The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre run jointly between the Departments of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, London


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Call for Papers: “Tragedy and Philosophy,” a CPCT conference (3-4 June, 2020; submission deadline 1 April, 2020)

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CALL FOR PAPERS:
Tragedy and Philosophy

3-4 June 2020
Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought
Goldsmiths, University of London

Deadline for submissions: 1 April 2020

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Tina Chanter (University of Newcastle)
Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)
Jeremy Matthew Glick (Hunter College)
Bonnie Honig (Brown University)
Miriam Leonard (University College London)
Manfred Posani Löwenstein (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici)

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Publication of Werner Hamacher’s Two Studies of Friedrich Hölderlin (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics. Stanford UP, 2020)

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CPCT is pleased to share with you the news of a publication that may be of interest to you: Werner Hamacher’s Two Studies of Friedrich Hölderlin, edited by Peter Fenves and Julia Ng, and translated by Julia Ng and Anthony Curtis Adler, has just appeared with Stanford UP. Werner Hamacher was an external affiliate of CPCT. In October 2015, he delivered a lecture on “Now, History” at Goldsmiths in inauguration of the Walter Benjamin London Research Network.

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Programme: Sex, Race, Nation, Humanity: Derrida’s Geschlecht III (April 8-9, 2019)

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Sex, Race, Nation, Humanity: Derrida’s Geschlecht III

A Conference on a Newly Re-discovered Text

April 8-9, 2019

Richard Hoggart Building 137a, Goldsmiths, University of London

This two-day conference focuses on a recently discovered text by the late Franco-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida.  Geschlecht III, rediscovered in the Derrida archive and newly published in French (forthcoming in English), is the “missing” installment in Derrida’s four-part series on Martin Heidegger and the German word Geschlecht (meaning, among other things, “sex,” “race,” and “species”).  Geschlecht III presents us with one of Derrida’s most sustained engagements with Heidegger, a meticulous reading of what he will call Heidegger’s “national-humanism”: the nationalistic undercurrent in Heidegger’s thought that posits German and Germany as the privileged media through which to think the essence of the human and its relationship to the fate of the West. 

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CFP: Baudelaire and Philosophy: A Conference sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics 5-6 June 2019 (deadline: 21 March 2019)

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Baudelaire and Philosophy: A Conference sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics

5-6 June 2019, Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths, University of London and the Institut Français

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions: 21 March 2019

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CFP: Benjamin’s Baudelaire — Constellations of Modernity. An AHRC CHASE Workshop for Early Career Researchers

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Call for Papers

Benjamin’s Baudelaire — Constellations of Modernity

A Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Event date: Saturday, 11th May 2019

Location: Goldsmiths, University of London

Deadline for abstracts: Monday, 4th February 2019

Contact: benjaminsbaudelaire@gmail.com

In affiliation with the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought’s 2018–19 research seminar series on Baudelaire and Philosophy as well as the corresponding conference to be held in June 2019, a one-day workshop will offer early career researchers the chance to re-examine the conceptual and methodological implications of Walter Benjamin’s relationship to ‘The Writer of Modern Life’. The workshop will consist of several debates in relation to set reading as well as short presentations from all of the participants.

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Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare: A Conference (WBLRN / Warburg Institute; 28-29 Nov 2018)

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Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare

A Conference co-hosted by the Walter Benjamin London Research Network, Kingston University, and The Warburg Institute

Date: 28 November 2018, 4:00pm – 29 November 2018, 5:00pm

Venue: Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU

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Philosophy Today 61.4: Werner Hamacher in memoriam

An announcement from our friends at Philosophy Today: the latest issue, 61.4 (2017), is now available online. It includes a memorial section on Werner Hamacher, who gave a lecture at Goldsmiths in October 2015 in inauguration of the Walter Benjamin London Research Network. 

The volume contains translations of two previously unpublished essays by Hamacher: “The One Right No One Ever Has” (trans. Julia Ng), and “Other Pains” (trans. Ian Alexander Moore). “The One Right No One Ever Has” was originally written for an edited volume from which it was subsequently withdrawn for reasons detailed in the essay’s concluding note. “Other Pains” was a talk whose final form was put together with the help of Shinu Sara Ottenburger, Hamacher’s literary executor. 


Also in the volume are essays written in memory of Hamacher by some of his former students, friends, and colleagues. Details below. 


Regards,

CPCT 

Philosophy Today – Volume 61, Number 4 – 2017
https://www.pdcnet.org/collection-anonymous/browse?fp=philtoday&fq=philtoday%2FVolume%2F8939%7C61%2F8996%7CIssue%3A%204%2F

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