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Badiou's Ethics and Subjectivity Monday 15 December 2003

Speakers included:
Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at the New School University, New York, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Essex. Books include The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas (1992), Very Little, Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature (1997), and On Humour (2002).

Andrew Gibson, Professor of Modern Literature and Theory, Royal Holloway University of London. Books include Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel: From Leavis to Levinas (1999), and Joyce's Revenge: History, Politics and Aesthetics in 'Ulysses' (2002).
Ray Brassier, Research Associate, Middlesex University. Translator of Badiou’s St. Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (2003), and translated and edited (with Alberto Toscano) Badiou’s Theoretical Writings (2003).
Adrian Kear, Principal Lecturer, Roehampton University of Surrey. Author of Psychoanalysis and Performance (2001) and Making Time: Theatre, Temporality and the Ethics of Performance (forthcoming).
Jason Barker, Author of Alain Badiou - A Critical Introduction (2002) and translator of Badiou’s Abrégé de métapolitique (forthcoming).
Dominiek Hoens, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands. Author of Lacan and Badiou on the subject (2003), and (with Ed Pluth) What if the Other is Stupid? (2003)
Nina Power, PhD candidate, Middlesex University. Translated and edited (with Alberto Toscano) Badiou's On Beckett (2003).

Biosemiotics: the new challenge 23 March 2005

Biosemiotics has been responsible for the acceleration of semiotics’ impetus in the last decade. Biosemiotics promises to transform biology; it poses a challenge to aspects of Darwinian orthodoxy; it re-orientates the study of the sign; and, arguably above all, it precipitates a major re-thinking of the human subject.
‘Biosemiotics: the new challenge’ was a one-day international symposium run by the Communications and Subjectivity Research Group at London Metropolitan University in conjunction with the journal, Subject Matters. It was the first event of its kind in Britain to be devoted exclusively to biosemiotics.
The symposium featured the molecular biologist, Jesper Hoffmeyer (Denmark), the cybernetician, Søren Brier (Denmark) and, from botany, the semiotician, Kalevi Kull (Estonia). Each deliver papers aimed at a humanities audience addressing, in particular, biosemiotics’ consequences for the theory of the subject.

Annual 'Nonverbal arts; verbal discourses' conference
A sub-group of the Communications and Subjectivity Research Group also organises the 'Nonverbal arts; verbal discourses' conference, held annually at London Metropolitan University since 2003. This year it was entitled...

Digital Domestic Photography
16 May 2007

London Metropolitan University
Room 514, First floor, 41 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA

9-45 - 10-00 Welcome -Nick Haeffner, SJCDAMD

10-00 -11-15 'Digital domestic photography and the transient image' - Stephen Bull (University of Portsmouth)

11-45 - 13-00 ‘"Unorthodox Practices": Multimedia advocacy with digital cameras and people with learning disabilities’ - Andy Minnion (Rix Centre)

13-00 -14-15 Lunch at Café Naz, Brick Lane

14-15 - 15-30 `Communicative ecologies': Digital photographic futures in various places - Don Slater (London School of Economics)

15-45 - 17-00 Panel: ‘Digital literacy or digital democracy

Previous 'Nonverbal arts; verbal discourses' conferences

London Metropolitan University