My translation of Giorgio Agamben’s Creation and Anarchy: The Work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism is now available for purchase, directly from Stanford University Press or from Amazon. The book collects a series of lectures that were delivered in 2012-2013 (so at the time he had just finished Opus Dei and was finalizing The Use of Bodies) and includes a combination of new and familiar themes.
On Thursday, June 27, I will be doing a mini-seminar in Chicago on Heidegger’s “Origin of the Work of Art,” under the auspices of the Interccect reading group. Details can be found here.
I’m excited to announce the publication of a German translation of The Prince of This World: Der Fürst dieser Welt. Thank you to Florian Klug for the generous work of translation.
I have a new video interview up on Russia Today.
I’ve been invited to give a talk about Neoliberalism’s Demons in Toronto later this month. The event is free, but they are requesting RSVPs for planning purposes. Details here. Thanks to Philippe Theophanidis for the invitation and for putting this together!
I just learned that I have been awarded a summer research grant by North Central College, to allow me to visit Agamben in Italy and interview him about his work. This will be really important for an eventual book project — and a cool opportunity to meet someone whose work has been a big part of my life for a long time now.
In the next few weeks, I am giving talks in two cities — one far-flung, the other closer to home. I will be visiting Prague for my Spring Break, where I will be participating in a roundtable on The Use of Bodies with Colby Dickinson and other luminaries on Wednesday, March 20. An event on Neoliberalism’s Demons is also planned for Tuesday, March 19.
Just in time for me to get over my jetlag, I will be traveling to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, to give a talk on Neoliberalism’s Demons on Thursday, March 28, under the auspices of the UD Scholar-Leader Honors Program and Charles C. Myers Library.
Over the next couple weeks, the good people at the An und für sich blog are holding an event on Neoliberalism’s Demons, which you can follow at this link. Thanks to Sean Capener for organizing it and to all the great contributors for participating!
UPDATE: The event has now drawn to a close. You can find a convenient reference for all the posts here.