CRMEP books

CRMEP Books is the publisher of two series of open access electronic publications derived from research events organized by the Centre.

  • CRMEP books
  • CRMEP pamphlets.

CRMEP books

The first in the series of free ebooks from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy.

Volume 1 (2019)

Capitalism: Concept, Idea, Image - Aspects of Marx's Capital Today

Edited by Peter Osborne, Éric Alliez and Eric-John Russell

Contributors: Éric Alliez, Étienne Balibar, Tithi Bhattacharya, Boris Buden, Sara. R. Farris, John Kraniauskas, Elena Louisa Lange, Maurizio Lazzarato, Antonio Negri, Peter Osborne, Eric-John Russell, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Keston Sutherland

Drawn from a conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the first volume of Karl Marx's Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, these essays from a range of internationally established contributors offer readers a snapshot of debates about the book's current relevance across a variety of fields and contexts. The volume approaches Marx's Capital as an exemplary text in the continuation of the tradition of post-Kantian European Philosophy through transdisciplinary practices of critique and concept construction. The essays are grouped into four sections: Value-Form, Ontology & Politics; Capitalism, Feminism and Social Reproduction; Freedom, Democracy and War; The Poetics of Capital/Capital. Each section is accompanied by an image from the 2008 film by Alexander Kluge, News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx - Eisenstein - Capital.

This book is available as a free ebook. The electronic version of this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC-BYNC-ND). For more information, visit creativecommons.org.

CRMEP pamphlets

Series 1

The Gillian Rose Memorial Lectures

Generously supported by the Tom Vaswani Family Education Trust

Lecture 1 (2019; published 2020)

Rebecca Comay, Deadlines (literally)
Is there more than a superficial family resemblance between the emergencies we suffer on a daily and on an epochal basis - due dates, expiry dates, statutes of limitation, biological clocks, revolutionary crisis points, environmental tipping points, pandemic turning points, messianic end times? The deadline invokes the implacable indifference of measured time, but the manner in which it imposes itself is anything but uniform. 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. The deadline (like death itself) is a ‘real abstraction': it universalizes itself in a palpably discordant fashion.