The Fifth Estate
When, and how, does hate flourish in a society? How is hate spreading in our society? When do speech acts qualify as acts of hate? Who is encouraging the spread of hate, and what do they have to gain?
In this conversation, we’ll discuss the disturbing rise of nationalist populism in Australia today, expressed through such events as the United…
Carolin Emcke: How We Desire
‘There is as much difference between us and ourselves,’ writes Carolin Emcke ‘as between us and others’.
Carolin Emcke is a celebrated philosopher and journalist from Germany, whose remarkable career has included stints reporting from conflict zones for Der Spiegel and lecturing in political theory at Yale.
How We Desire is the first of Emcke’s books to be translated into…
Kenan Malik on Identity Politics
‘Contemporary identity politics is less about confronting injustice than about rebranding it,’ Kenan Malik has written.
At the Wheeler Centre in April, the provocative and insightful London-based scholar will outline his ideas on the limitations of our preoccupation with identity. What do we mean by ‘identity politics’ anyway? And how does the debate about identity relate to the wider debates…
Writing the Body
In our daily lives, we’re flooded with images and ideas of how our bodies should or shouldn’t be. Many of us struggle with self-acceptance, and when our bodies deviate from what’s considered ‘normal’, we often also struggle with the attitudes of others.
Carly Findlay and Lee Kofman are both authors of new memoirs that examine how our bodies shape who…
In partnership with Archer magazine, we’re presenting a series of events throughout 2019 which will explore sexuality, gender and identity – with an emphasis on the lesser-heard perspectives for which the magazine is known.
Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, acclaimed American drag clown Carla Rossi (aka Anthony Hudson) brings you a conversational lecture-style workshop exploring the history and future of drag and gender. What are drag’s many varieties, flavours and houses, and how do they correspond to the unchartable spectrum of genders and sexualities? And as an increasingly popular artform, how does drag serve to…
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