Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Venue: Room 239, Gaskell Building, Brunel University, London
The conference focuses on the figures of the multiple and the monstrous within modern and contemporary theory. Our aim is to build a conceptual vocabulary to understand the relationship between the destructive and transformatory power of the monstrous, and new forms of political being configured by and through it.
By tracing the various mutations of the power of the monstrous across disciplinary boundaries, as an explosive force that shapes corporeal and bio-political formations, the conference brings together conversations about reframing of politics of the human, the potential becoming of the subjective in the context of novel theories of agency, political ontologies of accident and event, the force of law and the norm as a philosophical battlefield, radical materialism and the power of imagination, immanentism and the critique of teleological reason, the autonomous and spontaneous power of chance.
Filippo Del Lucchese, Brunel University, London and Collège International de Philosophie
Caroline Williams, Queen Mary, University of London