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.
Circling Marx: Essays 1980-2020 (Brill, 2020)
Author: Peter Beilharz, Sichuan University
by Peter Beilharz
8 December, 1980. Today, Thesis Eleven is forty 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?
‘How Memory Survives: Descendants of Auschwitz survivors and the progenic tattoo’. The Sociology Program at La Trobe University invites you to the Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Alice Bloch, University of Manchester. 17 November
In Beyond the Public Sphere: Film and the Feminist Imaginary, the renowned philosopher and critical theorist María Pía Lara challenges the notion that the bourgeois public sphere is the most important informal institution between social and political actors and the state.
Join Peter Beliharz and Mark Davis in discussion about Peter’s new book, ‘Intimacy in postmodern times: A friendship with Zygmunt Bauman’.
Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 pm AEDT
[8:00 – 9:00 am GMT]
In this episode of the the Monnet Conversations, Ingrid Biese, Sven Kesselring and Thesis Eleven founder Peter Beilharz join Anthony Elliott to discuss the contributions of Zygmunt Bauman and Ulrich Beck in the context of the global pandemic.
Online International Conference on Marxist Critical Theory in Eastern Europe: In memory of Ágnes Heller
November 14 and 15, 2020
The virtual platform HPS.CESEE and Thesis Eleven warmly invite you to a public global book talk on the biography of Zygmunt Bauman. Natalia Aleksiun (Jena/New York) and Peter Beilharz (Melbourne) will join Izabela Wagner (Warsaw) to discuss her newly published biography of Zygmunt Bauman: Bauman. A Biography (Cambridge: Polity Press 2020).
An online workshop on “Living in Crisis” organized by the TASA Social Theory thematic group and Thesis Eleven.
Speakers: Deborah Lupton, Craig Calhoun, Peter Vale and Peter Beilharz