Our Centres of Research and Enterprise Excellence in the humanities host a range of seminars, conferences and out-reach events.
10th Nov 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Grand Parade, Room G63
In the past two decades, a number of authors that belong to the anti-humanist lineage have sought to recuperate the notion of the human and have defended it as an efficacious political category. In particular, this resurgence of the anthropological question appears to be a response to a conjuncture of extreme violence and precarity. This can be noticed in the works of, among others, Judith Butler and Étienne Balibar. In this workshop I explore the specific tropes of the human that these thinkers put into play and read them through an account of the shift that, within Post-structuralism, has led from a certain erotisation of violence, mostly during the sixties and early seventies of the past century, to the claim of non-violence or anti-violence in contemporary theories.
Professor Emma Ingala Gomez completed a PhD in Philosophy at Complutense, University of Madrid and in Psychopathology at the Paris Diderot University - Paris 7. She teaches in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy of the University Complutense of Madrid. Her teaching and research focus on contemporary currents of philosophy and, in particular on poststructuralist politics and theory. She has published widely on among others Deleuze, Lacan, Bulter and Balibar. She has been a visiting professor at Royal Holloway, University of London and at the University of California, Berkeley.