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Rebecca Comay: 1st Annual Gillian Rose Memorial Lecture

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Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Venue: KHBS0026, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Rebecca Comay

Rebecca Comay: 1st Annual Gillian Rose Memorial Lecture

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Title: Deadlines (literally)

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy is pleased to welcome Rebecca Comay from the University of Toronto to deliver the inaugural Gillian Rose Memorial Lecture.  This event is sponsored by the Tom Vaswani Family Trust.

The Gillian Rose Memorial Lecture
The radical contributions made by Gillian Rose (1947-1995) to the fields of European philosophy, political theology and Jewish thought and culture continues to inspire new generations of scholars and activists. This annual Memorial Lecture will honour the abiding significance of her contribution by inviting leading and emergent scholars in her fields of interest to offer a public lecture and to debate with postgraduate students in two seminars at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. The Memorial Lectures will pay tribute to her spirit of intellectual curiosity, her refusal to accept disciplinary boundaries and her commitment to the radical tradition of thought and action.

Abstract:
Is there more than a superficial family resemblance between the emergencies we suffer on a daily and an epochal basis-due dates, expiration dates, statutes of limitation, biological clocks, revolutionary crisis-points, environmental tipping points, messianic end-times? The deadline invokes the implacable indifference of measured time but it imposes itself in anything but a uniform manner. Like all emergency measures, deadlines are coercive rituals that distribute privilege unevenly-limits are announced, extensions are granted, penalties are imposed, time runs out faster for the disenfranchised. In other words, the deadline (like death itself) is a ‘real abstraction': it universalizes itself in a palpably discordant fashion. The deadline marks the place where the continuum of homogeneous, empty time erupts into a mine-field of exceptions. This lecture will explore some of the vicissitudes of this terrifying word and concept.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Picton Room, 6.30pm - 8.00pm, to which we also welcome CRMEP alumni.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Peter Osborne
Email: P.Osborne@kingston.ac.uk

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