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 ideas and conversations surrounding the writings and thought of Cornelius Castoriadis.

As a space for dialogue, the conference provides a timely opportunity to engage the global themes and issues in the work of this Greco-French intellectual and the discussions his thought continues to generate today.

All welcome. Please RSVP by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.


Welcome and Introduction

-Timothy Andrews and Alonso Casanueva, La Trobe University

Session 1

Ecology – An Antipodean Postscript is a Preface

-Terry Eyssens, La Trobe University and Federation University


Paideia and pedagogy in the work of Cornelius Castoriadis

-Alonso Casanueva Baptista, La Trobe University


Castoriadis, Creation in Time and the Homeomorphic Imagination

-Peter Murphy, Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University and Research Fellow, Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Session 2

Marcel Gauchet as intellectual heir to Castoriadis’s pioneering analysis of modern culture

-Natalie Doyle, Monash University


Castoriadis and the Question of Historical Discontinuity: Social-Historical Creations, the Project of Autonomy, and Cultural Memory

-Suzi Adams, Flinders University


Session 3

Castoriadis and Sappho: the strange dialogue between Philosophy and Poetry

-Vrasidas Karalis, The University of Sydney


Remembering Castoriadis

-Peter Beilharz, Curtin University


Open Discussion (Moderated by George Vassilacopoulos)

Conference Close

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