Monthly Archives: May 2010

Demians and Transatlantic

One of my favourite new bands of recent years, Demians, have a new album coming out, entitled Mute. Their debut Building an Empire was terrific. One track of the new album is on their myspace page. Not entirely sure about … Continue reading

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A bit behind the times, but I finally watched Zizek! – the movie. Lots of interesting moments, but I particularly like the bit where he discusses writing. His point is that he puts down notes and thoughts, convincing himself that … Continue reading

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Who would want one of these? (thanks to Ben for alerting me to this…)

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Middlesex escalation – staff and students suspended Unbelievable – it just keeps getting worse. Various reactions from Etienne Balibar, Bruno Bostells, Alberto Toscano (in comments), John Protevi… (I’ve taken some of these links from Graham Harman‘s blog and Infinite Thought – thanks). There is now talk of … Continue reading

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Latest from Middlesex Interesting quick way to sustain interest in the case; to broaden the disciplinary appeal; and ensure people realise this is about intellectual life more generally. It will be interesting to see what transpires from here on. If you haven’t written … Continue reading

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New occupation at Middlesex

This evening around 50 students and staff from half a dozen different programmes at Middlesex University’s School of Arts and Education occupied the library at Trent Park campus. This building is full of books on philosophy, literature, art criticism, music … Continue reading

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Porcupine Tree – Anesthetize premiere

I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the premiere of the new Porcupine Tree concert film – shown at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square last night. The band all attended, as did the director Laisse Hoile. … Continue reading

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Westminster – Inauguration of the Security and International Relations Programme

Another conference at University of Westminster – I will be speaking very briefly on the second day Department of Politics and International Relations University of Westminster  Inauguration of the Security and International Relations Programme 9-10 June 2010 Wednesday 9 June … Continue reading

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China-India Border Dispute conference

Held at the University of Westminster on 2-3 June 2010. Details here – summary below A Conference on ‘REVISITING THE CHINA-INDIA BORDER DISPUTE’ 2-3 June 2010, University of Westminster, London. and   Organiser: Dr Dibyesh Anand (, Reader (Associate Professor), … Continue reading

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Jane Bennett – Vibrant Matter, a Medieval review

Jane Bennett‘s new book Vibrant Matter has been receiving a lot of attention recently. There are plans afoot for a reading group run across a number of blogs. You can find details here; and a preparatory interview here. Here’s a review from Jeffery Jerome … Continue reading

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