Matt Colquhoun, “A Brief History of the New”
“How do we free ourselves from the tyranny of the “post-“? Jumping off from Fisher’s unfinished lecture series, which ends with post-structuralism’s moment of absolute negation, this lecture will return to the philosophy’s beginnings, tracing a wandering line of abstraction from Heraclitus to the Ccru, considering how “the new” has been thought and we might begin to think “the new” anew again.“
We’re very excited to announce that Matt Colquhoun, editor of the incredible Postcapitalist Desire: Mark Fisher’s Final Lectures, will be joining us April 21st 1-3pm for a special guest lecture titled “A Brief History of the New” to conclude our reading group series.
This event is free and will take place online. There are limited places at this event so we recommend you register early to avoid disappointment!
Follow the link below to register for this event.
In the meantime, we’ve been unpacking Mark’s lecture transcripts, chapter by chapter, in our monthly Postcap Desire reading group, so if you haven’t already, join us! We have two sessions to go before Matt’s lecture, covering the fifth and final of Mark’s transcripts (‘Libidinal Marxism’) and Matt’s introduction (‘No More Miserable Monday Mornings’), giving us plenty of time to dissect and discuss before his guest lecture on the 21st. If you’d like to join the final sessions of our reading group, get in touch to register for this free, informal and friendly online series.
Postcapitalist Desire Schedule:
Tuesday 24th November, 1-3pm – Lecture 1 What is Postcapitalism? Tuesday 15th December, 1-3pm – Lecture 2 “A Social and Psychic Revolution of Almost Inconceivable Magnitude”: Countercultural Bohemia as Prefiguration Tuesday 26th January, 1-3pm – Lecture 3 From Class Consciousness to Group Consciousness Tuesday 23rd February, 1-3pm – Lecture 4 ‘Union Power and Soul Power’
- Tuesday 23rd March, 1-3pm – Lecture 5 ‘Libidinal Marxism’
- Tuesday 12th April, 1-3pm – Introduction ‘No More Miserable Monday Mornings’
- Wednesday 21st April, 1-3pm – Matt Colquhoun Guest Lecture