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Dr Nina Power

Senior Lecturer

Department of Humanities

About

Qualifications

BA (Hons, 1st Class), MA (Dist.), PhD (Middlesex)

Research interests

Modern French philosophy; Modern German Philosophy; The History of European Philosophy; Philosophies and Politics of the Subject; Atomism; Marx and Marxism; Ludwig Feuerbach; Samuel Beckett; Philosophical Anthropology; Humanism and Antihumanism; Equality, Universality, the Generic.

I also have a strong interest in the following topics: Protest, Policing, Class and Confidence; Radical Pedagogy; Feminism; Queer Theory; Cinema and Politics; Immaterial and Affective Labour; The Politics of Language; New Media (especially blogs).

I am a founding member of Defend the Right to Protest, a campaign group set up in the the wake of the student protests of late 2010/early 2011 in opposition to the harsh police tactics and criminalisation of protesters that occured on these and subsequent protests.

I am the reviews editor for The Philosophers' Magazine, and corresponding editor for Historical Materialism. I am on the organising committee for Marxism in Culture, for which I also run the website. I am writer-at-large for Film Quarterly.

I am currently the external examiner for Philosophy at London Metropolitan University and have externally examined at Goldsmiths. I am also often on the jury at crits for the Architectural Association dip14, Unit 13 and AAIS programmes.

I have refereed articles and proposals for 'Theory and Event', 'Parrhesia', 'Transformations', 'Australian Feminist Law Journal', 'GeoForum', 'Subjectivity', 'Pli', 'European Journal of Political Theory', 'Environment and Planning D: Society and Space', 'Women: A Cultural Review', Acumen, Pluto, Northwestern University Press and Edinburgh University Press.

I am a guest selector for the BookWorks project Common Objectives: An Intolerable Scandal.

I'm always happy to write reviews or articles for both academic and non-academic publications.

I am available to supervise PhD work, and happy to answer any questions relating to the topics I teach or research.

I run an occasional London film club with Owen Hatherley called Kino Fist, for which I edit a magazine (past themes include: Riefenstahl, Brecht, Genet, Chris Marker, Constructivism, Fashion, Boredom, Work, SexPol, Apocalypse, Red Space and Salvage Punk).

I am also a keen photographer. Pictures of mine have appeared in 'Radical Philosophy', Bec Zmiana's "Notebook" (Poland), Wikipedia, frieze, 'Icon' and 'Cabinet'.

Teaching interests

I teach the following topics (not all courses run every year, please check): 

Classical Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Human Rights; Modern Philosophy; Continental Philosophy; Philosophy, Film & Literature; Kant's First Critique; German Idealism; Eastern Philosophy; Introduction to Humanities; Aesthetics; Metaphysics, Mind & Meaning; Philosophy of Social Science; Sartre's Being and Nothingness

I co-supervise a PhD in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

Articles

Books

Reviews

Other

Articles

"Towards a New Political Subject: Badiou between Marx and Althusser", Badiou and Philosophy, EUP (forthcoming, 2012),

"Potentiality or Capacity? Agamben's Missing Subjects", Theory and Event, (13.1, Spring 2010). A version of this essay was published in Slovenian in Filozofski vestnik, Vol. XXX, No. 1, Ljubljana, 2009.

"Non-Reproductive Futurism"Borderlands, vol. 8, no. 2, 2009. 

"Which Anarchism? On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Infinity for (Political) Life: A Response to Simon Critchley's Infinitely Demanding", Critical Horizons, Vol. 10 (2009), Issue 2 (available onMediaFire). 

"Which Equality? Badiou and Rancière in Light of Ludwig Feuerbach", Parallax (Volume 15, Issue 3 August 2009) (available on MediaFire).

"The Philosophy of Restoration: Alain Badiou and the Enemies of May" (with Alberto Toscano), (abstract), boundary 2, 2009 36(1) (available on scribd).

 "The Truth of Humanity: The Collective Political Subject in Sartre and Badiou", Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, vol. 9, 2009. 

"Axiomatic Equality: Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Contemporary Education", Polygraph, 21 (2009). Reprinted in Eurozine

"Philosophy's Subjects"Parrhesia, Issue 3, 2007. 

"The Terror of Collectivity: Sartre's Theory of Political Groups"Prelom 8(Belgrade), Fall 2006.

 "Towards an Anthropology of Infinitude: Badiou and the Political Subject"Cosmos and History, 'The Praxis of Alain Badiou', Issue 2, 2006. 

"Bachelard contra Bergson and Ancient Atomism", Angelaki, Volume 11, Issue 3 2006. 

 "Badiou and Feuerbach: What is Generic Humanity?", Subject Matters: A Journal of Communication and the Self, Vol. 2, no. 1, 2005.

Translation (with Alberto Toscano) of Alain Badiou's "Existence and Death", Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, 24.1 (2002). 

"On the Nature of Things: Nietzsche and Democritus"Pli, 12 (2001). 

"Why Do Some Images Begin To Tremble? Cinema Revisits Militant Politics", Review of Chris Marker'sGrin Without a CatThe Baader-Meinhof Complex and Terror's AdvocateFilm Quarterly, Winter 2009-10, Vol. 63, No. 2. 

Books

Alain Badiou, Political Writings, ed. and trans. Nina Power and Alberto Toscano (New York: Columbia 
University Press, forthcoming). 

Shelia Rowbotham presents Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Revolutions Series(London: Verso, June 2010) (chronology, references, further reading).

One-Dimensional Woman (Zero Books, 2009). Translated into French as La Femme Unidimensionnelle by Nicolas Vieillescazes (Paris: Les Prairies Ordinaires, 2010). Translated into Turkish as Tek Boyutlu Kadin by Özlem Kaya (Istanbul: Habitus Kitap, 2010). Translated into German by Anna-Sophie Springer as Die eindimensionale Frau (Berlin: Merve, 2011). Tranlsated into Italian by Cecilia Savi as La donna a una dimensione (Rome: DeriveApprodi, 2011). 

Editor (with Alberto Toscano), Alain Badiou, On Beckett (Manchester: Clinamen Press, 2003) (available on MediaFire). 

"Political Science and the Image of Man: Althusser's Critique of Law", Althusser and Law (Routledge, forthcoming). 

"The Revival of Generic Humanism: Ludvig Feuerbach meets Contemporary Biopolitics" (Ashgate: Forthcoming). 

"Motherhood in France: Towards a Queer Maternity?", Paragraph (forthcoming, 2012) 

"On Feuerbach, Speculation and Atheism", After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion, ed. by Anthony Paul Smith and Daniel Whistler (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010). 

Reviews

3-day workshop on Protest, Work, Decision, PAF, Laon, France, 10-12 August 2011.

"Women, Class and Capitalism", Marxism 2011, 3 July 2011.

"Feminism, Internationalism and Marxism after 1989", The Regional Network for Gender and Women's Studies in Southeastern Europe, Ohrid, Macedonia, 25-26 June 2011. 

"Women and the Cuts", BADACA, Bristol 18 June 2011.

Presentation on the New College of the Humanities", UCL, 6 June 2011.

"The Internet, Hate Mail and Identity", workshop with Art Writing MFA students, Goldsmiths, 1 June 2011. 

"The Commons in Practice", Re-thinking Marx, Humbolt University, Berlin, 21 May 2011. 

"The Commons in Practice", Re-thinking Marx, Humbolt University, Berlin, 21 May 2011. 

Discussion with Mark Fisher, Neville Brody, Barry Curtis, "Red Tape", RCA, 11 May 2011.

Discussion with Clare Colebrook on the topic "contemporary female novelists", Roehampton University, 15 Aprl 2011

Discussion of the work of Artist Phil Collins on the topic "Marxism Today", BFI, 9 Apr 2011.

Presentation at launch of Fightback!, Housmans bookshop, 6 Apr 2011.

"Feminism and the Commons", University of Kent (occupied), 23 Mar 2011.

"Where to Begin?", A is for Art: P is for Philosophy Workshop, RCA, 16 Mar 2011.

Lecture on Anne Collier's work, Nottingham Contemporary, 9 Mar 2011.

Discussion of Rosa Luxemburg's Letters for International Women's Day, London Review Bookshop, 8 Mar 2011 

"Women and the Cuts", 6 Billion Ways, Rich Mix, London, 5 Mar 2011.

"Women and the Cuts", 6 Billion Ways, Rich Mix, London, 5 Mar 2011.

"Is Work Central to Being Human?", Big Ideas, Wheatshaft Pub, 22 Feb 2011.

"Women and Work", Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster University, 15 Feb 2010.

Discussion on blogging and music, Off the Page literary/music festival, Whitstable, 13 Feb 2010.

"Love on Trial", Mutiny event, Bethnal Green, 10 Feb 2010.

Discussion of blogging and art practice/professional practice, New Contemporaries Series, ICA, 22 Jan 2010.

Presentation on protests and the media, Slade (occupied), 8 Dec 2010.

Presentation on protests and the media, Slade (occupied), 8 Dec 2010.

"The Politics of Work", IASPIS, Stockholm, 3 Dec 2010.

"Who or What is the Contemporary Political Subject?", Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, 1 Dec 2010.

Presentation on immaterial labour, UCL (occupied), 29 Nov 2010.

Presentation on immaterial labour, UCL (occupied), 29 Nov 2010.

"The New Sexism", Marxism 2010, Dublin, 20 Nov 2010.

"Commodification, Design and the Circulation of Bodies", Central Saint Martins, 18 Nov 2010.

"Rethinking Emotional Labour from a Marxist-Feminist Standpoint", Historical Materialism: Crisis and Critique, 7th Annual Conference, SOAS, Nov 13 2010. 

"Feuerbach and Political Humanism", King's College, Cambridge, 11 Nov 2010.

"Rethinking Emotional Labour from a Marxist-Feminist Standpoint", Gender Equality Festival, Wadham College, Oxford, 4 Nov 2010.

"The Wound of Work", Liverpool Biennale, 3 Nov 2010 (video here

"Rancière and the Politics of Contemporary Education", Middlesex University, 28 Oct 2010.

"Beckett and the Humanities", English Department, University of Kent, 27 Oct 2010.

Discussion with Victoria Browne at News From Nowhere Bookshop, Liverpool, 22 Oct 2010.

"Love Paper", BQ Gallery, Berlin, 2 Oct 2010.

"Feminism for the 21st Century", Taking Soundings Seminar, Leeds, 22 Sept 2010.

"Rancière and the Politics of Contemporary Education", The Idea of a University, Roehampton University, 17 Sept 2010. 

Talk on Kuhle Wampe, ICA, 15 Sept 2010.

Carbic Residency, Hamburg, 6-7 Aug 2010.

"The 'New Sexism' and the Recession", Marxism, 2010, 3 July 2010 (text version here). 

Talk on Melanie Gilligan's Popular Unrest, Chisenhale Gallery, 19 June 2010. 

Talk at "Feminism, Celebrity and Intellectuals" event, British Library, 25 May 2010.

Panel on "The Trouble With Feminism", ICA, 20 May 2010.

Panel on the proposed cuts to Middlesex, ICA, 19 May 2010 (mp3). 

Workshop on Jameson's Valences of the Dialectic, Marxism in Culture, Senate House, 14 May 2010. 

"Firestone and Utopia", Studies in Social and Political Thought Annual Conference, University of Sussex, 13 May 2010.

Reading of Valerie Solanas and One-Dimensional Woman, Uber Wut summit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 8 May 2010.

"One-Dimensional Woman", Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge University, 4 May 2010.

"Towards a Cybernetic Communism: The Technology of the Anti-Family", Chelsea College of Art, 29 April 2010. 

"Feuerbach for the 21st Century", The Contemporary Condition of Philosophy: Abstraction, Production, Politics, American University of Beirut, 16 April 2010. 

"Humanity, Unity and the One", Politics of the One conference, St Petersburg, 9 April 2010.

"One-Dimensional Woman", day workshop on women and literature, University of Chichester, 1 April 2010. 

Discussion of Jackie Raynal's Deux 

Fois, Raven Row Gallery, 17 March 2010. 

"The Free University", Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 13 March 2010. 

"One-Dimensional Woman", Oxford Radical Forum, 7 March 2010. 

"Feminism Today", Housmans Bookshop, 6 March 2010. 

"One-Dimensional Woman", Cardiff University, 25 Feb 2010. 

"Badiou and the Concept of Power", day workshop, Nottingham Trent University, 18 Feb 2010.

"Badiou and the Concept of Power", day workshop, Nottingham Trent University, 18 Feb 2010.

"One-Dimensional Woman: Women, Work and the Illusion of Emancipation", "Capital Culture" Series, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, 8 Feb 2010.

"One-Dimensional Woman: Women, Work and the Illusion of Emancipation", Social and Political Thought Seminar, University of Sussex, 3 Feb 2010.

"One-Dimensional Woman", Wimbledon College of Art, 20 Jan 2010. 

"Feuerbach for the 21st Century" and "One-Dimensional Woman", Historical Materialism, New York, Jan 15 2010.

"One-Dimensional Woman: A Critique of Contemporary Consumer Feminism", Marxism In Culture Lecture, Institute for Historical Research, London, 18 December 2009.

"Stony Ground but not entirely: Beckett and the Humanities", The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London, 2 December 2009 (mp3). 

"Badiou and the Political Subject", roundtable at 'Subject and Appearance: On Alain Badiou's Theory of the Subject & Logics of Worlds, Bolivar Hall, Venezuelan Embassy, 20th Nov 2009.

"Theory Now", roundtable at London Theatre Seminar, Senate House, 19th Nov 2009. 

"One-Dimensional Woman" at Rethinking Marxism, UMass, Amherst, 7th Nov 2009. 

Response to Dominic Fox at the launch of his Cold World, Goldsmiths, st 

October 2009. 

Workshop on Alain Badiou and contingency, Goldsmiths College, July 2009.

"Rancière meets the Real World", Philosophy Faculty (occupied), Zagreb, May 2009.

Presentation on Badiou's Being and Event, Photographers' Gallery, London, 9 April 2009

Presentation on Humanism and Cognitive Capitalism, Mute launch, London, 25 March 2009.

Response to J. Allan Hobson, the William James Lectures on "Dream Consciousness", Roehampton University, 20 March 2009. 

"The Artworld is not the World", Existential Territories panel discussion organised by Bookworks, 10th December 2008. 

"One-Dimensional Woman: A Critique of Contemporary Consumer Feminism", Historical Materialism Annual Conference, 9th November 2008.

"Sartre in '68: on the Critique of Dialectical Reason as a precursor of '68 themes, and on Sartre's place in the '68 movement", May 68: Toward the Naming of the Event, One-Day Conference at University of Salford, 31st October 2008. 

"Who (or What) is the Political Subject?", Politics & Thought Conference (mp3), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (September, 2008)

"The Subterranean Current of Contemporary Feuerbachianism", The Substance of Thought: Critical and Pre-Critical, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (April 2008). 

"The Philosophy of the Restoration: Badiou on Revisionists, Reactionaries and Renegades", University of California, Santa Cruz (April 2008).

"The Confidence to be No One: Class, Culture and Education (with some help from Rancière and Badiou)", Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA (March 2008). 

"Nu-Language: Language as Ideology without Opposition", Workers and Punks University, Slovenia (January 2008). 

"Polymorphous Perversity: The Origins of Cinematic Pornography and the Absence of Contemporary Pleasure", King's College, London (November 2007). 

"Feuerbach and Political Subjectivity", 4th Annual Historical Materialism Conference (November 2007). 

"A Dead God and an Unfinished Atheism: A comparison of 'generic atheism' with 'elitist atheism'", 'Imagining Europe – cultural, political and social' event at University of Salford (October 2007).

"The Confidence to be No One: Class, Culture and Education", London Metropolitan University (October 2007). 

"French Marxism and the Problem of Agency", Radical Philosophy Annual Conference, Clore Centre, Birkbeck College, London (May 2007). 

"Marx, Feuerbach & Non-Philosophy", Marx and Philosophy Society, Royal Holloway, London February

2007). 

"Rethinking Philosophical Anthropology: Some Kantian Themes", Manchester Metropolitan University Human Sciences Seminar Series (October, 2006). 

"Science Fiction and Philosophy in Kant, Sartre and Philip K. Dick: What Does the Extra-terrestrial Think We Are?", Cultural Fictions II, Goldsmiths College (June 2006).

Official respondent to John Mullarkey at workshop on Badiou's Being and Event, Middlesex University (June 2006).

Panel Discussion for "Beckett Post War", Beckett Centenary Festival, Barbican, London (March 2006).

Seminar on Badiou's Le siècle, Etablissement d'en Face projects, Brussels, Belgium (June 2005).

"Kicking Against the Pricks: Badiou and Beckett", Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (March 2005).

"The Terror of Collectivity: Sartre's Theory of Political Groups", Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, Serbia (December 2004). 

"Kant and Political Philosophy", Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series, Roehampton University (October 2004).

"Why everyone should read Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason", Research Seminar, Middlesex University(May 2004). 

Response to Professor Alex Düttman's "A New Way of Living, not a New Belief" at Ending up with Religion Again? Christianity in Contemporary Political and Psychoanalytical Theory, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (May 2004).

"Badiou and Feuerbach: What is Generic Humanity?", Badiou's Ethics and Subjectivity conference, London Metropolitan University (December 2003). 

"The Concept of Reading in Sartre and Althusser", SEP conference, University of Essex (September 2003).

"Bachelard contra Bergson and Ancient Atomism", Ancient & Continental One-day Workshop, University of Warwick (February 2003).

"Methodical Ascesis and Larval Humanity: Badiou and Beckett", SEP Conference, University of Cork(September 

2002). 

"On the Nature of Things: Nietzsche and the Atomists", Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society: Nietzsche and Science, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (September 2001).

"Nietzsche, Marx, Bergson and the Atomists", Nietzsche para o Século XXI, University of Lisbon (May 2001). 

Other

Review of Hervé Juvin's The Coming of the BodyRadical Philosophy, Issue 165, Jan/Feb 2011.

Review of Sara Ahmed's The Promise of HappinessRadical Philosophy, Issue 163, Sept/Oct 2010.

Review of Ernst Bloch's Atheism in ChristianityRadical Philosophy, Issue 158, Nov/Dec 2009.

Review of Alain Badiou's ConditionsNotre Dame Philosophical Review, July 2009.

Review of Axel Honneth's Reification and DisrespectRadical Philosophy, 154, March/April 2009.

"He's Not Beyond Good and Evil", review of Paolo Virno's Multitude: Between Innovation and NegationMute Magazine (9 October, 2008). 

Review of Autonomia: Post-Political PoliticsRadical Philosophy, 151, Sept/Oct 2008. 

Review of Alain Badiou's Being and EventPhilosophy in Review, Volume XXVII, No. 4, August 2007.

"Persian Empire", conference report on Antonio Negri's visit to Iran, Radical Philosophy, 130, March/April 2005.

"First Base", review of Judith Butler's Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and ViolenceRadical Philosophy, 128, November/December 2004.

"Human", review of Louis Althusser's The Humanist Controversy and Other Writings and Martin Halliwell and Andy Mousley's Critical Humanisms: Humanist/Anti-Humanist DialoguesRadical Philosophy, 124, March/April 2004. 

 "Error Against Obstacles", review of Gaston Bachelard's The Formation of the Scientific Mind,Radical Philosophy, 119, May/June 2003.

Piece on the closure of Philosophy Departments in the UK, The Philosophers' Magazine(forthcoming). 

"Women's Work, Artwork", Feminist Periodical (forthcoming).

"A is for Art", piece for Image and Language Hub, RCA (forthcoming) 

"Folk Doesn't Need Reviving!", Loops (Faber, forthcoming).

"Work, Politics and Feminism: Women of the Rhondda and the London Women's Film Group's The Amazing Equal Pay Show", Film Collectives (forthcoming, ed. Dan Kidner & Petra Bauer).

"Don't Work, Organise!", IASPIS publication Workworkwork, (Sweden, forthcoming).

"Martha Rosler Reads Vogue", editorial for exhibition magazine (forthcoming). 

"Winning the Media War: Why there is no such thing as a 'Bad Protester'", What are we struggling for? - Utopian and Practical Visions for the Future (forthcoming). 

Article on the march banGuardian, 30 Aug 2011.

"Theoretically Speaking" (pt. 2), frieze, 20th Anniversary Issue, Sept 2011.

"Autoritäre Reaktion" (in German), Frankfurter Rundschau, 16 August 2011.

"Britain's Prime Minister Only Makes Things Worse"Salon, Aug 12 2011.

"There is a Context to London's Riots that can't be Ignored"Guardian, 8 August 2011. 

"Let's Stop Assuming the Police are on Our Side"Guardian, 26 July 2011.

"Sir Paul Stephenson's Strange Definition of Restraint"Guardian, 18 July 2011. 

Interview with Jungle World (in German), 26 May 2011.

"A Threat to our Right to Protest"Guardian, 27 Apr 2011.

"Happiness has been Consumed by Capitalism"Guardian, 12 April 2011.

"The Languages of Anger", chapter in On Rage, ed. Valery Smith, Susanne Stemmler & Cordula Hamschmidt, (Revolver Publishing by VVV, 2011).

"Bodies without Work", Touched, ed. Paul Domela (Liverpool Biennale of Contemporary Art, April 2011).

"The Secret of Capitalism is Uniformity", SisterMag #1, Spring/Summer 2011.

"They're Angry and Unafraid – and Terrify Middle England"Guardian, 8 Mar 2011. 

"Pow!", Radical Philosophy, March/April 2011.

"Lecturers, Defend Your Students!"Springtime: The New Student Rebellions, ed. Clare Solomon & Tania Palmieri (Verso, March 2011).

"Student Protest: We are all in this Together"Guardian, 10 Nov 2010.

March for the Future of Education"Guardian, 10 Nov 2010.

Chapter on the London Women's Film Group, Film Collectives (forthcoming).

Down with the Republic of F***ability! (French & English), D-Fiction, Oct 2010.

Interview with Berliner Gazette (in German), 28 Sept 2010.

"The Woman, Animalised"Guardian, 24 Sept 2010.

Interview with TINA (in French), Sept 2010.

"Booktopia", Red Pepper, Sept 2010.

"Super-Hybridity" roundtable, frieze, Issue 133, Sept 2010.

"The New Restoration", The Coelacanth Journal, No. 5, July 2010.

"Right to Work: In Search of a New Slogan"Guardian, 29 July 2010.

Summer ReadingNew Left Project, July 20, 2010. 

"A Brief History of Nature", Beauty Spot (diptych), ed. Rowena Easton (15 Shudders, 2010). 

"10 Things that Feminism could do Better", AlterNet, 9 July 2010.

"Vertov's World", Film Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 4, Summer 2010. Available on MediaFire.

"The Best Ideas of the 21st Century: The Equality of Intelligence", The Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 50, 3rd Quarter 2010. 

"A blow to philosophy, and minorities", on the proposed closure of Philosophy at Middlesex,Guardian, Comment is Free, 29 April 2010. 

"The Politics of the Soundtrack"Mute, 31 March 2010.

"Strategising the Free University"Indieoma, 19 March 2010. 

"Blood and Sugar: The Films of Dusan Makavejev", Film Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 3, Spring 2010.

"Recommit to Women's Liberation" (with Lindsey German), Guardian Comment is Free, 8 March 2010.

"Capitalism, Consumerism and Feminism", New Left Project, March 2010. 

 "Waiting for the Future", on The Otolith Group, frieze, 129, Feb 2010.

"Why Do Some Images Begin To Tremble? Cinema Revisits Militant Politics", Review of Chris Marker'sGrin Without a CatThe Baader-Meinhof Complex and Terror's AdvocateFilm Quarterly, Winter 2009-10, Vol. 63, No. 2. 

"Woman Machines: The Future of Female Noise", Noise & Capitalism (pdf), Kritika, 2009. 

(with Rob White, Editor of Film Quarterly), "Antichrist: A Discussion"Film Quarterly, October 2009.

"Bamboozle, baffle and blindside", on Newspeak for the 60th anniversary of George Orwell's 1984,New Statesman, 28 May 2009.

"Sarah Palin: Castration as Plenitude"Sarah Palin and the Media, FlowTV, 15 October 2008. 

"The Artworld is not the World", Chapter in Gest/ Laboratory of Synthesis, (Bookworks, 2008) (available here). 

"Mannequins, Manners, and Mutilation"Cabinet, 30, 

2008. 

"Malls and Mausoleum"New Humanist, Volume 123, Issue 2 (March/April 2008). 

"Thinker: Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach"New Humanist, Vol.122, Issue 5 (September/October 2007). 

"Naughty but Nice"New Humanist, Volume 122, Issue 2 (March/April 2007). 

Reprinted in Australian Rationalist, 78, Jan 2008. 

"Mountain and Fog, Kant and the Nazi sublime"Cabinet, 27, 2007.

"Fail Better", article on the centenary of Samuel Beckett, New Humanist, Vol. 121, No 2, March/April 2006. 

Review of Renata Selecl's The Tyranny of ChoiceNew Humanist (forthcoming). 

Review of Kid Creole and the Coconuts' "I Wake Up Screaming", Sept 2011.

Review of Hecker's "Speculative Solution", Wire, August 2011. 

Review of The Caretaker's "An Empty Bliss Beyond the World", Wire, July 2011.

Review of Cut Hands' "Afro Noise", Wire, June 2011.

Review of Dorian Lynskey's 33 Revolutions per Minute, Wire, May 2011

Review of Günter Brus's "Bodyanalysis: Actions 1964-1970", Wire, Apr 2011.

Review of Djurda Bartlett's FashionEast: The Spectre that Haunted Socialism, Icon, Apr 2011.

"Epiphanies: Fugazi's 'Red Medicine'", Wire, Mar 2011. 

Review of Sex Worker's "Waving Goodbye", Wire, Feb 2011.

Review of Bartosz Blaschke's "The Table", Wire, Feb 2011.

Review of Vindicatrix's "Hume/Unborn Vectors", Wire, Jan 2011.

Review of Nietzsche's The Peacock and the BuffaloThe Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 51, 4th Quarter 2010.

Review of Chelpa Ferro, Wire, 319, Sept 2010.

Review of Grinderman 2, Wire 319, Sept 2010.

Review of John Foxx's Metamatic gig, Wire 318, Aug 2010.

Review of John Foxx's Metamatic gig, Wire 318, Aug 2010.

Review of Marc Almond's "Varité", Wire, July 2010.

Review of Laurie Anderson's HomelandWire 316, June 

2010. 

Review of Tzvetan Todorov's Defence of the EnlightenmentThe Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 49, 2nd Quarter 2010. 

Review of Leif Elggren's Death Travels BackwardsWire 313, March 2010.

Review of Martin Creed's Ballet (Work No. 1020)Wire 310, December 2009. 

"Worlds Collide in Venice", Review of the 53rd Venice Biennale, Dossier, 1st October, 2009.

Review of Stephen Bayley's Woman as DesignIcon 078, December 2009. 

"The Lives of Others", Review of Judith Butler's Frames of War and Jeff McMahan's Killing in War,The Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 47, 4th Quarter 2009.

"Think Again", Review of Verso's 'Radical Thinkers' Series 4(Mouffe, Rose, Jameson, Baudrillard), New Humanist, Vol. 124, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2009. Reprinted in Eurozine, 22nd Sept 2009.

Review of The Invisible Committee's The Coming Insurrectionfrieze, Issue 125, Sept 2009. 

Review of James Hannam's God's PhilosophersNew Humanist, Vol. 124, No 4, July/Aug 2009.

Review of Slavoj Žižek and John Milbank's The 

Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic?New Humanist, Vol. 124, Issue 3, May/June 2009. 

Review of Wendell Steavenson's The 

Weight of a Mustard SeedNew Humanist, Vol. 124, Issue 1,(Jan/Feb 
2009).

Review of Mark Rowlands' The Philosopher and the WolfNew Humanist, Vol. 123, Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2008). 

Review of Detlev Claussen's Theodor W. Adorno: The Last GeniusThe Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 43, 4th Quarter, 2008. 

"Property Values", review of Clive Aslet's The English HouseNew Statesman, 15th September 2008.

Review of Alain Badiou's Number and NumbersThe Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 42, 3rd Quarter, 2008. 

Review of Oliver James's Selfish CapitalistSocialist Worker, 19 Feb 2008. 

Review of 'The Blacks' and article on Jean GenetSocialist Worker, 23 October 2007.

Review of John Marks' FanglandNew Humanist, Volume 122, Issue 3 (May/June 2007)

Review of Paul Auster's Travels in the ScriptoriumNew Humanist, Volume 121, Issue 5(September/October 2006). 

"Hare Brained", review of Nicholas Fearn's Zeno and the Tortoise,New Humanist, Vol. 121, No. 1, January/February 2006.

Review of Badiou's Metapolitics,The Philosophers' Magazine

Issue 33, 1st Quarter, 2006. 

"No Doubt", review of Timothy Chappell'sThe Inescapable Self: An Introduction to Western PhilosophyNew Humanist, Vol. 120, No 6, November/December 2005. 

Review of Michael Ignatieff's Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century,The Guardian, 18 December 1999.

"Atheism and Film", Atheism Dictionary (OUP, forthcoming).

"Inaesthetics" and "Beckett", Badiou Dictionary (EUP, forthcoming). 

"Cultural Capital" entry, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010).

"Humanism" and "Subject" Entries, Encyclopedia of Political Theory (SAGE, 2010).

"Sartre" and "Existentialism" entries, Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy (London; New York: Continuum, 2009). 

Interviews with Len McCluskey & Mark Serwotka (with Hilary Wainwright), Red Pepper(forthcoming). 

Interview with Jacques Rancièreephemera, volume 10(1), 2010. 

"Ghost of the Fields", Interview with Patrick Keiller, Film 

Quarterly, Winter 2010, Vol. 64, No. 2. 

Interview with Chantal MouffeNew Statesman, 19 November 2009.

Interview with Sylvère Lotringerfrieze, Issue 125, Sept 2009.

Interview with Judith ButlerNew Statesman, 27 August 2009 (uncut version here).

Interview with Judith ButlerNew Statesman, 27 August 2009 (uncut version here).

Interview with Charlotte RocheSalon, 4 April 2009. Reprinted in the US paperback edition of Roche's Wetlands (HarperCollins). 

Film with Charles Atlas, Mika Tajima and the New Humans, "The Pedestrians" (forthcoming). 

Film with Charles Atlas, Mika Tajima and the New Humans, "The Pedestrians" (forthcoming). 

Marx Reloaded, film appearance (Film Noirs/Arte, April 2011) 

"What Should Everyone Know?", video project, RSA, March 2010. 

Text for "Rembrandt's Jan Six", video-art project with Chris Evans, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, June-July 2006.

Interview for a documentary on anarchism, Al-Jazeera (forthcoming).

Interview for a documentary on "big ideas", Greek national television (forthcoming).

Interview about "It Girls", Arte (forthcoming). 

Discussion about police violence, Islam Channel, 10 May 2011.

Interview on the "New Feminism", Women's Hour, Radio 4, 11 Mar 2011.

Discussion with Susan Finlay on the topic: "As Long as Women will Exist", Resonance FM, 3 March 2010.

Interview about "One-Dimensional Woman" with Elanor McInerney for Women On the Line(Australia), 5 Feb 2010.

Panel discussion on George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language", Word of Mouth, BBC Radio 4, 15th December 2009.

Interview on BBC Ulster's Sunday Sequence on Lars von Trier's Antichrist, 9th August 2009.

Interview on BBC World Service to mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of Orwell's 1984, 8th June 2009.

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Department news

Roehampton students lead the way in new films

The University of Roehampton has today unveiled a new series of videos providing a glimpse into undergraduate life.

Humanities lecturer awarded Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowship

Dr. Ted Vallance, Reader in early modern history in the Department of Humanities, has been awarded a Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowship to research the historical significance of papers of eighteenth-century historian and antiquary, Mark Noble.

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