John Kinsella is widely known as an ‘international regionalist’, activist, anarchist, poet, novelist. The publication of his work in Thesis Eleven is an auspicious occasion for us. The journal has long published writing about literature, its politics and performance. Here we present the act in literature itself.
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.
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.
A day meeting at the Greek Cultural Centre celebrating and examining the intellectual contribution of Cornelius Castoriadis
Where: The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture
168 Lonsdale St. Melbourne
When: Wednesday 12th of December 2018 – 10am – 7pm
‘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…
On Luc Boltanski: Contradictions and Critiques “Boltanski is described as challenging formulaic approaches in sociology and as developing instead novel theoretical insights and an innovative pragmatist methodology. It is suggested that these innovations are complemented by Boltanski’s substantial investigations into empirical developments. Links are drawn between the themes of Boltanski’s work, especially on the…
Hurried Life / Good Life This issue brings together two guest edited sections on the works of Zygmunt Bauman and Daniel Bell. The first, edited by Mark Davis, director of the Bauman Institute in Leeds, tackles the problematic of temporality in the contemporary world. The experience of time itself seems to be melting – from…