Who Stole the Future?

Guest Lecture: Who Stole the Future? Exploring Incel Victimisation

Henry Price and Emily Pratten, 7th December, 1-3pm GMT

Graphics by J. Lilley-Byrne

We began our winter programme with a delve into the fascinating but troubling world of Incels (or involuntary celibates) with our first guest lecture from Henry Price and Emily Pratten: ‘Who Stole The Future? Exploring Incel Victimisation’. For those who missed this excellent event, the recording is now available to watch! Please see a link below and a list of recommended reading from our group chat.

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Further Reading

How to Philosophize with a Hammer and Sickle: Nietzsche and Marx for the 21st Century, Jonas Ceika

Waypoint: Timenergy, Critical Media Theory and Culture War, Theorypleeb

Men Who Hate Women, Laura Bates

Popular Feminism vs Popular Misogyny, Sarah Banet-Weiser

Seduction, Rachel O’Neill

 ‘Lay Down and Rot: Incels and Lost Futures’, in Alluvium: Futurity in Crisis, Henry Price and Emily Pratten

7th December: Who Stole the Future? Exploring Incel Victimisation

After a rather long break, we are back with an exciting line-up of online winter guest lectures. Like all of our events, these are online, free, and open to everyone. We hope to see you all there!

Guest Lecture: Who Stole the Future? Exploring Incel Victimisation

Guest Lecture: Henry Price and Emily Pratten, with special guests PGR Feminisms, 7th December, 1-3pm GMT, Online via Zoom

Graphics by J. Lilley-Byrne

We kick start our winter programme with a delve into the fascinating but troubling world of Incels (or involuntary celibates) with our first guest lecture: ‘Who Stole The Future? Exploring Incel Victimisation’. We are delighted to welcome Henry Price and Emily Pratten who will be talking about their recent work in this area. You may remember their excellent paper in our special ‘Futurity in Crisis’ summer edition of Alluvium journal, ‘Lay Down and Rot: Incels and Lost Futures’. We will also be joined by special guests from the PGR Feminisms group for our discussion, so this session is not to be missed.

After Henry and Emily’s lecture, there will be a chance for questions, followed by an open discussion of the topic.

To register and receive a Zoom link, email contemptheoryuob@gmail.com or DM us on twitter @Theory_UoB. Everyone is welcome – we hope you can join us!

What else is on?

We’ll be releasing our full programme soon with details of exciting guest lectures. In the meantime…

Attend

Between Sound and Concept: Listening with the CCRU

8th December, 11am-5pm, Shop Front Theatre, Coventry 

Members interested in Mark Fisher’s work might also be interested in an upcoming symposium as part of the Coventry Bienniel taking place Wednesday 8th December, 11am-5pm. Tickets can be bought here.

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Matt Colquhoun: A Brief History of the New

We’ve (finally) uploaded the recording from Matt Colquhoun’s fantastic guest lecture which rounded off our Postcapitalist Desire reading group in the spring. Matt’s lecture, ‘A Brief History of the New’ can be watched here.

We look forward to seeing you all on the net,

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Watch: Matt Colquhoun ‘A Brief History of the New’ Guest Lecture

After a bloody long break we’re dusting off the recording from Matt Colquhoun’s fantastic guest lecture in the Spring. Though April feels like a lifetime ago, Matt’s musings on the history of the new seem just as fresh now as they did then.

Matt kindly agreed to speak for us as we concluded our Postcapitalist Desire winter reading group, giving us, as always, not and ending, but a jumping off point for further enquiry. Here’s how he described the lecture:

“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.”

You can read more about Matt’s thoughts on this lecture on his blog.

We hope you enjoy watching.