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Nicholas Thoburn, James Graham, Keya Ganguly, Paul Bowman, Babacar M'Baye

Autumn 2012

War at the Membrane - Nicholas Thoburn | Unconsoled - James Graham | Beyond the Everyday - Keya Ganguly | Post-Cinematic Effects - Paul Bowman | Baldwin’s Atlantics - Babacar M’Baye | Resisting Deconstruction - Molly Macdonald

The development of a new field of study is very often just as much about a creative meaning-generation, obliging us to think in new ways (to evolve one might say), as it is simply or only about the objects of study themselves.

This essay is guided by two themes that concern the complexity of the modern world and the distinction between the human and the non-human. Keeping these themes in mind I will look first at the notion of modernity and the way in which notions of crises and tensions have been deployed, before turning to one set of tensions - the relation between the human and the non-human worlds through an analysis of the developments in the technical-industrial imaginary.

As an environmental philosopher I had long been aware of dilemmas between animal ethics and ecological ethics, but now, as the manager of my own biodiversity reserve, I was facing these dilemmas in a more gut-wrenching and complex form than I had ever encountered in the classroom.


Katie Terezakis, Martha McCaughey, Lynne Pearce, Anastasia Valassopoulos

Summer 2012

Legs in Lukács - Katie Terezakis | Medium Jam - Marta McCaughey | Feminism Untold - Lynne Pearce | Beyond Al-Jazeera - Anastasia Valassopoulos | BOOKNOTES - Jen Morgan


Ken Hirschkop, James Penney, Teresa Heffernan, Noel Castree, Chiara Certoma

Winter 2011

No rest for the wicked - Ken Hirschkop | Outside the psy-complex - James Penney | Human thing 1 - Teresa Heffernan | Strange ecology - Noel Castree | Pink patches - Chiara Certomà | BOOKNOTES - Isabelle Hesse, Joe Darlington

This essay pursues the processes and obstacles involved in making food out of an animal. Taking kangaroos and roo meat as the object of investigation, the essay follows roo through environmentalist arguments, promotional campaigns, animal activists and decades of Skippy.


Daniela Caselli, Tara Blake Wilson, Annebella Pollen, Bart Moore-Gilbert, Jeffrey Geiger

Autumn 2011

Adam Roberts, Ben Harker, Michael Goddard, George McKay, Chloe? Taylor

Summer 2011

Steven D. Brown, Laura Mulvey, Ian Parker, Benjamin Noys

Winter 2010

Graham Harman, Rainer Emig, Deborah Staines, David W. Hill

Autumn 2010

Robert Lapsley, Simon Harvey, Jamie Hakim, Katherine Harrison, Felicia Chan, Sam Cooper

Summer 2010

Nicholas Thoburn, Tony Venezia, Ignaz Cassar

Winter 2009