Issue 133, April 2016

Politics of Critique and the Critique of Politics Articles: Habermas on the European crisis: Attempting the impossible Volker M. Heins Abstract: Based on a critical reading of Jürgen Habermas’s journalistic writings on the European Union, the article argues that Europe’s current crisis is also a crisis of its narratives, and hence a crisis of meaning. The…

Issue 129, August 2015

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70th anniversary of the bombings This special issue of Thesis Eleven has been published to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The concern is to think about what the bombings mean today and how their challenge can be confronted across social and cultural thought and action. The…

Thesis Eleven Centre Annual Lecture: What is remembered when the bombing of Hiroshima is remembered? – Keith Tester, University of Hull

Wednesday 20 August 2014 UPDATED TIME: 1pm – 2pm Martin Building Lecture Theatre 488, La Trobe University (To be followed by Postgraduate Masterclass from 2.30-5pm in DWB 222) According to Gunther Anders, the bombing of Hiroshima signified the dawning of the age of the Inverted Utopia – utopians, he said imagine what they cannot achieve,…

Keith Tester in conversation with Peter Beilharz

Tuesday 19 August 2014, 4 – 6 pm La Trobe University, Martin Building 362A Open to the Public (No RSVP required) Keith Tester and Peter Beilharz are among the leading interpreters of the work of Zygmunt Bauman. They began writing about this work when there was really no Bauman literature at all. That situation has…