Apropos the recent call for panel participants our proposal has been accepted for The 13th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas. The SR/OOO panel will be included under Section V: Religion, Philosophy, Anthropology, Psychology, Language. You can see the abstract and call for further participants here. So far we have 8 pledges, but more are welcome especially since the conference takes place in July 2012 and spots may open up again.
Event Date: 2 March 2011
JG0002, John Galsworthy Building
Penrhyn Road Campus
Kingston KT1 2EE
At the start of the twentieth century, H. P . Lovecraft summed up the encounter between horror and strangeness as ‘pictures of shattered natural laws’ and encounters with ‘cosmic outsideness’. At the start of the 21st century, the weird has alerted us, once again, to the persistence of this ‘mood or feeling’. The new weird – generically indeterminate as it is – offers a potent trope linking pasts and presents and opening new terrains for writing creatively and differently even though its political, philosphical and cultural ramifications may be less easy to fathom.This talk with China Miéville and the Faculty of Kingston’s London Graduate School and School of Humanities seeks to revisit the idea of the weird in fiction and politics. The session will betake the form of an open discussion where contributions from faculty and audience will consider the relevance of the idea of the weird to various fields of study in the humanities.
Download Speculations II as a PDF.
Tractatus Mathematico-Politicus – Christopher Norris
The Philosopher, the Sophist, the Undercurrent and Alain Badiou – Marianna Papastefanou
On the Reality and Construction of Hyperobjects with reference to Class – Levi Bryant
Structure, Sense, and Territory – Michael Austin
The Anxiousness of Objects – Robert Jackson
The Cubist Object – Hilan Bensusan
On the possibility of ignorance in Meillassoux – Josef Moshe
Sublime Objects – Tim Morton
Unknowing Animals – Nicola Masciandaro
Positions Papers and Interview
Networkologies II – Christopher Vitale
‘Girls Welcome!!!’ – Michael O’Rourke
‘Science and Philosophy’ Interview with Sean Carroll – Fabio Gironi
Review of Eugene Thacker’s After Life – Anthony Paul Smith
Review of Jussi Parikka’s Insect Media – Beatrice Marovich
Review of Graham Harman’s Towards Speculative Realism – Fintan Neylan