I recently gave a popular philosophy talk at the BBC Free Thinking Festival of Ideas 2012 at the Sage in Gateshead. Alongside taking part in their ‘speed date a thinker’ event, I decided to discuss in my talk animal rights and the gaze. The 14 minute talk was recorded by the BBC and recently went out on Radio 3 as The Essay. If you are interested in listening online then you can hear the talk here. It was a great opportunity and great practice, though I have some work to do on the difficult skill of talking to a large live audience while simultaneously being recorded for broadcast.
In other news I’ve just finalised the proofs for my article in French for Les temps modernes November-January. I’m also looking forward to the publication of the talk I gave in Cyprus at the ISSEI conference.
Lastly since I’ve been failing to update this website, let me just record that I’m currently working as a Junior Research Fellow and Part-time Lecturer at the University of Essex. I submitted my PhD back in early October and Étienne Balibar will be coming for my PhD viva in January. I am teaching two units on philosophy and cinema – one on film as a recording medium focusing on Derrida, Barthes and psychoanalysis, one on film as a mode of thought focusing on Deleuze, Bergson and Badiou. Hopefully I will soon find time to write something on here more than snapshots of news.