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Dr Paul Hamilton held at UK border and sent to Iceland

On November 14, 2017 Dr Paul Hamilton, a member of the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, flew into Heathrow Airport from Arizona, to assist in the organisation of two conferences at Kingston’s Rose Theatre (‘Marlowe and Shakespeare’ and ‘Shakespeare and the Philosophical … Continue reading

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KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the Philosophical Turn, Dec 9

KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the Philosophical Turn December 9, 2017 Rose Theatre Kingston-upon-Thames 10.30: Opening remarks: Timo Uotinen 10.45 Panel: Christian Smith (Independent Scholar): “The point is to change it”: Marx’s use of Shakespeare in his move from philosopher to activist … Continue reading

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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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Open Letter on the Detention of Dr Paul Hamilton

Below is a letter that was sent yesterday to The Times voicing the concerns of academics around the world on the arrest and detention of our Kingston Shakespeare colleague Paul Hamilton. Dr Hamilton has been since released but is forced to leave … Continue reading

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Dr Paul Hamilton Released

We are happy to confirm that Dr Paul Hamilton was released a few hours ago, on Wednesday afternoon 27 January 2016, from the Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre and headed home to Stratford-upon-Avon to recuperate and prepare his journey to … Continue reading

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Shameful Start to Shakespeare 400: Dr Paul Hamilton Arrested and Held by UK Immigration

[UPDATE: Dr Hamilton released after 10 days] My friend and frequent Kingston Shakespeare collaborator, Dr Paul Hamilton (a US citizen), was arrested on the afternoon of January 17, 2016 at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon by the West Midlands immigration team … 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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