Jason Wakefield at Somerville College, University of Oxford. 
Jason Wakefield at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.
Jason Wakefield at Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Tatiana Faia (University of Lisbon), Fiona Macintosh (University of Oxford), Tanya Pollard (City University New York), Georgina Paul (University of Oxford), Cécile Dudouyt (University of Paris 13), Tiphaine Karsenti (University of Paris X), Justine McConnell (King’s College London), Stephe Harrop (Liverpool Hope University) and other contributors to ‘Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century’ at the book launch. 
Translating Greek Tragedy in Sixteenth-Century Europe Conference 2018.
Friday 14th December 2018.
Vernon Harcourt Room, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY.
This one-day conference about clarifying ancient epistemology, Byzantine logic, classical archaeology, Greek literature and reflections on the art of Roman Italy is being held at St. Hilda’s College in Oxford University to mark its 125th anniversary in 2018. This historical legacy of feminism at St. Hilda’s is because it was originally founded as a college for women.
10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee
10.30-11.00 Welcome from Fiona Macintosh and presentation of ‘Translating Ancient Drama’ project by Cécile Dudouyt
11.00 – 12.00 Southern Europe I–Chair: Prof. Elia Borza (Université Catholique de Louvain)Neo-Latin in Renaissance Europe
Dr. Giovanna Di Martino (University of Oxford)Theatre Translation and Aeschylus in Early Modern Italy: Three Case Studies
12.00-12.15 Coffee Break
12.15-1.15 Southern Europe IIChair: Prof. Blair Hoxby (University of Stanford)
Dr. Claudia Cuzzotti (Independent)The Hecuba by Michelangelo the Younger (1568-1647): Translation and Adaptation of Greek tragedy in the Italian Renaissance
Dr. Luísa Resende (University of Coimbra)Sophocles in Sixteenth-Century Portugal. Aires Vitória’s Tragédia del Rei Agaménom
1.15-2.30 Lunch
2.30-3.50 Northern Europe IChair: Prof. Blair Hoxby (University of Stanford)
Prof. Malika BastinHammou (Université Grenoble Alpes)Florent Chrestien’s Latin Translations of Neglected Greek Tragedies
Prof. Thomas Baier (University of Würzburg)Camerarius on Greek Tragedy
Dr. Angelica Vedelago (University of Padua)Thomas Watson’s Antigone: the Didacticism of Neo-Latin Academic Drama
3.50-4.10 Coffee Break
4.10-5.30 Northern Europe II –Chair: Dr. Tiphaine Karsenti (University of Paris X)
Dr. Cécile Dudouyt (University of Paris 13)Translating and Play-writing: Robert Garnier’s Patchwork Technique
Prof. Tristan Alonge (Université de la Réunion)-Praising the King, Raising the Dauphin: An Unknown Sixteenth-Century French Translation from Euripides Recovered
Prof. Tanya Pollard (City University New York) Translating and Transgendering Greek Heroines in Early Modern England
5.30-6.30 Plenary led by Dr. Stuart Gillespie (University of Glasgow)
7.45 Drinks Reception and book launch of Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century, eds. Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, Stephen Harrison and Claire Kenward (Oxford University Press 2018).
9.30 Formal Dinner (South Seminar Room)
The logistics of getting to Oxford:
Oxford is accessible by rail and is connected by coach service to London airports. Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are connected to Oxford by coach and rail links. Coaches must be booked in advance. Please book hotels before the event.
Slavoj Žižek and Jason Wakefield at the University of Cambridge in 2018.
The podcast from the Hegel’s Logic Conference 2017 is now available:

Peter Hallward, Jason Wakefield, Catherine Malabou, Andrew Benjamin.

Hegel’s Logic Conference 2017.

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE.

Friday 8 December 2017

11.00am – 6.00pm

The annual Avello Publishing Journal Conference will be hosted in 2017 at Kingston University in Room JG3007 at the Penrhyn Road campus. The one-day workshop of lectures starts with research on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s Encyclopedia Logic and concludes with a book launch of Howard Caygill’s In Light of the Accident. The debate is on different aspects of the importance of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s dialectical logic to the work of contemporary philosophers such as Simon Blackburn and John McDowell.

11.00–11.10 Introduction
11.10–12.25: Prof. Andrew Benjamin
Conditioning the Unconditioned?

Pre-reading required: Encyclopedia Logic, ‘Preliminary Conception, B. Second
Position of Thought with Respect to Objectivity’, II. The Critical
Philosophy’ [sections 40–60].

12.30–13.45: Prof. Catherine Malabou
Logic as Metaphysics

Pre-reading required: Hegel’s ‘Introduction’ to The Science of Logic

13.45–14.30 – Lunch

14.30–15.45: Prof. Howard Caygill
Hegel’s Moment of Resistance

Pre-reading required: The Science of Logic, Vol. 2, The Science of Subjective
Logic, or, The Doctrine of the Concept. ‘II: Objectivity: 1. Mechanism’

15.45–16.00 – Break

16.00–17.15: Prof. Peter Osborne:
The Self-Movement of Capital and the Life of Hegel’s Idea

Pre-reading required: The Science of Logic, Vol. 2, The Science of Subjective
Logic, or, The Doctrine of the Concept: ‘Of the Concept in General’ &
‘III: The Idea: 1. Life’

17.15–17.30: Closing discussion

17.30–19.00: Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) Christmas Drinks Reception & Kafka: In Light of the Accident written by Howard Caygill (Bloomsbury: 2017) book launch.

Prof. Stuart Kendall (California College of the Arts), Prof. Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick University) and Jason Wakefield – Avello Publishing (Editor-in-Chief).


Bataille’s Nietzsche Conference 2016.

Goldsmiths, University of London.

Free to the public.

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

Coffee 11:30

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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015.
10.30 am – 5.30 pm
St Cross College, University of Oxford.

This conference explores Voltaire’s and Marquise Emilie du Châtelet‘s roles in the promotion of Newtonian theory as well as their activities in the physics of their era.

Registration to attend this conference is free, but must be confirmed using the conference booking form by Monday 23rd February.

One-day conference videos copyright owner: Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics, St. Cross College, Oxford.

The programme for the day is below:

Morning Introduction: History and Politics of Modern China, Faculty of Oriental Studies (University of Oxford)

10.30 am WELCOME

Professor Catherine Wilson (University of York) – The Cartesian Background: England and France

11.30 am Professor Nicholas Cronk (The Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford) – Voltaire’s Career as a Scientist

12.20 pm Professor Robert Iliffe (University of Sussex) – The Role of Newtonian Science in the French Enlightenment


Afternoon Chair: Dr Julian Barbour (University of Oxford)

2.15 pm Professor Sarah Hutton (University of St Andrews) – Émilie du Châtelet‘s Newton

3.05 pm Dr Anne-Lise Rey (Université Lille I) – Émilie du Châtelet‘s Institutions de Physique : a Leibnizian-Newtonian Synthesis?


4.30 pm SUMMARY OF THE DAY’S PROCEEDINGS – Professor Robert Iliffe (University of Sussex)













There will be a conference dinner at St Cross in the evening following the end of the conference with an after-dinner talk by David Bodanis (author of Passionate Minds: The Great Enlightenment Love Affair). Although the conference itself is free of charge, the dinner carries a booking cost of £35 to attend.

Bed and breakfast accommodation in the Oxford colleges can be found online with a map of the location of St Cross College in the city centre.

All-day parking in central Oxford is often limited.

For conference material permissions, further enquiries and registration contact:

Dr Jo Ashbourn
Senior Tutor & Tutor for Admissions,
St Cross College,
Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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:

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:

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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.



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


The following web-site allows you to view a large variety of maps of Cambridge and the university:

Main road maps into Cambridge City Centre:

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