National Historiographies, detail from a performance by Ultra-Red
Peter Osborne moderates a panel discussion to coincide with the publication of the first two volumes in a new series of essays from the Radical Philosophy Archive.
Featuring Radical Philosophy editors David Cunningham and Victoria Browne alongside the editors of the volumes (Austin Gross, Marie Louise Krogh and Matt Hare), the discussion will consider: How do intellectual journals renew themselves as political conditions evolve and change? As universities become increasingly industrialised, what is the future for independent cultural productions? Does ‘philosophy’ still have a special role to play?
The panel will address these issues with particular reference to changing forms of critique and the – still problematic – ‘national’ character of philosophical discourses.
Critique & Betrayal: Essays from the Radical Philosophy Archive, Volume 1, 2020, edited by Austin Gross, Marie Louise Krogh and Matt Hare
Philosophy & Nations: Essays from the Radical Philosophy Archive, Volume 2, 2020, edited by Austin Gross, Marie Louise Krogh and Matt Hare
Both volumes will be available to purchase from the ICA Bookstore and are also available as free ebooks
Victoria Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University and specialises in political and feminist theory.
David Cunningham is a Reader in English Literature and Cultural Theory at Westminster University.
Peter Osborne is the Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University London. He was a member of the Radical Philosophy editorial collective from 1983 – 2016.
Radical Philosophy emerged in the 1960s, framed politically by the student movement and the New Left. In the 1980s and 1990s, this was refashioned by a more profound engagement with feminism, ecology and the new social movements. From the early 2000s, the journal sought consistently to expand its geopolitical horizons, with contributions from Latin America, Africa and East Asia. Throughout its history, it has striven to free itself from the restricting institutions and orthodoxies of the academic world.