by Timothy Andrews
In the current pandemic, we find ourselves in a similar situation to that of Virginia Woolf’s audience in Between the Acts. Forced into our homes as a result of lockdown measures, a mirror is held up to us so that we can see the intimacy of our lives under the stark light of history unfolding in the present. Like Woolf’s audience, we too are on the cusp of a new era.
This special issue features papers delivered at the 2018 International Conference on Marxist Critical Theory in Eastern Europe held at Sichuan University, Chengdu. The issue features essays authored by the late Agnes Heller who was the keynote speaker at this event.
The La Trobe University China Studies Research Centre presents this online event featuring Thesis Eleven editors Peter Beilharz, Sian Supski and Trevor Hogan. You can register for this event below.
November 13-16, 2020
Sichuan University, Chengdu. This event is hosted by the Research Center for Marxist Theory of Literature and Art of the College of Literature and Journalism of Sichuan University and cosponsored by Thesis Eleven Journal
19 – 20 November
Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
You are warmly invited to attend the Modernity and Civilisation 2.0 Conference presented by Thesis Eleven.
5.30pm – 7pm Wednesday 20 November at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. All welcome. Please RSVP via the contact form below. Join Nikos Papastergiadis and Emily Floyd for a discussion on contemporary art and the archive in the wake of the semi-destruction of the Lukács Archívum. On May 24, 2018 the last…
A special day of the Modernity and Civilisation II conference and part of a series of events celebrating the life and work of Agnes Heller, hosted by the Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory
Date: 21st November, 2019
The Sociology Program at La Trobe University together with Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory invite you to the Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture. This year’s Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture will take the form of a memorial, with several eminent Sociologists paying tribute to the life, work and legacy of Agnes Heller
Time 5 – 7pm
Venue La Trobe City Campus,
360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Level 2, Room 2.11)
19 – 29 of November. Thesis Eleven presents a series of events celebrating the life and work of Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller. These events will take place in Melbourne and Sydney featuring local and international guests.
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.