Thesis Eleven: In transition

Editorial by Sian Supski and Peter Beilharz

We have been in discussion on matters of this transition for some years already now. What to maintain, what to change, what to seek anew? How to register the best of the traditions which the journal has built upon; what to move on from, how to innovate and keep up the sense of the cutting edge?

Issue 161, December 2020 Castoriadis Ex Nihilo

With this issue, Thesis Eleven is 40 years old. Who would have thunk? The day John Lennon was murdered, we picked up the boxes in Julian Triado’s Renault 12, news on the radio, axles groaning, us, I suppose, otherwise elated, but also in shock. What were these new times? This issue, guest edited by Vrasidis Karalis, takes us back by our line in the labyrinth to Cornelius Castoriadis, who was always among our keenest supporters.

Special Edition of Australian Socialist – Alastair Davidson

Alastair Davidson was a founding editor of Thesis Eleven, and coedited the journal from 1980 to 1984. Widely recognised for his global work on Gramsci, his essays are collected in Gramsci in Australia, forthcoming with Brill. Here he offers his memoirs of communism and intellectuals in Australia, written for the Centenary of the CPA.