CAPPE Workshop | Critical Theory, Contemporary Fascism(s) and the Politics of Resistance
15th Dec 2017 9:30am-1:15pm
Edward Street 102
CRITICAL THEORY AND RADICAL POLITICS WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Critical Theory, Contemporary Fascism(s) and the Politics of Resistance
Professor Volkan Cidam (Boğazici University, Istanbul)
Professor Zeynep Gambetti (Boğazici University, Istanbul)
15th December | 9.30am-1.30pm | Edward Street, 102
Please join our colleagues from Boğazici University, Istanbul to reflect on contemporary critical theories, and the politics of resistance in light of contemporary fascisms.
Professor Volkan Cidam (Boğazici University, Istanbul) 9.30 - 11.15 | Adorno's Concept of Progress
Professor Zeynep Gambetti (Boğazici University, Istanbul) 11.30-13.15: The post-totalitarian condition: exploratory notes on new fascisms
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Zeynep Gambetti is Associate Professor of political theory at Boğazici University. She obtained her PhD at the University of Paris VII in 1999. Her work focuses on collective agency, ethics, and public space. She has carried out and published extensive research on the conflict between the Turkish state and the Kurdish movement, with particular emphasis on space as a vector of relationality. She has published several theoretical articles and book chapters on Hannah Arendt’s political thought and subjectivity notably “The Agent Is the Void! From the Subjected Subject to the Subject of Action,” Rethinking Marxism(2005) and “Conflict, ‘commun-ication’ and the role of collective action in the formation of public spheres” in Seteney Shami (ed), Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa (SSRC Publications, 2009). She is the co-editor of Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era (New York University Press, 2013), and of The Kurdish issue in Turkey: A Spatial Perspective, London/New York, Routledge, 2015. Recent publications include Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti, and Leticia Sabsay (eds), Vulnerability in Resistance: Politics, Feminism, Theory, Durham, NC., Duke University Press, 2016. Volkan Çıdam is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Boğazici University. He obtained his PhD at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, working with Axel Honneth. He works on contemporary debates in critical theory, with particular expertise on Marxism and Frankfurt School critical theory. His recent publications and research include reflections on the return of fascisms in Europe, the normative bases of critical theory in the work of Adorno, and the Gezi Park resistance. Recent publications include ‘Historical Method and Critical Philosophy’in Philosophy at Yeditepe, Special Issue: Method in Philosophy.