Tag Archives: State of Exception

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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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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KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception gallery

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Below is a gallery of images from the second KiSSiT one-day conference Shakespeare and the State of Exception. Moreover, you can read/listen to Paul Hamilton’s introduction to the conference, watch some of Filippos Tsitsopoulos’ video installation, and watch Richard Wilson’s … 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 State of Exception -programme

KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception One-day conference at The Rose Theatre, Kingston on December 19, 2015. Free and open to all. 9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Paul Hamilton in the Gallery 9.30 Session 1: The Exceptional … Continue reading

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KiSS and KiSSiT Events for 2015

With Howard Caygill confirmed for December 3, we have the full schedule for the end of the year with many exciting speakers and events: Thursday 26 November, 5.30pm. KiSS Shakespeare and Sovereignty series – Christopher Pye (Williams College): ‘King Lear, … Continue reading

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Plenaries confirmed for KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception

While there are still a few days before the abstract deadline (Friday Nov 13!) for Shakespeare and the State of Exception conference, we are happy to confirm Eric Heinze and Nigel Mapp as our plenary speakers. The conference will take place on December … 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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