Series #5 starting Tues 26 Oct

The Non/fiction Lab at RMIT is thrilled to announce that Philosophies of Difference is convening a new online seminar series in October and November.  POD SEMINAR SERIES Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm AEDT  Register for this event here. Once you have registered you will receive and email with the event link. Schedule: *Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have […]

Elizabeth Grosz, ‘Ruyer & Embryogenesis’ – Audio recording now available!

For those who missed our last PoD Online seminar, the audio recording of Elizabeth Grosz’s ‘Ruyer and Embryogenesis’ can be streamed below. For previous selected PoD seminars, please check out our Soundcloud. ELIZABETH GROSZ  Ruyer and EmbryogenesisThis talk will address the hauntingly strange writings of Raymond Ruyer, a contemporary of Gilbert Simondon and a strong […]

Elizabeth Grosz (25/11): ‘Ruyer & Embryogenesis’

You are warmly invited to a Philosophies of Difference Seminar presented in partnership with the Non/fiction Lab: ELIZABETH GROSZ  Ruyer and EmbryogenesisThis talk will address the hauntingly strange writings of Raymond Ruyer, a contemporary of Gilbert Simondon and a strong influence on the writings of Gilles Deleuze. It provides a broad introduction to his writings […]

Rebecca Hill on the Philosopher’s Zone, + links to PoD media

Rebecca Hill (RMIT), one of the founders/convenors of PoD, was recently featured on ABC’s podcast, The Philosopher’s Zone. Listen here! ‘Philosophy in a nutshell pt3: Derrida and the text’ In 1967, French philosopher Jacques Derrida wrote “There is nothing outside the text”. Or did he? It’s a bad translation that’s launched a thousand bad interpretations […]

06/12 – Intersections: Feminist Care Ethics and Disability Studies

Philosophies of Difference & PHI Research Group (Deakin) present INTERSECTIONS: FEMINIST CARE ETHICS AND DISABILITY STUDIES Guest Lecturer – Distinguished Prof. Eva Kittay (Stony Brook University, USA) Respondents – Dr. Mariko Konishi (Osaka University, Japan) and Dr. Martin Leckey (University of Melbourne) Abstract ‘Care and Disability’  A number of prominent disability scholars and activists have worked to free […]

05/12 – Manus Prison Theory: Engaging with the Thought of Behrouz Boochani

  Since 2013, the Kurdish writer and artist Behrouz Boochani has been incarcerated on Manus Island by Australia’s immigration detention industry. In his recent book, No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison, Boochani argues that ‘Manus Prison Theory’ or the ‘Kyriarchal System’ is foundational to the Australian state. This seminar explores this idea with […]

29/11: A Panel on Trans + Queer Theory @RMIT City Campus

Philosophies of Difference Seminar Thursday 29th November 2018 2:00-4:30pm RMIT CITY CAMPUS Building 80 Level 10 Room 17     A Panel on Trans and Queer Theory     ABSTRACTS “The Queer Rituals of Neoliberalism”  Yannik Thiem (Villanova University) With the rise of neoliberalism, identities have also become more fluid and the practices and meanings of identifications […]