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Contemporary European Philosophy MA: Events and lectures

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) organises regular research seminars, and an average of two or three conferences or workshops each year.

Research seminars

Research seminars are usually held every fortnight during term time. Recent speakers at seminars include:

  • Giorgio Agamben (University of Paris 8);
  • Andrew Benjamin (Monash University);
  • Barbara Cassin (CNRS);
  • Donna Haraway (University of California, Santa Cruz);
  • Stephen Houlgate (University of Warwick);
  • Kojin Karatani (Columbia University);
  • Quentin Meillassoux (École Normale Supérieure);
  • Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles); and
  • Slavoj Zizek (Institute for Social Studies Ljubljana).

Conferences and workshops

In 2009/10, the CRMEP organised:

  • a one-day conference on recently translated works by Alain Badiou – featuring Bruno Bosteels (Cornell University), Kristin Ross (NYU), and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths) among others; and
  • a two-day conference on 'Transdisciplinarity in French Thought, 1945 to the Present: From Structure to Rhizome' – with the participation of Peter Osborne, Etienne Balibar, Stella Sandford, Guillaume Colett, Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond, Alain de Libera, François Cusset, Michèle Riot-Sarcey, Andrew Barry, and Éric Alliez.

Other recent conferences hosted by the CRMEP include:

  • 'Concept and Form: The Cahiers pour l'analyse and Contemporary French Thought' (May 2009)
  • 'Undoing the Aesthetic Image' (January 2009);
  • 'The Guattari Effect' (April 2008);
  • 'Aesthetics and Contemporary Art' (March 2008);
  • 'Art and Immaterial Labor' (January 2008); and
  • 'Deleuze and Rationalism' (March 2007).

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