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Written during the final months of the enemy occupation of France, Georges Bataille’s Sur Nietzsche is a record of life during wartime. It is, in the words of the translator of the new English edition, Stuart Kendall, also a work ‘of ethical and political philosophy, or rather, more pointedly, […] an anti-fascist work written under conditions of enemy occupation, which is to say as a book written as a covert act of war.’ Aimed at cleansing Nietzsche from the stain of his fascist interpreters, Bataille’s Nietzsche puts thought to the test of experience and pushes experience to its limits. In this third volume of his Summa Atheologica Bataille recognises that ‘existence cannot be at once autonomous and viable,’ yearning instead for community out of the depths of isolation and transforming Nietzsche’s will to power into a will to chance.
We are pleased to host a two-day workshop of lectures and seminar discussions around the new translation of Bataille’s On Nietzsche (State University of New York Press: 2015) led by Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick University) and Stuart Kendall (California College of the Arts).
Thursday, 10 Nov 2016:
4pm-7pm, Richard Hoggart Building 256, Goldsmiths, University of lONDON.
4:00 pm – Prof. Stuart Kendall (California College of the Arts), Bataille beyond Nietzsche: The ‘On’ of On Nietzsche
5:00 pm – Prof. Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick University), Nietzsche as an Anti-Political Thinker?
6:00-6:30 pm – General discussion
Drinks at New Cross House
Friday, 11 Nov 2016:
10am-6pm, Deptford Town Hall 109, Goldsmiths, University of lONDON.
10:00 am – Dr.William Stronge (Chichester / Brighton), The Creaturely Condition
10:45 am – Dr.Willow Verkerk (Kingston University), On Communication: Bataille’s Friendship with Nietzsche
12:00 pm – Prof. Jim Urpeth (Greenwich University), Immanence and the Sacred in Bataille’s ‘On Nietzsche’
Lunch 12:45 to 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Seminar 1, The Position of Chance, led by Prof. Chris Law (Goldsmiths University)
3:00 pm – Seminar 2, Philosophical Epilogue, led by Prof. Stuart Kendall (California College of the Arts)
4:00 pm – Concluding roundtable
Keith Ansell-Pearson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He is one of the foremost experts on Nietzsche in the English-speaking world and is the author of Nietzsche contra Rousseau (Cambridge University Press: 1991), as well as, Nietzsche’s Search for Philosophy (Bloomsbury: 2017).
Stuart Kendall is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts. He is a writer, editor and translator working at the intersections of modern and contemporary design, visual culture, poetics and ecology. He has taught at Boston University, Stanford University, Stony Brook University (New York), as well as, given lectures at colleges, universities, conferences and colloquia around the United States.
Prof. Cornel West – Union Theological Seminary, New York and Jason Wakefield – Avello Publishing (Editor-in-Chief).
Right: Henk de Regt, VU University Amsterdam. Jason Wakefield – Avello Publishing (Editor-in-Chief).
Left: Cheryl Misak, Emeritus Vice-President, University of Toronto. Christopher Clarke, University of Cambridge. Jonathan Knowles,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Left: Nick Jardine – King’s College, University of Cambridge. Katharina Kraus – Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Jason Wakefield – Avello Publishing (Editor-in-Chief).
Right: Marina Frasca-Spada – Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. John Forrester – King’s College, University of Cambridge. Patricia Fara – Clare College, University of Cambridge.
Voltaire and the Newtonian Revolution One-Day Conference.
Avello Publishing Journal 1.4: The Paradox of Nietzschean Atheism book pre-launch party
An audience with D.H Mellor, Emeritus Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge. This book pre-launch party is not part of The Paradox of Nietzschean Atheism Conference Program on the 24-25th March 2014.
5.15 pm – 6.00 pm: Professor Robert Brandom talk Reason, Genealogy, and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity
6.00 pm – 6.15 pm Questions by Jane Heal, Simon Blackburn, Rae Langton, Tim Button, Tim Crane and Huw Price.
6.15pm – 8.00pm: Formal Hall Dining.
Left: Tim Crane, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge. Robert Brandom, University of Pittsburgh. Simon Blackburn, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Right: Jason Wakefield, Avello Publishing (Editor-in-Chief). Tim Button, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge and Huw Price, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
The Paradox of Nietzschean Atheism Conference Program 2014
The second annual Avello Publishing Journal Conference, 24-25th March 2014, will be hosted at Anglia Ruskin University on the 24th and Trinity College, Cambridge on the 25th for dining. The key note speaker is Lord Rowan Williams (Chancellor of the University of South Wales) who received the award of Doctor of Pastoral Theology at Anglia Ruskin University during 2013. Previously he conducted the royal marriage of HRH Prince William the Duke of Cambridge whilst he was the Archbishop of Canterbury. Currently Lord Williams also has the post of Master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge. The key note talk will be introduced by Micheal Thorne (Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University) whose first class degree in Pure Mathematics and PhD in Computational Group Theory has allowed him to hold a variety of parliamentary appointments across Whitehall in London. The concluding evening will be held in the formal hall for dinner at Trinity College, University of Cambridge on the 25th March 2014.
To participate in the Q & A, the required pre-reading is as follows:
Giles Fraser (2002) Redeeming Nietzsche: On the Piety of Unbelief. Routledge.
John Millbank (1990) Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason. Blackwell.
Rowan Williams (1994) Open to Judgement: Sermons and Addresses. Darton, Longman & Todd.
Slavoj Žižek & John Millbank (2009) The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? MIT Press.
The agenda for the first evening is as follows:
6.30 – 6.55: Drinks Reception
7.00 – 7.05: Welcome by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Thorne
7.05 – 7.45: Lord Rowan Williams talk – The Ethics of War in a New Era
7.45 – 8.00: Q & A, chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Thorne
Directions to the campus in Cambridge are easy to find as it is situated very close to the train station. Please note that we are unable to offer car parking on site unless you are a blue badge holder. The nearest public car park is at the Grafton Centre. Please then make your way to the Reception Desk in the Helmore Building, on East Road and you will be directed to the drinks reception.
If you would like to register your place at the conference, are a blue badge holder or have any other queries prior to the event then please do not hesitate to contact Nicola McLaren, Anglia Ruskin University, Corporate Events Officer via telephone or email her at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and lodging is the same as the inaugural Avello Publishing Journal Conference as the event is in the same city again, thus see the program below for symposium accommodation.
The agenda for the second evening is as follows:
6.00pm – 8.00pm: Formal Hall Dining.
For the charges and rules of formal dining at the University of Cambridge, email the specific college for a guest ticket – in this case Trinity College.
The History of Newton’s Philosophy Conference Program 2013
Download hi – resolution mp4 of opening address by David Gunkel, University of Northern Illinois (as featured on Professor Gunkel’s official website) :
The inaugural Avello Publishing Journal Conference, 10 June 2013, was hosted at the University of Cambridge, England, U.K. It culminated with the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Annual Meeting of Correspondents Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lecture by Peter Constantin, former Chair of Mathematics, University of Chicago; current Director of Mathematics, University of Princeton. This official University of Cambridge video shows Avello Publishing Journal Editor-in-Chief Jason Wakefield and other dignitaries in the audience:
Prof. Peter Constantin and Editor-in-Chief Jason Wakefield during the Newton conference 2013:
The Proceedings of our inaugural Avello Publishing Conference, 10 June 2013 have now been published in Issue 1, Volume 3 (2013) of the Journal. Hard-back copies are available on a print-on-demand basis. International shipping possible for our global readership.
Joint sessions with other organisations are potentially available on request. The Editor-in-Chief is available for Key-note speech requests at high – level, international conferences. Booking arrangements are usually conducted via a registration requiring pre – payment. Accommodation and meals in dining halls may be included for delegates from overseas.
All correspondence related to the inaugural Avello Publishing Journal Conference in Cambridge, England should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Jason Wakefield
If exceptional circumstances make it necessary to communicate directly with the Avello Publishing Journal Committee Co-Chairs, they can be reached by email at their respective academic institutions. When emailing the Co-Chairs please indicate clearly in the subject line that the topic of your message is the inaugural Avello Publishing Journal Conference, Cambridge 2013.
Staying in a historic Cambridge college accommodation during the student vacations is a unique opportunity. With centrally-located bed and breakfast rooms from only £34, it is a cost effective alternative to staying in Cambridge hotels and by providing the particular college with revenue you will be contributing to the upkeep of the famous University buildings.
You could trace the footsteps of graduates such as Newton, Darwin and Prince Charles. You will eat in the college hall and could wander through the college’s gardens and courts, learn about the college’s history and take a punt along the river Cam followed by a drink in the college bar.
Membership is required for most speakers or moderators. The audience may participate in the discussions after the talks.
TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS TO CAMBRIDGE FROM OVERSEAS
The nearest of the London airports to Cambridge is Stansted, about 25 miles away. There are trains about every hour from the airport’s attached railway station (journey time 25 minutes), or buses about every hour from the airport bus station (journey time 45 minutes). A taxi costs about £45 if ordered from a Cambridge firm (e.g. 01223 715715), but probably much more if obtained directly at the airport. There are buses from Heathrow to Cambridge (about two and a half hours, but there can be long delays in busy traffic). Or you can travel by the underground (Piccadilly Line) from the airport to King’s Cross, and take the train (see below). It is not worth using the Heathrow ‘Flyer’ (a fast and expensive train service) to Paddington, because it takes half an hour to travel from Paddington to King’s Cross. A taxi to Cambridge costs about £90. There are also buses from Gatwick to Cambridge, although it is quite a long journey. You are perhaps wiser to take one of the fast trains to London Victoria, and then take the Victoria (underground line) to King’s Cross. I dislike to think what a taxi might cost. Luton is only about 40 miles from Cambridge, but the roads are crowded. There are buses, or a taxi would cost, I imagine, about £60. Or you could take the train to London St Pancras, which is next door to King’s Cross.
Trains run between Cambridge and two London terminals, Liverpool Street and King’s Cross. The King’s Cross service is faster and marginally more reliable. For most of the day, Monday to Saturday, trains leave at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, in both directions, and take a little less than an hour. You must ensure that you buy a ticket before you board the train, or you may be made to pay a stiff fine. If you arrive at Waterloo International on the Eurostar, you need either, and preferably, to take the Bakerloo Line to Piccadilly Circus, and then change on to the Piccadilly Line for King’s Cross, or to take the Northern Line to Euston and then change on to the other branch of the Northern Line for King’s Cross.
Information on train and bus services, car parking etc. is available at
General information on all UK train services, and the opportunity to buy tickets on-line,
is provided by http://www.qjump.co.uk/index.html
The following web-site allows you to view a large variety of maps of Cambridge and the university: http://www.cam.ac.uk/map/
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