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In Memoriam Jean-Luc Nancy

In Memoriam Jean-Luc Nancy

Jean-Luc Nancy (26 July 1940 – 23 August 2021) Jean-Luc Nancy passed away on August 23.  It is a huge loss of someone who both as a philosopher and as a friend was so important to many of us. His talk last January at the 'Left Theory in the 21st century’...

‘Festival of Conversations, Ideas and Performances’

‘Festival of Conversations, Ideas and Performances’

Institute for International Law and the Humanities (Melbourne Law School) It’s hard to believe, but Melbourne Law School's Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) is now 15 years old. This seems like an excellent reason to celebrate, and to bring a...

Neoliberalism’s Anthems

Neoliberalism’s Anthems

As I sit down to write a response to John Reynolds, Julia Emtseva, and Richard Clements, who generously reviewed my book, the musical accompaniment are the tunes of the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. National anthems in particular ring out. The familiar tunes and lyrics...

CfP: Utopia and the legal imagination

CfP: Utopia and the legal imagination

Utopias and utopian thinking can often be seen as an exercise in dreaming; the unrealistic imagining of an impossible society. In the thinking behind laws and legal systems, there is an underpinned imagining of ideal worlds. Drawing from the work of Austin Sarat,...

Workshop: Working with Benjamin on Law

Workshop: Working with Benjamin on Law

WorkshopWorking with Benjamin on Law15, 16 & 17 July 2021ZfL Berlin & Online Organized by Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa (CONICET/UBA), Hannah Franzki (University of Bremen) & Rafael Vieira (UFRJ) The workshop is funded by the Walter Benjamin Award for Young...

How do we see ‘most of the world’ from Sheikh Jarrah?

How do we see ‘most of the world’ from Sheikh Jarrah?

Isn’t this simply the matter? Isn’t this what ultimately unites us? These are the questions that wandered through my head as I observed the cartoon illustrated by Doaa el-Adl. Along with the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah, the cartoon shows a woman getting dragged from the...