7@11: Storytelling at home and away

7@11: Storytelling home and away: nation community and diaspora (the Filipino perspective) Dr Trevor Hogan in dialogue with Merlinda Bobis and Carlos Celdran. Recorded at Castlemaine State Festival, on Thursday 23rd of March. What is the relationship between writing and performance and does this change according to audience and site? This session is a conversation…

David Roberts – Crowds, Cancer, Clones: Houellebecq rewrites Canetti

Crowds, Cancer, Clones: Houellebecq rewrites Canetti Professor David Roberts will presenting a paper at the University of Melbourne on May the 5th 2017 The importance of Aldous Huxley for Michel Houellebecq has long been recognised. Atomised (Les particules elementaires, 1998) and The Possibility of an Island both engage with Huxley’s utopian fictions. What has not been recognised is the…

The Crisis of Democratic Politics – A Discussion with Marcel Gauchet

organised by the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy and in conjunction with Social Imaginaries All invited – no RSVP neccesary. 6.30pm, 27 January 2017 Graduate School of Business and Law lecture theatre, RMIT Building 13, Level 3, Room 9. 405 Russell St, Melbourne CBD Google Map of Building 13 https://mscp.org.au/events/the-crisis-of-democratic-politics-a-discussion-with-marcel-gauchet This event is part of…

Issue 137, December 2016

Unease with Civilization: Elias, Koselleck, Alexander Articles The unease with civilization Nicole Pepperell Abstract: Norbert Elias’s concept of the civilizing process is perhaps the most controversial aspect of his work, attracting frequent criticism for its perceived Eurocentrism, as well as impassioned defences that critics have misunderstood the concept. In this piece, I explore how The…