I remember it clearly, as if it was yesterday, the day I first met Ágnes Heller. It was early in 1980 on the ground floor of La Trobe University’s Social Sciences building. I had an appointment with her. I had come to ask her if she would supervise my PhD. I had read an article she had published in Telos journal on ethics, and I felt a strong affinity with it. I brought with me my Honours thesis on Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. As I got to her office she appeared—both of us characteristically on time. My first impression: a short woman with penetrating deeply intelligent eyes. My lasting impression: she appeared with slightly damp hair and a towel around her shoulders. She’d been swimming in the university pool, one of her life-long favourite activities.
The Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory presents a seminar exploring the late work of Cornelius Castoriadis with Suzi Adams (Flinders University).
Thursday September 5, 12.15pm to 1.30pm
La Trobe University (Bundoora Campus)
All Welcome. Please RSVP via the form at the bottom of this page.
Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory public lecture delivered by Professor Michael A. Peters (Beijing Normal University). This lecture coincided with a week of workshops and conference on Global Education co-hosted by the International Education Association Australia.
We call for papers under the broad horizons of these arcs, modernity and civilisation, working within and beyond the fields engaged by Thesis Eleven over the last forty years. Agnes Heller’s theories of modernity and its competing logics offer one frame of reference. The Western discourses she worked within also reach back to the Greeks and beyond. The narratives and interests inhabited by our Chinese colleagues reach into new modernities and back to long Chinese traditions of civilisation. These are possible parameters for papers. We are open to suggestion for other ideas.
12th Annual Cornelius Castoriadis in the Antipodes Symposium
The Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney and Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory are very pleased to announce a call for papers for the 12th Annual Cornelius Castoriadis in the Antipodes Symposium
November 29th, 2019
The University Of Sydney
It is with deep sadness that we write to inform the Thesis Eleven community that Agnes Heller died on Friday the 19th of July, 2019. Agnes was our friend and teacher for more than 40 years. Her work appeared in our first issue, and it will continue to do so as we celebrate her life…
Emily Floyd’s current exhibition at the Anna Schwartz Gallery directly engages with Ánges Heller’s philosophical motifs and texts. Emily will be joining Agnes Heller in conversation in events organised by Thesis Eleven this coming November.
13 July – 17 August 2019
Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Finders Street Melbourne