Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Diane Morgan

Lecturer

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BA, MA, DPhil, University of Sussex

European enlightenment, particularly German culture, and modernism; ‘cosmopolitics’ (transnational identities, international law).

Research Interests

Cultural and Critical Theory (Frankfurt School); European philosophy (especially Enlightenment thought and the work of Immanuel Kant); Utopian Studies (especially C19th French “utopian” socialism); “Cosmopolitics” (questions relating to cultural and political transnationalism and international law); Aesthetics (including architectural theory).

Teaching

Cultural/Critical Theory; Aesthetics and Politics, Utopian Thought

Publications

Books

Journal articles

  • Morgan DL (2016) “Anarchism, Utopianism and Hospitality: The Work of René Schérer”, Modern and Contemporary France. 24.2: 161-177.
    DOI: 10.1080/09639489.2016.1153462, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97138/

  • Morgan DL (2015) “La transmission dans le temps de l’Idée : « ce météore [lancé] sur les masses électrisées ».”, Revue d’études proudhoniennes. 1: 64-71.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89689/

  • Morgan D (2014) “The "Floating Asylum," the Armée du salut, and Le Corbusier: A Modernist Heterotopian/Utopian Project”, Utopian Studies. 25.1: 87-124.
    DOI: 10.5325/utopianstudies.25.1.0087, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89684/

  • Morgan DL (2013) “Review of Shane Weller’s “Modernism and Nihilism” (Palgrave/ Macmillan 2011)”, Modernism/Modernity.

  • Morgan DL (2013) “Review of Howard Slater’s Anomie/ Bonhomie and Other Writings (Mute Publishing 2010)”, Anarchist Studies.

  • Morgan DL (2013) “Kathi Weeks’s The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries (Duke U.P. 2011)”, Utopian Studies. 24.1

  • Morgan DL (2013) “Why "Perpetual Peace is Almost a Pleonasm"”, Peace Review: a journal of social justice. January-March 2013. 25.1: 9-16.

  • Morgan D (2011) “Are you working enthusiastically? Fourier, Proudhon and The Serial Organisation of the Workplace”, PARALLAX. 17.2: 36-48.
    DOI: 10.1080/13534645.2011.559354

  • Morgan DL (2010) “Working with Enthusiasm? Charles Fourier and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and the Serial Organisation of the Workplace”, Parallax Ventrella F (eds.). 2011

  • Morgan D (2009) “Trading hospitality: Kant, cosmopolitics and commercium”, Paragraph: a journal of modern critical theory. 32.1: 105-122.
    DOI: 10.3366/E0264833409000431, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/81475/

  • Morgan D (2008) “The Distractions the Built Environment: Architecture as a Collective Work of Art”, Interculture Allmer P; Sears J (eds.). Reproducing Art: Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Reconsidered

  • Morgan D (2007) “Kant, multiperspectival thought and technology”, Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities. 12.2: 35-46.

  • Morgan D (2007) “Kant, cosmopolitics, multiperspectival thinking and technology”, ANGELAKI. 12.2: 35-46.
    DOI: 10.1080/09697250701754947

  • Morgan DL, David-Ménard M (2003) “Sexual Alterity and the Alterity of the Real for Thought”, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. The One or the Other: French Philosophy Today. 8.2

  • Morgan D (2000) “The Discipline of Pure Reason: Dosing the Faculties”, Tekhnema : Journal of Philosophy and Technology. 6: 72-89.

  • Morgan D (1999) “The Poor Law: Büchner”, Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities. 4.1: 147-156.

  • Morgan DL, Vaudeville B (1999) “The Folly of Structures: An Apology for Rigidity”, Tekhnema. Energy and Chance.5

  • Morgan D (1998) “Amical Treachery: Kant, Hamann, Derrida and the politics of friendship”, Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities. 3.3: 143-151.

  • Morgan DL (1997) “What does a Transsexual Want?”, Radical Deviance. 2.IV: 153-160.

  • Morgan DL (1996) “Passovers: Postmodernism and Transsexuality”, Radical Deviance. 1.II

  • Morgan DL (1993) “The King’s Two Bodies, The Leader’s Stuffed Body and Vampirism”, Tekhnema: Journal of Philosophy and Technology. 1

Chapters

  • Morgan D (2015) “'L'asile flottant': Modernist reflections by the armée du salut and le corbusier on the refuge/refuse of modernity”, In: The Globalization of Space: Foucault and Heterotopia. 127-148

  • Morgan DL (2014) “Globus terraqueus: Cosmopolitan Right, "Fluid Geography" and Commercium in the Utopian Thinking of Immanuel Kant and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.”, In: Sarat A; Douglas L; Umphrey MM (eds.) Law and the Utopian Imagination. The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 126-154
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89688/

  • Morgan DL (2014) “The flat management of “crises” on our spherical planet: anarchist order for a sustainable future”, In: Gallardo P; Russell E (eds.) Yesterday's Tomorrows: On Utopia and Dystopia. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 59-71
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89685/

  • Morgan DL (2014) “Globus terraqueus: cosmopolitan right, "fluid geography" and commercium in the utopian thinking of Immanual Kant and Pierre-Joseph Proudhom”, In: Sarat A; Douglas L; Umphrey M (eds.) Law and the utopian imagination. Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. Stanford University Press. 126-154
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/81472/

  • Morgan DL (2011) “Saint-Simon, Fourier, and Proudhon: "Utopian" French socialism”, In: Schrift AD (eds.) The history of continental philosophy. University of Chicago Press. 265-304
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/81473/

  • Morgan DL (2011) “Spielraum et Greifbarkeit: un acheminement vers une architecture utopique”, In: Bédarida M (eds.) Spielraum: W. Benjamin et l'architecture. Paris: Les éditions de la Villette.

  • Morgan DL (2010) “'Activating and Acting on the Past: the Experience of History in August Sander's and Richard Powers's Three Farmers on their Way to a Dance”, In: Gidley M (eds.) Writing with Light: Words and Photographs in American Texts.

  • Morgan DL (2009) “'La Terre est une Sphere: la Globalite et les Sciences de la Terre Chez Kant in Kant et les Sciences. Un dialogue philosophique avec la Pluralite des Savoirs”, In: Ferrari J (eds.) Kant et les sciences. Paris: Vrin.

  • Morgan D (2007) “Goethe's Enhanced Praxis”, In: Morgan D; Banham G (eds.) Cosmopolitics and the emergence of a future. Palgrave Macmillan. 235-256

  • Morgan D (2007) “Parts and Wholes-Kant, Communications, Communities and Cosmopolitics”, In: Morgan D; Banham G (eds.) Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future. Palgrave. 1-11

  • Morgan D (2006) “Nietzsche and National Identity”, In: Pearson KA (eds.) A companion to Nietzsche. Blackwell. 455-474

  • Morgan D (2005) “Postmodernism and Architecture”, In: Sim S (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism. second edition. London and New Yor: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis. 71-81

  • Morgan D (2004) “Outside the Gates of Vienna: Nietzsche and National Independence Movements in the Austro-Hungarian Empire”, In: Golomb J (eds.) Nietzsche and Austrian Culture. Wiener Vorlesungen. Wiener Vorlesungen.

  • Morgan D (2004) “The Handelsgeist and Cosmopolitanism: Kant & Herder Today”, In: Kuharenoka T (eds.) Literaturzinatne, folkloristika, maskla. Acta Universitatis Latviensis. Latvijas Universiate. 129-136

  • Morgan DL, Orlan (2002) “The Virtual and/or Real”, In: Zylinska J (eds.) The Cyborg Experiments. Continuum/Athlone.

  • Morgan D (2000) “'An angel on all fours": 'inverts' and their dogs”, In: Banham G; Blake C (eds.) Evil Spirts: Nihilism and the Fate of Modernity. Angelaki Humanities. Manchester University Press. 89-106

  • Morgan D (2000) “"Provoked Life": Expressing Nihilism”, In: Morgan D; Pearson KA (eds.) Nihilism Now: "Monsters of Energy". Macmillan. 142-166

  • Morgan D (1999) “What does a transsexual want?: The Encounter between Psychoanalysis and Transsexualism”, In: More K; Whittle S (eds.) Reclaiming Genders: Trannsexual Grrammars at the fin de siècle. Cassell. 219-239

  • Morgan D (1999) “"Made in Germany": Judging National Identity Negatively”, In: Deutscher P; Oliver K (eds.) Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman. Cornell University Press. 219-234

Conference papers

  • Morgan DL (2015) “La transmission dans le temps de l’Idée: “ce météore [lancé] sur les masses électricées” at the Annual Conference of the Société P-J Proudhon on “Proudhon et l’histoire”, Paris 8 St. Denis (November 2014)..

  • Morgan DL (2013) "The Camel (the Ship of the Desert)”: “Fluid Geography”, Globality and Cosmopolitics in the Work of Immanuel Kant. Utopian Studies Society Conference Proceedings: The Epistemology of Utopia: Rhetoric, Theory and Imagination Cambridge Scholars Publishing.: 120-139.
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89690/

  • Morgan DL (2004) Outside the Gates of Vienna: Nietzsche and National Independence Movements in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. International Conference on Nietzsche & The Austrian Mind

Conference presentations

  • Morgan DL (2014) René Schérer and the Lasting Untimeliness of French Anarcho-Utopian Theory and Practice. Anarchist Studies Network Annual Conference

  • Morgan DL (2014) Haptic Happiness: the Utopian Promise of Architecture as Oeuvre. Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference

  • Morgan DL (2014) Hospitality, New Anarchism and Nomadic Utopias: The Work of René Schérer. Centre in Anarchist Studies

  • Morgan DL (2013) Crisis? What "Crisis"? "Living Labour" NOW!. Fear of the Surplus

  • Morgan DL (2013) Homo laborans?: The French "Utopian Socialists’" View of Work. Marxism in Culture Research Group

  • Morgan DL (2013) Fluid Geography: Riding the Waves with Kant and Buckminster Fuller. Seminar School of Geography

  • Morgan DL (2012) Flat Management for a Spherical Planet: Anarchist Order for a Sustainable Future. Sustainable Development Research Group, Department of Earth Sciences

  • Morgan DL (2012) Seriality and “Everyone’s Place Under the Sun”: Proudhon with Kant. Seminar Politics Department

  • Morgan DL (2012) Globus Terraqueus: Cosmopolitan Right, “Fluid Geography” and Commercium in the Utopian Thinking of Immanuel Kant and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Law and the Utopian Imagination Visiting Lecturers Series

  • Morgan DL (2012) Des Palais pour le Peuple?: Modèles, circulations et réseaux. Workshop Des Palais pour le Peuple?: Modèles, circulations et réseaux

  • Morgan DL (2011) What peace isn’t, or why the term “perpetual peace” is almost a pleonasm. Global Ethics Research Seminar Series

  • Morgan DL (2011) Museums Are Made for Discourse: A Comparative Study of Le Quai Branly and La cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration. Museology Seminar Series

  • Morgan DL (2011) Cosmopolitan Right and the Utopian Thinking of Immanuel Kant and Joseph-Pierre Proudhon. Utopia/Crisis/Justice

  • Morgan DL, Hodge J (2011) Kant’s Peace Projection and the Human Condition: Kant and Arendt. “Projecting Peace” Research Network

  • Morgan DL (2010) Saint- Simon, Saint-Simonianism and the troublesome transmission of utopian ideas. Seminar Department of French

  • Morgan DL (2009) Kant, Cosmology and the “Interplanetary Perspective”: Rational Beings and Outer Space. Seminar Department of Germanic Studies

  • Morgan D (2008) Greifbarkeit und Spielraum: towards a Benjaminian conception of Utopian architecture,. Paper presented to Dept of German, University of Leeds

  • Morgan D (2007) Spielraum et Greifbarkeit: l'acheminement vers ue architecture utopique. L'architecture et l'inconscient technologique

  • Morgan DL (2007) Spaceship Earth, Cosmopolitics and Extraterrestrial Life. Seminar Department of English

  • Morgan DL (2006) Trading Hospitality: Kant and Cosmopolitics. Hospitality Workshop

  • Morgan DL (2005) Bohumil Hrabal recycles Kant: The Future of Humanism and its Resistance to “Compacted Thought".

  • Morgan DL (2004) "…the camel (the ship of the desert)": Kant and the techniques of living together. Cosmopolitics III day

  • Morgan DL (2003) The Handelsgeist and Cosmopolitanism: Kant and Herder’s Contribution to thinking Transnational and Comparative Spaces Today. ISECS (International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies) conference

  • Morgan DL (2003) Goethe’s Philosophy of Life: Cosmopolitics and “Enhanced Praxis”. Cosmopolitics II conference

Reports

  • Morgan DL (2015) Review of Huw Wahl’s “’To Hell with Culture’: A Film about Herbert Read” in Anarchist Studies Special Issue on Herbert Read, Vol 23, no. 2, (2015)..

Internet publications

Research Projects & Grants

Research Record.

Publications:

  1. Already published:

a)      Monograph

Kant Trouble: The Obscurities of the Enlightened (Routledge/ Taylor & Francis 2000) ISBN 0-415-18353-7& 0-415-18352-9, 238 pages.

b)     Co-edited volumes

Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of the Future co-edited with G. Banham (Palgrave 2007) 978-0-230-00152-7, 261 pages.

 Nihilism Now!: “Monsters of Energy” co-edited with Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson (Macmillan, 2000) ISBN 0-333-73292-8, 252 pages.

c)      Co-edited Journal Issue

With Professor David Webb “Projecting Peace” co-edited issue of Peace Review (Vol 25, no. 1 January-March 2013).

d)     Chapters in books

“Le Corbusier’s “L’asile flottant”:  Refuge, Refuse and Modernism” in The Gobalisation of Space ed. P.Mariangela & J. Miller (Chatto & Pickering 2014) currently in press

“The Flat Management of “Crises” on our Spherical Planet: Anarchist Order for a Sustainable Future Yesterday’s Tomorrows: On Utopia and Dystopia ed. P Gallardo & L. Russell (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014) currently in press.

“Globus Terraqueus: Cosmopolitan Right, “Fluid Geography” and Commercium in the Utopian Thinking of Immanuel Kant and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon” in Law and the Utopian Imagination, Amherst Series, ed. A. Sarat et al (Stanford University Press 2014).

« The Camel (ship of the desert)”: “Fluid Geography”, Globality, Cosmopolitics in the Work of Immanuel Kant” in The Epistemology of Utopia: Rhetoric, Theory and Imagination” ed. Jorge Bastos da Silva, (Cambridge Scholars, 2013).

«Spielraum et Greifbarkeit : un acheminement vers une architecture utopique» dans Walter Benjamin, l’architecture et l’inconscient technologique ed. M Bédarida & L. Andreotti (Les éditions de la Villette, 2011)

« La terre est une sphère : la « globalité » et les sciences de la terre chez Kant » in Kant, la science et les sciences ed. M. Lequan et al, (Paris: Vrin 2011).

“Saint-Simon, Fourier and Proudhon: “Utopian” French Socialism” in Vol. I (1780-1840)  History of Continental Philosophy General Editor A. Schrift, Volume Editor T. Nenon (Acumen Press, 2010 & 2013).

 Activating and Acting On The Past: The Experience of History in August Sander’s and Richard Powers’ Three Farmers on their Way to a Dance” in Writing with Light; Words and Photographs in American Texts ed. M Gidley (Peter Lang, January 2010).

“Introduction: Parts and Wholes- Kant, Communications, Communities & Cosmopolitics” & “Goethe’s “Enhanced Praxis” and the Emergence of a Cosmopolitical Future” in Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future (Palgrave 2007) ed. D. Morgan & G. Banham (see above) pp. 1-14 & 235-255.

“Nietzsche and National Identity” in A Companion to Nietzsche ed. K Ansell Pearson (Blackwell 2006) ISBN 1-4051-1622-6 , pp. 455-474.

“Postmodernism and Architecture” in The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism ed S Sim revised second edition (Routledge 2005) ISBN 0415 33359 8, pp. 71-80.; original version printed in The Icon Critical Dictionary of Postmodern Thought ed. S. Sim (Icon, 1998) ISBN 1-874166-65-X reprinted 2011.

“Outside the Gates of Vienna”: Nietzsche and National Independence Movements in the Austro-Hungarian Empire” in Nietzsche and Austrian Culture ed. J Golomb, Wiener Vorlesungen 17, (Wiener Universitätsverlag 2004) ISBN 3 85114 818 5, pp. 144-160 also translated into Hebrew and republished by Carmelph, Israel 2006).

‘“An Angel on all Fours”: Inverts and their Dogs’ in Evil Spirits: Nihilism and the Fate of Modernity ed. G. Banham & C. Blake (Angelaki/ M.U.P., 2000) ISBN 0-7190-5643-8.

‘“Provoked Life’: Expressing Nihilism’ in Nihilism Now!: “Monsters of Energy”(Macmillan 2000) ed. K. Ansell-Pearson & D. Morgan (see above).

“What does a Transsexual Want?”: The Encounter between Psychoanalysis and Transsexuality” for Reclaiming Genders: Essays on Transsexuality at the Fin-de-siècle ed. K. More and S. Whittle (Cassells, 1999, 0-304-33776-5).

“‘Made in Germany’: Judging National Identity Negatively” in Enigmas: The Work of Sarah Kofman ed. P. Deutscher & K. Oliver, preface J-L Nancy (Cornell U.P., 1999, ISBN 0-8014-8141-4).

e)      Journal Articles“Bunker Conversion and the Overcoming of Siege Mentality” in KYɲTYPA Cultural Journal Skopje, Macedonia (2014/2015) in press

The “floating asylum”, the Armée du salut and Le Corbusier: A Modernist Heterotopian/ Utopian Project in Utopian Studies 25:1 (Penn State University Press 2014).

“Why Peace is Almost a Pleonasm” in Peace Review co-edited Morgan & Webb 2013 (see above).

“Charles Fourier and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon on Enthusiasm and the Serial Organisation of the Workplace” for Parallax 59 ed. F. Ventrella 2011.

“Trading Hospitality: Kant, Cosmopolitics and Commercium” in Paragraph (Edinburgh 2009, Issue 32:1 Extending Hospitality: Giving Space, Taking Time ed. N Clark & M Dikec, pp. 105-122

“The Distractions of the Built Environment: Architecture as a Collective Work of Art” in  Reproducing Art: Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Reconsidered ed. P Allmer & J Sears, Special Issue of electronic journal Interculture (January 2008)

“Kant, Cosmopolitics and Multiperspectival Thinking and Technology” in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities General Issue ed. F. Morlock (Taylor & Francis 2007) ISBN 978-0-415-44791-1, pp. 35-46.

“The Handelsgeist and Cosmopolitanism: Kant & Herder Today” in Latvijas Universitates Raksti: literature, folklore, arts vol. 666 ISSN 1407 2157 (Riga: University of Latvia Press 2004) pp129-136.

Interview with cell biologist, Dr Donald Ingber in e-journal CultureMachine (2001 no. 5) issue on “Virologies” ed. D. Boothroyd & D. Morgan.

‘The Discipline of Pure Reason: Dosing the Faculties’ for Tekhnema, 6: “Teleologies- Scientific, Technical and Critical” ed. G. Banham & S.Malik (A.U.P. 2000, ISBN 2-9509944-0-7).

‘The Poor Law- Büchner’ in Angelaki 4:1, Special Issue on ‘Judging the Law’ ed. B. Stocker (Carfax, 1999 ISSN 725X).

“Amical Treachery: Kant, Hamann, Derrida and the Politics of Friendship” in Angelaki Issue 3:3 ed. P Goulimari (Carfax 1998, ISSN 0969 725X).

«What does a Transsexual Want?» in the journal Radical Deviance May 1997, Vol 2, Issue IV, 153-160

“Passovers: Postmodernism and Transsexuality” in the journal Radical Deviance Vol I, Issue 2, 1996.

“The King’s Two Bodies, The Leader’s Stuffed Body and Vampirism” published in Tekhnema: Journal of Philosophy and Technology (A.U.P. Fall 1993 Issue 1).

f)       Translations

from the French, Monique David-Ménard “Sexual Alterity and the Alterity of the Real for Thought” for Angelaki, issue “The One or the Other: French Philosophy Today”, Vol 8, no. 2, 2003.

from the French, Bernard Vaudeville’s “The Folly of Structures: An Apology for Rigidity” in TEKHNEMA Issue 5 on “Energy and Chance”, 1999.

from the French, Orlan’s “The’ Virtual and/or Real” for The Cyborg Experiments ed. J Zylinska (Continuum/Athlone 2002)

 g)      Book Reviews:

Shane Weller’s “Modernism and Nihilism” (Palgrave/ Macmillan 2011) for Modernism/Modernity (John Hopkins UP 2013)

Howard Slater’s Anomie/ Bonhomie and Other Writings (Mute Publishing 2010) for Anarchist Studies (2013).

Review of Kathi Weeks’s The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries (Duke U.P. 2011) for Utopian Studies Vol 24, no 1, 2013.

  1. Forthcoming Publications:
  1. A.    Monographs.

Kant, Cosmopolitics and Globality for the series “Renewing Philosophy” ed. G. Banham, (Palgrave, Macmillan 2014).

The Affirmation of Social Values in the Work of Saint-Simon, Fourier and Proudhon. For the Ralahine Utopia Series (Peter Lang 2014/2015).

Kant for Architects for the series “Thinkers for Architects” (Routledge/ Taylor & Francis 2014).

  1. B.      Chapters in Book.

“Emboîtons les mondes!” in Mélanges: en hommage de René Schérer ed. C. Iridotou et al L’Harmatten (2014/2015) forthcoming.

  1. C.     Journal Articles

“Expressionist Dreaming in Glass, Steel and Reinforced Concrete: The New Spatialities of the Modernist Built Environment” to be submitted .

“Challenging the Normal: The Care Home as Heterotopia” to be submitted.

Humphrey Jennings: The Colourful Association of Wish “Images” in a “Magnificent System” to be submitted.

““Polyphonic architecture” and “utopian” historiography”, to be submitted.

d) Translations

From English into French Jonathan Beecher’s Parody and Liberation in The New Amorous World of Charles Fourier” in Mélanges: en hommage de René Schérer ed. C. Iridotou et al L’Harmatten (2014/2015) forthcoming.

from the French in English René Schérer’s Zeus hospitalier (forthcoming) contract being negotiated with Edinburgh U.P.

Conference/Seminar Papers Given/ Workshop Participation.

 “Kant and Fluid Geography: The Art of Landing on Planet Earth” research paper to the Centre for Philosophy and English at University of Warwick to coincide with the Mead Gallery exhibition on Land Art, (January 2014).

Crisis? What “crisis”? “Living labour” NOW! Tetley Gallery, Leeds, (December 2013)

Participation in workshops at “Far Out Voices: Exploring the Origins of Green Design”, Rotor, Architectural Triennale, Oslo (November 2013).

Homo laborans?: The French « Utopian Socialists’ » View  of Work” for the Marxism in Culture research group, University of London (October, 2013).

Roundtable discussion with Thierry Paquot, Anne Marie Pl & Véronique Klein about “Les friches industrielles, lieux de creations” (postindustrial sites as places of creation) at L’usine Hollander, Choisy le Roi, France (September 2013).

“Bunker Conversion and the Overcoming of Siege Mentalities” at the Cultural Memory conference, Skopje, Macedonia, (September 2013)

“Polyphonic Architecture” and the Right to a Different Way of Living: The C19th French Utopian Socialists’ Challenge to Building Today”. Utopian Studies Conference, New Lanark, Scotland, (July 2013).

“The Sound of Architecture: Tuning into the Material Resonances of Buildings”, School of Architecture, University of Limerick, Ireland (April 2013).

“Fluid Geography Riding the Waves with Kant and Buckminster Fuller”, Department of Geography, University of Leeds, (March 2013).

“Working with Crises Enthusiastically: French Thinking on “Living Work”, Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, University of Tarragona, Spain (July 2012).

Participation in the “Le génie de la marche” conference, Cerisy-la-Salle, France May 2012.

“Flat Management for a Spherical Planet: Anarchist Order for a Sustainable Future” for the  Sustainable Development Research Group, Department of Earth Sciences, Leeds University, (April 2012).

“Seriality and “Everyone’s Place Under the Sun”: Proudhon with Kant” for the Politics Department, University of Loughborough, ( March 2012).

Globus Terraqueus: Cosmopolitan Right, “Fluid Geography” and Commercium in the Utopian Thinking of Immanuel Kant and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon” as part of the Law and the Utopian Imagination Visiting Lecturers series to the Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College M.A. U.S.A. (February 2012).

Participation in the workshop “Des Palais pour le Peuple?: Modèles, circulations et réseaux”, Le Rize, Villeurbanne, France, (January 2012).

“What peace isn’t, or why the term “perpetual peace” is almost a pleonasm” as part of the Global Ethics research seminar series, Leeds Metropolitan University,( December 2011).

“Museums Are Made for Discourse: A Comparative Study of Le Quai Branly and La cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration”, as part of the « Museology Seminar Series », University of Leeds,( November 2011).

“Objectionability and the Artwork: Emerging from Immersion”, Keynote Speech given at the “Spaces of Performance: Image, Sound, Performance, Word” conference at the University of Riga, Latvia, (October, 2011).

“Cosmopolitan Right and the Utopian Thinking of Immanuel Kant and Joseph-Pierre Proudhon” at the Utopian Studies Society conference on “Utopia/Crisis/Justice” and participation in a Utopian Architecture roundtable discussion, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, (July 2011).

“Kant’s Peace Projection and the Human Condition: Kant and Arendt” joint seminar paper with Professor Joanna Hodge, (Manchester Metropolitan University), “Projecting Peace” Research Network (with Professor David Webb), University of Leeds, (March 2011).

“The Affirmation of Social Values in the work of Saint-Simon, Fourier and Proudhon”, Society of Utopian Studies, University of Lublin, (July 2010).

“Saint- Simon, Saint-Simonianism and the troublesome transmission of utopian ideas”, French Department, University of Leeds, (March 2010).

“The Forces of Society contra Political Power in the work of Saint-Simon and Joseph-Pierre Proudhon”, paper given at the Leeds Metropolitan one-day conference “The Abuse of Power” (October, 2009).

« “La terre est une sphère” : la « globalité » et les sciences de la terre chez Kant » at the Kant, la science et les sciences conference, held by La société d’Etudes Kantiennes en Langue Française (SEKLF) L’université de Lyon, (September 2009).

““The camel (the ship of the desert)”: “Fluid Geography”, Globality and Cosmopolitics in the Work of Immanuel Kant”” at the Utopian Studies Society conference, Porto (July 2009).

“Kant, Cosmology and the “Interplanetary Perspective”: Rational Beings and Outer Space” paper given to the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Sheffield, (March 2009).

“Liberation and Hope in Kant’s Second Critique: Moral Utopianism Viewed Categorically” for the “Practical Reason and the Life World” conference, University of Riga, Latvia, (October 2008).

“Humphrey Jennings, the “association of images”, the “magnificent system” & Utopian Socialism” paper given at the Utopian Studies Society conference, University of Limerick, (July 2008).

Greifbarkeit and Spielraum: Towards a Benjaminian conception of utopian architecture paper given to the Dept. of German, University of Leeds, (March 2008).

« Cosmopolitics and Geodesic Domes : « Fluid Geography » in the Work of Immanuel Kant & Buckminster Fuller” Dept. of History of Art, University of York,( November 2007).

«Spielraum et Greifbarkeit : l’acheminement vers une architecture utopique» at the Architecture et l’inconscient technologique conference held at L’Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris, La Villette, (November 2007).

“Spaceship Earth, Cosmopolitics and Extraterrestrial Life” paper given to the Department of English, University of Leeds, (March 2007).

“The Distractions of the Built Environment: Architecture as a Collective Work of Art” at the Association of Art Historians’ (AAH) Conference, University of Leeds, (April 2006).

“Trading Hospitality: Kant and Cosmopolitics” at the Hospitality Workshop, Open University, (March 2006).

Bohumil Hrabal recycles Kant: The Future of Humanism and its Resistance to

“Compacted Thought”” at the American University of Paris, France (November 2005).

“Kant, Cosmopolitics and Well-Being” for the “Politics of Being” conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, (June 2005).

“Kant, Communications and Cosmopolitics: Ideal Life in a Global Community” for the “Society for Utopian Studies, New Lanark, (June 2005).

“Nietzsche & Kant: Cosmopolitics and Global Ethics”, Nietzsche Society Conference, University of Sussex, (September 2004).

“’…the camel (the ship of the desert)’: Kant and the techniques of living together” at the Cosmopolitics III day, Goldsmiths College, University of London, (May 2004).

“Cosmopolitics and Resisting “Compacted Thought”: Bohumil Hrabal recycles Kant” at the Centre for Research in Philosophy & Literature, University of Warwick, (January 2004).

“The Metamorphoses of Nature, Art and Politics in the Work of Nietzsche and Goethe” at the Nietzsche, Art and Literature conference, University of Warwick, (September 2003).

“Human-Machines and Formative Forces” in Enlightenment Thought’ for the Enlightenment Cyborg session at the ISECS (International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies) conference in Los Angeles, USA (August 2003).

“The Handelsgeist and Cosmopolitanism: Kant and Herder’s Contribution to thinking Transnational and Comparative Spaces Today” for the “Cosmopolitan Transnationalism?: Engaging Contemporary Concerns in the Eighteenth Century Studies Context” session at the ISECS conference in Los.Angeles, USA. (August 2003).

“Goethe’s Philosophy of Life: Cosmopolitics and “Enhanced Praxis”” at the Cosmopolitics II conference, American University of Paris, France April 2003.

“The Handelsgeist and Cosmopolitanism: Kant and Herder Today” at the “Comparative and Transnational Spaces” conference at the University of Riga, Latvia (November 2002).

“Outside the Gates of Vienna: Nietzsche and National Independence Movements in the Austro-Hungarian Empire” at the International Conference on Nietzsche & The Austrian Mind, organised by the Centre for Austrian Studies (the University of Vienna and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Vienna, Austria (June 2002).

“Kant, Cosmogony and the Interplanetary Perspective”, University of Warwick, March 2000 and extended for the Cosmopolitics I conference at Manchester Metropolitan University,( May 2002.)

‘Recycling History and Machinic Memorialisation’ at the ‘Frontiers of Memory’ University of London conference, (July 2000).

Forthcoming Research Seminar Papers/ Conferences/ Workshops.

“Hospitality, New Anarchism and Nomadic Utopias: the work of René Schérer” paper for the Centre in Anarchist Studies University of Loughborough, February 2014.

“Humphrey Jennings: The Colourful Association of Wish “Images” in a “Magnificent System”, English department, University of Sunderland, Easter 2013 tbc

“L’architecture et les en-jeux cosmopolitiques chez Kant” Paper Department of philosophy, seminar organised by René Schérer, Paris 8 St Denis June 2014

Roundtable discussion and workshop on the question of the “The Art of Peacemaking” with delegates from Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina & Sarajevo, Leeds and Paris at the Sarajevo Peace Event 2014, June 2014.

“Arm’d Peace and Restorying Temporalities”, paper in a panel on “Non/violence & “Utopian” politics” at the Utopian Studies Society annual conference, Prague July 2014.

Participation in “Les usages politiques du corps”, Summer School at the University of Tirana, Albania, August 2014.

‘Lançons l’idée, cette semence incorruptible et immortelle, comme un météore sur sur les masses électricisées!….’: Proudhon et l’action politique aujourd’hui” at the “Proudhon et l’histoire” conference, Société Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Paris  November 2014.

Research Centres & Groups

With Professor David Webb (Leeds Metropolitan University) I co-organise the “Projecting Peace” network. We were recipient of  a British Academy SRG in 2009 and have now reapplied further funding to support our continuing programme of cross-institutional, interdisciplinary research seminars (including our participation in “The Art of Peacemaking” at Sarajevo Peace Event in June 2014).

I am part of the Architecture and Utopianism research group affiliated to the Limerick/Newcastle “hub” of the USS (Utopian Studies Society).

I am part of the new Anarchism & Anarchist Thought in France since 1945 organised by D. Berry, University of Loughborough.

External Appointments

I am Contributing Editor to the journal Angelaki.

I am a member of the Organising Committee la Société Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Paris/Besançon France.

PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

I am particularly interested in working with doctoral students engaged with the following topics:

Utopian thought and practice; social and political activism.

Enlightenment thought especially Kantian philosophy and “cosmopolitics”.

Geography/ “Globality”, Power, Commonality, Sustainability.

“Perpetual Peace”/ Conflict Resolution and Creative Practices.

“Living Work” and “Crises” Management.

Critical Theory/ Frankfurt School

Architectural theory and practice.

Practice-led research with Fine Artists.

PhD Thesis

I am currently supervising theses relating to Benjamin and cinema; land art/practice -led research; digital technology and travel writing.

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