Tag Archives: Jacques Derrida

KiSS: Derrida Reads Shakespeare with Chiara Alfano, Dec 8

The final Booktalk for this term is with Chiara Alfano (Kingston) where she will be discussing material from her upcoming book, under contract with Edinburgh University Press for their Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy series. The talk, and the book, … Continue reading

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CFP: Constitutions of Hamlet, Dec 16, Split, Croatia

On the success of the Weird Shakespeare conference, our friends at Split are organising a conference entitled Constitutions of Hamlet with Andreas Höfele and our own Ken McMullen as plenaries. CFPs are due by Nov 20: see more below! Tragedy and … Continue reading

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Richard Wilson: “Come Unto These Yellow Sands” -podcast (KiSSiT: Shakespearean Thresholds)

The second plenary of KiSSiT: Shakespearean Thresholds was given by our own Richard Wilson. With a talk entitled “Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Shakespeare’s Other Heading”, he explores The Tempest setting it in dialogue with the horrors of the current migrant … 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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Closing Remarks to KiSSiT State of Exception

Watch Richard Wilson’s closing remarks to the KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception conference, held at the Rose Theatre, Kingston on December 19, 2015. In summing up the day, Richard discusses the space of the conference, sovereignty and democracy, … 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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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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