Monday, August 24, 2009

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945


I will be delivering a paper called 'H.G. Wells and the Garden City Utopia' at this conference, to be held in the English Faculty at Oxford University on 18th September 2009. Full details of the conference are here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Problems with Sartre

My review of Alain Badiou's Pocket Pantheon appears in this week's New Statesman.

"The book was originally to be called Funeral Orations; it mourns the passing of not only an extraordinary group of individuals, but a style of thought. Badiou argues that the uncompromising quest for truth has been replaced in our times by the drear tenets of a "vegetable-based natural medicine", a lifestyle philosophy that advises us to "keep fit and be efficient, but stay cool"."

You can read the whole review online here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ties That Bound


A review of The Future of Community published in the Times Literary Supplement, 31 July 2009.