Last Call for Abstracts: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory (2015)

Last Call for Abstracts

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 1-3 September 2015

‘Resistance and Power beyond Foucault’

Convener: Guilel Treiber, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Guilel.Treiber@hiw.kuleuven.be)

The nature of political power is changing. The state is no longer the only, or even the main player in the complex mechanisms of power structures at the beginning of the 21st century. Foucault’s oeuvre has a crucial role in analyzing these changes and emphasizing the productive element of power against the idea that power (and the state as its embodiment) fulfills a merely repressive function. Resistance, as a counter-part to power, is changing as well. However, the academic analysis of resistance has remained constrained within the framework of strike and protest, both essentially practices of resistance to repressive state power. What would be a resistance to a productive power, and what could the relation between the two be?

More details at Foucault News.

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Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology – open access highlight papers

RBSPJournal of the British Society for Phenomenology is celebrating its 46th Year, and has made some of its classic papers available open access. Includes pieces by Husserl, Sartre, Heidegger, Gadamer, Lingis…

Thanks to Enowning for the link.

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La pensée marxiste et la ville reviewed by Łukasz Stanek in Journal of Architecture

LPMLefebvre’s La pensée marxiste et la ville – forthcoming in translation from University of Minnesota Press – is reviewed by Łukasz Stanek in The Journal of Architecture (open access).

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Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? – reading guide updated with news of forthcoming translations

9780826466464My guide Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? has been updated with news of forthcoming translations – MetaphilosophyMarxist Thought and the City, and the rural essay in Antipode.

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Lefebvre’s 1956 essay ‘The Theory of Ground Rent and Rural Sociology’ forthcoming in Antipode, with introduction by Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton

image001A translation of Henri Lefebvre’s 1956 essay ‘The Theory of Ground Rent and Rural Sociology’ is forthcoming in Antipode. The essay first appeared as “Théorie de la rente foncière et sociologie rurale”, in the Transactions of the Third World Congress of Sociology. It was later reprinted in Lefebvre’s collection Du rural à l’urbain in 1970.

The essay was translated by Matthew Dennis, and edited by Adam David Morton and me. We also wrote an introduction to the piece providing the background and linking it to a range of historical and contemporary debates – which is actually longer than the essay itself.

Adam and I hope that this will be the first of a few pieces of Lefebvre’s rural writings to appear in English. Until now only a couple of pieces on this topic have been translated: one essay in Key Writings and one in the first volume of the Critique of Everyday Life.

You can read more about the overall project in a post for Politics Reconsidered: Why read a long dead French Marxist to think about land struggles today?

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The Philosopher’s Jumper – apparently modelled by Beckett, Foucault and Sartre

philosophersjumper1I’d like to think this was satire, but it appears not… The Philosopher’s Jumper. Though I guess if you’re prepared to pay £150 then the joke’s on you anyway…

Thanks to James Kneale for the alert.

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They try to suggest various people, including Samuel Beckett and, right, Foucault and Sartre are modelling it.

If you want sartorial satire, the picture below wins every time…

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Interview with Judith Butler on gender and the trans-experience at the Verso Books site

Interview with Judith Butler on gender and the trans-experience at the Verso Books site.

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In Conversation: Speaking to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in ‘The Hindu’

Long, somewhat rambling, but frequently interesting interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in The Hindu [corrected – not The Hindu Times].

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Markus Gabriel interviewed at 3am

stuartelden:

Thanks to Peter Gratton for the link to this interview with Markus Gabriel.

Originally posted on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR:

This was posted a week or so ago, but is still a good overall view of what he has been working on. He’s recently published Why the World Does not Exist and Fields of Sense, both out in the last three months. (Not sure a philosopher arguing the world doesn’t exist should have such a self-regarding photo for this interview, but he’s up to interesting work.)

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Journée d’étude autours de M. Foucault, “Théories et institutions pénales”, Paris 2 June 2015

Thanks to Andrea Teti for sending details of this event in Paris for the new lecture course. I’m currently writing a review of it for Berfrois.

Mardi 2 juin 2015, 9h – 18h

“Premières lectures, premières réactions, et pistes de recherches”

Journée d’étude autours de M. Foucault, “Théories et institutions pénales. Cours au Collège de France. 1972-1973″

avec : Étienne Balibar▪ Claude-Olivier Doron▪ François Ewald ▪ Frédéric Gros ▪ Bernard Harcourt ▪ Robert Jacob ▪ Sacha Raoult ▪ Stephen Sawyer ▪ Arianna Sforzini  ▪ Arnaud Teyssier ▪ Julien Théry

Columbia Global Centers/Europe, Reid Hall, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Autour de Théories et institutions pénales (1972) Journée d’études

9:00 Introduction – Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia University/EHESS

9:10 Frédéric Gros, Sciences Po

10:00 Stephen W. Sawyer, American University in Paris

10:45 Pause

11:00 Table ronde: « Foucault et l’histoire » – Claude-Olivier Doron, Université Paris-Diderot

Robert Jacob, CNRS-Lamop

Julien Théry, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III

Arnaud Teyssier, ENA/ENS

13:00 Pause

14:00 François Ewald, Responsable de l’édition des cours de Michel Foucault au Collège de France

14:45 Panel : « Foucault, le droit pénal, et la théâtralisation »

Arianna Sforzini, Université Paris-Est Créteil

Sacha Raoult, Université Aix-Marseille

Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia University/EHESS

16:00 Pause

16:15 Keynote: Étienne Balibar, Université Parix X/Columbia University

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