Queens Square, London WC1N 3AT
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13 December 2012 Time and Temporality, After Phenomenology
Catherine Malabou (CRMEP) Peter Osborne (CRMEP) Jean-Michel Salanskis (University of Paris X)
Venue: Bolivar Hall, Grafton Way London W1T 5DL
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Semester 2, 2011–12

Date Title
2 February 2012 Continental Philosophy and the Brain: Towards a Critical Neuroscience
Inaugural Lecture by Catherine Malabou (CRMEP)
Followed by a reception and book launch
Venue: venue is Clattern Lecture Theatre
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16 February 2012 Between Interpellation and Immunisation: Althusser, Balibar, Esposito
Warren Montag (Comparative Literature, Occidental College, LA)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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1 March 2012 The Meaning of Existence and the Contingency of Sense
Markus Gabriel (Philosophy, University of Bonn)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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22-23 March 2012 Transdisciplinarity Project, Workshop 2
Case Studies 1 - Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Venue: French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT
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3 May 2012 The Politics and Philosophy of Marx's Materialism
Cas McMenemin (CRMEP)
Venue: Room JG1008, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
17–18 May 2012 Transdisciplinarity Project, Workshop 3
Case Studies 2 - Transdisciplinary Problematics: Anti-Humanism and Gender Studies
Venue: Bolivar Hall (17th) and Goodenough College (18th)
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24 May 2012 The Female Body and Sexuation: Towards an Understanding of Lacan's Thinking of the Body
Rosa Nogues (CRMEP)
Venue: Room JG1008, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
14-15 June 2012 Postgraduate Conference
Philosophy and the Outside
Venue: Penrhyn Road campus
19 June 2012 A Study Day on Giorgio Agamben's 'The Kingdom and the Glory'
With Howard Caygill and Michael Dillon (Universities of Lancaster & Istanbul)
Venue: Penrhyn Road campus

Semester 1, 2011–12

Date Title
6 October 2011 Also Sprach Zapata: Philosophy and Resistance
Inaugural Lecture by Howard Caygill
Including at reception book launches for two volumes from CRMEP events: Eric Alliez and Andrew Goffey, eds, The Guattari-Effect, Continuum, London & NY, 2011; A. Avanesian and L. Skrebowski, eds, Aesthetics and Contemporary Art, Sternberg Press, Berlin & NY, 2011
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Penrhyn Road campus
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13 October 2011 Ontology of the Image
John Lechte (Sociology, Macquarrie University, NSW)
Venue: Room JG3004, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
3 November 2011 An Immemorial Remainder: The Legacy of Derrida
Rodolphe Gasché (Comparative Literature, SUNY, Buffalo)
Followed by reception
Venue: Art Workers Guild, Lecture Hall, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
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18-19 November 2011 Society for Women in Philosophy
24 November 2011 The Politics of Monstrosity
Filippo del Luchese (Politics and History, Brunel University)
Venue: Room JG3004, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
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8-9 December 2011 French philosophy and (anti-)psychiatry
15 December 2011 Return to Sender: Why Democrats Should Not Accept Rousseau's Letter on the Theatre
Juliane Rebentisch (Philosophy, University of Frankfurt)
Followed by reception
Venue: SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 3RH
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Semester 2, 2010–11

Date Title
20 January 2011 Hegel's Other Woman: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel's Lectures on Fine Art
Andrew Benjamin (Aesthetics and Critical Theory, Monash University)
Venue: Art Workers Guild Lecture Hall, 6, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
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27 January 2011 Lacan and the Cahiers pour l'Analyse
Tom Eyers (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Venue: Room JG1005, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
3 February 2011 Basic Concepts of Transcendental Materialism
Rainer E. Zimmermann (Philosophy, Faculty Studium Generale, University of Applied Sciences, Munich)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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10 February 2011 Look out it's real: Documentary Truth and Tear Gas
Hito Steyerl (Artist, Berlin)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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17 March 2011 Disjunctive Captures of the Body and Movement
Bojana Cvejic (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Venue: Room JG1002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
Monday 28 March 2011 What is a Commandment?
Giorgio Agamben (Visiting Professor, Philosophy, University of Paris 8)
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Penrhyn Road campus
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14 April 2011 Eleven Theses on Marx and Marxism
Étienne Balibar (University of Paris X and Irvine, University of California)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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19 May 2011 To be or not to be - Schelling and the Time of Decision
Vijak Haddadi Moghaddam (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Venue: Room JG0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
26 May 2011, 6.45-8.30pm Media, New Media, Post-Media: What is German Philosophy of Media?
Lorenz Engell and Bernhard Siegert (IKKM, Bauhaus University Weimar), Boris Groys (New York University)
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
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2 June 2011 Rousseau and 'the Party of the Common State'
Max Blechman (CRMEP, Kingston University)
Venue: Room JG0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus
9-10 June 2011, 11am-4pm Research Student Annual Progress Seminar
Venue: Rooms JG2004 (9 June) and JG3009 (10 June), John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus

Semester 1, 2010–11

Date Title
7 October 2010 Hegel, Kierkegaard and Mediation
Jon Stewart (Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen University)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
21 October 2010 Philosophy, Capitalism and the Novel
David Cunningham (Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, Westminster University)
Venue: Ramsay Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ
26 October 2010 What is a Psychic Event? Freud and Contemporary Neurology on Trauma
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris, Ouest-Nanterre)
Venue: The Churchill Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB
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11 November 2010 Between Sharing and Antagonism: The Invention of Communism in Marx's 1844 Manuscripts
Antonia Birnbaum (Department of Philosophy, University of Paris 8)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
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Semester 2, 2009–10

Date Title
21 January 2010 Feuerbach for the 21st Century
Nina Power (Roehampton University)
4 February 2010 Fragment, Project, Information: Friedrich Schlegel, Walter Benjamin and Sol LeWitt
Peter Osborne (CRMEP)
25 February 2010 Reduction, Construction, Destruction: A Three-Way Dialogue - Natorp, Husserl, Heidegger
Jean-François Courtine (University of Paris IV – Sorbonne)
25 March 2010 What's Experimental about Experimental Metaphysics? Deleuze, Stengers, Whitehead
Andrew Goffey (Middlesex University)
20 May 2010 Nancy/Hegel
Stephen Melville (Ohio State University)
3-4 June 2010 Research Students' Annual Progress Review

Semester 1, 2009–-10

Date Title
1 October 2009 Negation, Affirmation, the New
Peter Osborne (CRMEP)
8 October 2009 Rationalist Empiricism / Dialectical Materialism: From Althusser to Meillassoux
Nathan Brown (University of California at Davis)
15 October 2009 Ubi Inletabilitas Ibi Virtus: Some Inconclusive Notes on Melancholy
Wayne Martin (University of Essex)
29 October 2009 The Diagram and the Baroque
Kamini Vellodi (Middlesex University)
26 November 2009 The Dialectic in The Dialectic of Sex
Stella Sandford (CRMEP)

Semester 2, 2008–09

Date Title
15 January 2009 Subject(ivat)ion: Foucault on the Constitution of Subjectivity
Mark Kelly (Middlesex University)
29 January 2009 Leroi-Gourhan and the Limits of the Human
Christopher Johnson (University of Nottingham)
19 February 2009 When Species Meet: Ethical Attachment Sites for Out-of-Place Companions
Donna Haraway (University of California, Santa Cruz)
5 March 2009 Kant's Answer to the Question "What is Man?"
Alix Cohen (University of Leeds)
26 March 2009 Kant contra Bhaskar: Transcendental Philosophy and the Ontology of Natural Science
Dustin McWherter (Middlesex University)
7 May 2009 Presentation and Temporality in Hegel's Logic
Ali Alizadeh (Middlesex University)
28 May 2009 The General in His Bathtub: Biopolitics in Negri and Esposito
Jon Beasley-Murray (University of British Columbia)
4-5 June 2009 Research Students' Annual Progress Review
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Semester 1, 2008–09

Date Title
2 October 2008 Women, Philosophy and Stupidity
Eva D. Bahovec (University of Ljubljana)
16 October 2008 Local Cosmology
Elie During (University of Paris X, Nanterre)
30 October 2008 Animal Presence
Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
20 November 2008 From the State as 'Metaphysical Event' to Hegemony as 'Philosophical Fact'
Peter Thomas (University of Amsterdam / Jan van Eyck Academie)
11 December 2008 The Speculative Subject: Subjectivities and Possessions in a Philosophy of Nature
Dider Debaise (Max Planck Institute, Berlin)

Semester 2, 2007–08

Date Title
31 January 2008 Historical Descartes?
Michael Moriarty (Queen Mary, University of London)
14 February 2008 Adorno and the Ends of Contemporary Philosophy
Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway)
28 February 2008 Walter Lippmann and the Disinvention of the Object-Oriented Citizen
Noortje Marres (Goldsmiths / University of Amsterdam)
10 April 2008 Difference from Above, Difference from Below: Idea and Sensation in Deleuze's Calculus
Robin Mackay (Middlesex University)
8 May 2008 Time without Becoming
Quentin Meillassoux (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
22 May 2008 Inaugural Lecture: What is Contemporary French Philosophy, Today?
Professor Eric Alliez (CRMEP)
12-13 June 2008 PhD Work-in-Progress Seminar

Semester 1, 2007–08

Date Title
4 October 2007 Continental Philosophy and Neuroscience
Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths)
25 October 2007 Affection and Infinitude: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Sensing
Ian James (University of Cambridge)
22 November 2007 Repetitions: Habit, Practice, and the Problem of the Self
Clare Carlisle (University of Liverpool)
6 December 2007 Bearing and Begetting: The Sexual Imaginary in Plato
Stella Sandford (CRMEP)

Semester 2, 2006–07

Date Title
22 February 2007 Derrida's Writing Theatre: The Theatrical Allegory and the Aesthetic Aporia
Alison Ross (Monash University)
8 March 2007 Shock and Aura: Walter Benjamin's Critical Sublime
Matt Charles (Middlesex University)
26 April 2007 Art as Experience: Deleuze (and Guattari) after Matisse (and Dewey)
Eric Alliez (CRMEP)
10 May 2007 Socrates, Sophist
Keith Crome (Manchester Metropolitan University)
17 May 2007 Inaugural Professorial Lecture: The Consequences of Philosophy
Professor Peter Hallward (CRMEP)
24 May 2007 The Problem of Choice in Kant's Concept of Evil
Peter Kapos (Middlesex University)
7 June 2007 Deleuze and the Mathematical Philosophy of Albert Lautman
Simon Duffy (University of Sydney)

Semester 1, 2006–07

Date Title
5 October 2006 Gilles Deleuze and the Conditions of the New
Dan Smith (Middlesex University)
26 October 2006 Blanchot in 'The International Review'
Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen)
9 November 2006 Thinking with Deleuze and Whitehead: A Double-Test
Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
23 November 2006 Modern Musical Schematism
Wesley Phillips (Middlesex University)
12 December 2006 Special Guest Lecture: Sub Specie Universitatis: What is to be Done in Philosophy Today?
Etienne Balibar (Université de Paris X-Nanterre)
14 December 2006 Hobbes in New Orleans: Solidarity and Government in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
John Protevi (Louisana State University)

Semester 2, 2005–06

Date Title
9 February 2006 Manet: The Balcony - A New Approach to Modernism
Claude Imbert (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
2 March 2006 The Meaning of Life in Bergson's Theory of Comedy
Alenka Zupankic (Institute of Philosophy, SRCSASA, Ljubljana)
23 March 2006 The Ethics of Jacques Rancière
Todd May (Clemson University)
27 April 2006 Imagination: Gadamer's Oversight
Nicholas Davey (University of Dundee)
11 May 2006 Alterity and Indifference: Encountering the Other with Levinas and Lispector
Lisa Guenther (University of Auckland)

Semester 1, 2005–06

Date Title
6 October 2005 Where is the Work of Art? Art, Architecture and the Space of the Post-Conceptual Work
Peter Osbone (CRMEP)
20 October 2005 'What Is It I Have Been Doing All My Life?' Deleuze and the Question of Philosophy
Peter Hallward (CRMEP)
10 November 2005 Springtime for Hegemony: Laclau in Theory and Practice
Ozren Pupovac (Open University)
24 November 2005 The Neo-Avant-Garde Repetition: Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni
Nuno Rodrigues (Middlesex University)
15 December 2005 Nietzsche and the Sublime
Christine Battersby (University of Warwick)

Semester 2, 2004–05

Date Title
10 February 2005 Subtractive Philosophy: Henry, Deleuze, Badiou
Peter Hallward (CRMEP)
24 February 2005 Liberation Technology: Marcuse via Simondon
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths College)
3 March 2005 Bad Conscience and the Structure of the Soul in Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality
David McNeill (University of Essex)
14 April 2005 Heidegger's 'Thing' and Beyond
Graham Harman (The American University in Cairo)
28 April 2005 After Postmodernism: Feminism and Materialism Revisited
Gillian Howie (University of Liverpool)
19 May 2005 Sophistic Practices of Language
Barbara Cassin (CNRS, Paris)
26 May 2005 Ignorance of the Chicken, or, Why Many Lacanians Are Reactionary Liberals
Slavoj Zizek (Institute for Social Studies, Ljubljana / Birkbeck College)

Semester 1, 2004–05

Date Title
7 October 2004 Kant's Transcendental Proof
Mark Sacks (University of Essex)
14 October 2004 The Non-Subject of the Political
Alberto Moreiras (Duke University)
21 October 2004 The Subversive Core of Foucault's Care of the Self
Benda Hofmeyr, University of Nijmegen
11 November 2004 The Dynamics of the Transcendental and the Physics of the All
Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England)
25 November 2004 Friedrich Schlegel, Romanticism, and the Re-Enchantment of Nature
Alison Stone (Lancaster University)
9 December 2004 Clinical Issues in Psychoanalysis
Darian Leader (author of Introducing Lacan and Stealing the Mona Lisa)

Semester 2, 2003–04

Date Title
5 February 2004 The Claim to Ignorance
Lilian Alweiss (Trinity College, Dublin)
19 February 2004 The Philosopher's Fear of Alterity: How 'the Other' Repels What is Other
Andy McGettigan (Middlesex University)
4 March 2004 The Dreambird of Experience: Utopia, Possibility, Boredom
Peter Osborne (CRMEP)
18 March 2004 Maxims and Thick Ethical Concepts
A.W. Moore (University of Oxford)
1 April 2004 Language, Theory, Politics
John Collins (University of East Anglia)
29 April 2004 What is Aesthetic Education? Some Thoughts on Kant, Schiller and Paul de Man
Gary Peters (University of the West of England)
27 May 2004 Why Everyone Should Read Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason
Nina Power (Middlesex University)

Semester 1, 2003–04

Date Title
2 October 2003 Being Bored: Heidegger on Patience and Melancholia
Espen Hammer (University of Essex)
16 October 2003 Philosophy's Faith Lost: Mulhall, Cavell and the Problem of Acknowledgment
Katerina Delligiorgi (Anglia Polytechnic University)
30 October 2003 Art and the Arts
Stewart Martin (Middlesex University)
20 November 2003 'Ethics Overcoming Finitude': Levinas, Kant and the Davos Legacy
Ian Leask (Mater Dei Institute, Dublin)
27 November 2003 Guest Lecture: Deleuze After Matisse
Eric Alliez (CRMEP)
11 December 2003 Death in Heidegger and Freud
Havi Carel (University of York)
Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP)