Thursday 27 May, 4pm onwards
PROTEST RALLY AGAINST THE SUSPENSIONS
at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus
The students involved in the Save Middlesex Philosophy campaign have called a rally in protest at Middlesex University’s disgraceful decision to suspend philosophy staff and students for the ‘crime’ of campaigning to save their own jobs and courses.
Please come along and spread the word. We are also appealing for people to come to the Hendon campus on Friday 28 May from 10am onwards in solidarity with suspended students who have a hearing with management that day.
Here’s a leaflet advertising the demo for you to use.
(in reverse chronological order)
Thursday 20 May, 5pm
CRMEP Research Seminar
Stephen Melville (Ohio State University), ‘Nancy/Hegel.’
Wednesday 19 May, 6:30 pm at the ICA
Who’s afraid of philosophy?
A Goldsmiths/ICA event, chaired by Dr Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths) with interventions by Prof Alexander Garcia Duttmann (Goldsmiths), Prof Alex Callinicos (King’s College), Prof Peter Osborne (Middlesex), Dr Nina Power (Roheampton University) and Ali Alizadeh (PhD student at MDX Phil) and other guests.
Saturday 15 May, 3:30pm
Tariq Ali, ‘Kentucky Fried Education: The Market Assault on Reason’. Tariq Ali is an editor of the New Left Review and a veteran political activist; he will discuss the struggle against neoliberalism in higher education. Facebook event here.
Friday 14 May, 8pm: Roundtable Discussion with
Eyal Weizman, director of the Centre of Research Architecture at Goldsmiths. He will be participating in a roundtable with several of his colleagues, on the subject of ‘The Spatiality of Occupations’. Dr Weizman will be speaking on Palestine, Paulo Tavares on the Amazon, Godofrendo on Portugese occupations, and Lorenzo Pezzani on Italians in Libya. The discussion will take place at 8pm.
Wednesday 12 May, 7.00pm: performance of contemporary radical poetry by Sean Bonney.
Monday 10 May, 7pm: Toni Prug, ‘The Croatian student mobilisation and cyber-activism’.
Sunday, 9 May: ‘Transversal Space at Middlesex University’:
12.00pm Daniel Renwick: Criminalising Dissent
1.00pm Plenary discussion on university occupations and protest movements
2.00pm Andrew McGettigan: Political Remembrance – the place of Proust in Walter Benjamin’s concept of history // Simon Brind: Thinking Like a Bastard
3.00pm Ozlem Onaran: Global Crises and Socio-Economic Alternatives
4.00pm Plenary discussion
6.00pm Jim Wolfreys: The New Spirit of Capitalism – domination and critique in the post-1968 era
7.00pm Lynne Segal
8.00pm Tom Eyers: Lacan’s Écrits // Vijak Haddadi: Participation from Plato to the Present
9.00pm Film showing: The Coca-Cola Case
Saturday, 8 May 2010: ‘Transversal Space at Middlesex University’
3.00pm Anindya Bhattacharyya (CRMEP) – The History of Calculus
4.30pm Ali Alizadeh and Hamed Yousesi – Politics in Iran. Suggested reading here.
5.00pm Discussion on Marxism and contemporary political mobilisation, with Alex Callinicos (Professor of European Studies, King’s College London), David Cunningham (University of Westminster) and Peter Hallward (CRMEP).
6.30pm Alice Moss (CRMEP), Steve Gormley (University of Essex) and Timothy Secret (University of Essex) on the topic of Voting in European Philosophy
8.00pm Ed Moltby – Marxism and Ecology
Friday 7 May 2010:
2.00 p.m. – Middlesex Philosophy student Pavel Khazanov will be giving a paper entitled ‘Prophecy and Heresy: the ethics of metaphor in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow’
5.30 p.m. – ‘Spinoza for Everyone’ seminar given by Knox Peden (collaborator of the CRMEP)
7.30 p.m. – Reading Group on Impolitical Unconscious.
9.30 p.m. – A close reading of the Introduction to Being and Nothingness by Middlesex Philosophy students Lord Johann Vadseth Holby, Maria Louise Rosbech, and Shanna Caughey.