Symposium: Agamben & the Future of Law, Politics & Philosophy

by | 27 Jan 2011

Newcastle Law School; Wednesday 9th March 2011: 9.30am – 4.15pm

AgambenNewcastle Law School are running a one-day symposium focusing on the thought of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Agamben’s work has received a huge amount of exposure over the past decade, mostly centring on his Homo Sacer project. This symposium brings together an international panel that will focus on Agamben’s wider philosophical writings to think of the implications of Agamben’s thought for the disciplines of law, philosophy and politics.


Andrea Rossi (Lancaster University)

Anthony Downey (Sotheby’s)

Colby Dickenson (Leuven University)

Frank Ruda (University of Berlin)

Illan rua Wall (Oxford Brookes)

Justin Clemens (University of Melbourne)

Kevin Attell (Cornell University)

Lorenzo Chiesa (Kent Law School)

Paolo Palladino (Lancaster University)

Thanos Zartaloudis (Birkbeck, University of London)

Tom Frost (University of Newcastle)

For further details on this event, please contact tom.frost[at]


  1. As some feminists sometimes find conferences short of women guests, I found something similar almost all the time and not only in Law: ‘European, West occupied’ events. How many speakers are invited from universities outside the ‘First World’ -North America, Europe, Australia? Is this event about the ‘future of ‘European’ Law, Politics & Philosophy’? Agamben has nothing to say about the global south? Or is Agamben unknown in the South? We should think more about the politics of the production of knowledge, and about how we are bolstering key aspects of the status quo.


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