Tag Archives: Giorgio Agamben

Arrest, Imprisonment, And Bare Life In A State of Emergency

Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested. (The Trial, Franz Kafka) I’the last night’s storm I such a fellow saw Which made me think a … Continue reading

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Simon Ryle: ‘Bre(e/a)ch: Macbeth and the language of terror’ -podcast

Listen to Simon Ryle‘s stimulating lecture on Macbeth and media theory here. He talks how terror arrives with the failing media interface, how the play innovates a ‘poetics of the letter’ that registers and disrupts the technics of terror, and … Continue reading

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Introduction to Shakespeare and the State of Exception

    The topic of our conference is the “state of exception”. The concept was originated by Carl Schmitt in his book Political Theology (1922) and recently revisited in the important philosophical work by Giorgio Agamben entitled, State of Exception … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses with Graham Holderness, Alison Findlay and Michael Hattaway -podcast

Here is the podcast of the first KiSS Shakespeare and Sovereignty session. Graham Holderness started us off with discussing how Shakespeare’s first tetralogy becomes the trilogy of the Wars of the Roses and how this relates to order and disorder, … Continue reading

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KiSSiT: SHAKESPEARE AND THE STATE OF EXCEPTION CFP

Following the success of its conference on ‘Shakespeare and Waste’, Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory seeks participants for a one-day conference on ‘Shakespeare and the State of Exception’ to be held on Saturday 19 December, 2015 at the Rose Theatre, … Continue reading

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