Thesis Eleven turns 40 this year! To celebrate we warmly invite you to attend a series of virtual conversations that we will hold with a stellar line up of scholars all around the world, who will share their perspectives as friends of the journal and as intellectuals who have closely engaged with Thesis Eleven.
Thesis Eleven turns 40 this year! We have thought about how to celebrate the momentous occasion with our readers in a way that responds to the times and does away with the distance. So, we want to send this virtual community of reading a gift: forty articles to represent the forty years of editorial efforts, free to access throughout 2021.
Editorial by Sian Supski and Peter Beilharz
We have been in discussion on matters of this transition for some years already now. What to maintain, what to change, what to seek anew? How to register the best of the traditions which the journal has built upon; what to move on from, how to innovate and keep up the sense of the cutting edge?
With this issue, Thesis Eleven is 40 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? This issue, guest edited by Vrasidis Karalis, takes us back by our line in the labyrinth to Cornelius Castoriadis, who was always among our keenest supporters.
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?
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.
A conversation on space and place-making with Noëleen Murray.
Hosted by Trevor Hogan and chaired by David McGinniss
Masterclass on Critical reflections on space and placemaking: South Africa and Australia
From the violence at the mine in Marikana to the almost daily scenes of evictions from occupied buildings in the inner city of Johannesburg, and from the protests in working class areas like Eldorado Park, to the perfect storm and raging wild fires that have surrounded the drought stricken province of the Western Cape – I shall be working with notions of how the histories of settlement and the settler state underpin the present, and how these might and might not resonate with Australian realities.
Please join us for the final event in the Writing Place Pushing Genre: Adventures across South Africa and Australia series.