2015 Conference programme

2015 Graduate Conference

Philosophy, Power, Potentialities

 

THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015        

Room JG0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE

9:30                                      [Registration and coffee – Room JG0002]

10:00 – 11:30                      Political theology

Mikołaj Ratajczak (Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences) – Katechon: political theology of the politics of potentiality

Mikkel Flohr (Roskilde University, Denmark) – From the Critique of the Heavens to the Critique of the Earth – Karl Marx’s Unfinished Critique of Political Theology

Charlie Clarke (CRMEP/Independent Scholar) – ‘Weak’ Power and Ressentiment: Agamben’s Re-evaluation of Nietzsche via St. Paul

[Coffee Break]

12:00 – 13:00                      Techniques of power

Anna De Filippi (CRMEP) – The “Question of Technique”: Between Adorno and Foucault

Fabian Voegeli (York University, Toronto) – The Potentiality of Techniques of the Self

[Lunch]

14:00 – 15:30                      New materialities and politics of life

Jakub Stanczyk (Humboldt University of Berlin) – Philosophical critique of the biological approach to organic life

Katja Cicigoj (Justus-Leibig University, Giessen) – Neuropower between philosophy and science, ontology and politics

Sara Raimondi (University of Westminister) – A Return to Matter? Assessing New Materialist account of “things-power” to theorise a new Subject of Politics

[Coffee Break]

16:00 – 17:00                      Ontological aporias and the subject in crisis

Nina Cvar (Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) – For a plastic potentiality: for a different kind of politics

Rebecca Carson (CRMEP) – The Subject in Crisis: The General Intellect and Financialization

[Break]

17:30 – 19:30                      Keynote Speaker

Alenka Zupančič (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts/EGS)

[Drinks and Food at the Waggon & Horses, Surbiton]

 

FRIDAY 22 MAY 2015

Room JG0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE

10:00 – 11:30                      Privilege and gender

Helena Cicmil (University College London) – Power in Iris Marion Young’s Phenomenology of Feminine Embodied Existence and Politics of Difference

Ross Speer (Queens College, University of Oxford) – Marxism, Feminism and Privilege

Luce deLire (European Graduate School) – Disastrologies of Self-Determination: Privilege as Social Currency

[Coffee Break]

12:00 – 13:30                      Hegel and Resistance

Axel Feldmann (CRMEP/Independent Scholar) – Derailing Hegel

Bartosz Wójcik (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) – Rabble, War and Revolution. Outline of Hegelian Theory of Power

Lukas Slothuus (Central Saint Martins) – Acquiescence and resistance in Hegel’s master-slave dialectic

 

13:30                                     Close

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