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…

9th Annual Castoriadis in the Antipodes Conference, Melbourne 2016

‘Postscripts from the Antipodes’ 28th of November 2016 City Campus, La Trobe University 360 Collins Street, Melbourne. The Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University invites you to the 9th annual conference of the Castoriadis in the Antipodes Network. The Castoriadis in the Antipodes conference encourages an encounter of…

Issue 136, October 2016

South African Papers   Why read Ivan Vladislavic? The papers gathered together in this special section of Thesis Eleven offer some clues to the curious, or to those watching the detectives. Vladislavic is one of the premier writers in and of South Africa, which is to say something, as this is a rich and vibrant…

Seminar: the Persistence of Graffiti

This event is at the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University. To register, enter your name in the box below, and click ‘Submit’. An email will be sent to our mailbox. Download PDF flyer: persistence-of-graffiti-seminar This is a free event, registration is for the estimation of attendance.

Issue 135, August 2016

Mapping Western Australia. The Perth experience, and that of Western Australia, has differences that need to be recognized for what they are, rather than airbrushed over in the cause of generating a unified historical narrative that privileges the south-east corner of the continent and the reinforcement of Australia as a unified nation-state.