Reading Arendt after Post-structuralism

Huegel, V. (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

Viktoria will co-moderate a workshop on ‘Reading Arendt after Post-structuralism’ with Liam Farrell (PCI cluster). The workshop will take the format of two very short presentations by Viktoria and Liam followed by an open discussion of the essay’s “What is Authority?” and "What is Freedom?” from Hannah Arendt’s Between Past and Future.

Our aim with this session is to think about the position of Arendt in political theoretical scholarship after the most-important revolution in 20th century philosophy, namely the post-structuralist turn. Post-structuralism, as a tendency within continental thought, has given centre stage to the intersections between language, affect, and power, thus bringing the contingency of the human condition to its most radical conclusions for political thought.

This workshop, aims, not at being final, or at instigating points of closure, but rather is concerned with natality, with beginning. As such in true Arendtian terms, the task is one of opening up spaces for new research, new questions, new conversations, whilst staking a claim that Arendt’s work is a significant departure in thinking the Political, as well as questions of power, violence and contingency.

This workshop is part of the ongoing partnership between the PCI and CAPPE in thinking and rethinking Critical Theory and Radical Politics.
Period13 Nov 2018
Held atNational University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational