Glasgow Conference: Badiou and Paul

Along with Roland, I am sorry that I will not be able to make this conference that Ward Blanton has organized this month.  If anyone can go and can blog some summaries of papers etc. then that would be great.

Paul, Political Fidelity and the Philosophy of Alain Badiou: a Discussion of Incident at Antioch

13th and 14th February 2009, University of Glasgow

13th February, 2009 (Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre)

14.30-16.00 Reading of Selections from Alain Badiou’s Incident at Antioch

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-18.00 Interview with Alain Badiou
Ward Blanton (University of Glasgow) and Susan Spitzer (Los Angeles)

18.00-19.15 Reception

14th February, 2009 (Wolfson Medical School, Seminar Room 1)

10-11.15 The Use of Forcing: Badiou, Paul and Messianism; Kenneth Reinhard (University of California, Los Angeles)

11.30-12.45 Paul, Badiou and the Event as Gift; John Barclay (University of Durham)

13-14.30 Lunch

Ernst Bloch and Aristotle’s dynámei ón: Not-Yetness, Hope and the
Promise of the Universal; Peter Thompson (University of Sheffield,
Ernst Bloch Centre)

15.45-16.45 Theatre and Politics, Althusser to Badiou; Patrick Lyons (University of Glasgow)

17-18.10 Response & Invitation to Open Discussion; Johan Van der Walt (University of Glasgow, School of Law)

The conference is free and open to the public.For maps and travel information, see