Thursday 10 February 2011, 7pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1
Price: £8.00 (includes free glass of wine).
Speakers: Iain Boal, Kate Soper and Allan Stoekl
In collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster is hosting the final discussion in this year’s ‘Matter Matters’ Salon at the gallery. Chaired by David Cunningham.
Iain Boal is a social historian and Fellow of the Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck College, London. He is one of the founders of the Retort Collective, with whom he co-authored Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War, and co-author of Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information. He has just completed The Green Machine, a book on the world history of the bicycle.
Kate Soper is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at London Metropolitan University, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton. Her books include What Is Nature? and To Relish the Sublime: Culture and Self-Realisation in Postmodern Times (with Martin Ryle), as well as the co-edited collections The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently and Citizenship and Consumption.
Allan Stoekl is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. His books include Politics, Writing, Mutilation, Agonies of the Intellectual and Bataille’s Peak: Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability. He is also the translator of several texts by Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, as well as of the book Need for the Bike by Paul Fournel.
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