Theater of Violence

Theater of Violence

A Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Brad Evans, University of Bristol, UK; Director of the "Histories of Violence" Project


Image: Gottfried Helnwein, "I Walk Alone"

 

Buell Hall, East Gallery

November 1, 2013, 12:30-2:00

 

Brad Evans is founder/director of the "Histories of Violence" project. A Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK, he is a visiting fellow at Columbia's Committee on Global Thought in the fall of 2013. He is a regular contributer to numerous news outlets and scholarly journals, and he sits on the editorial boards for a number of reputable international journals in the fields of political philosophy. He also serves as a consultant on the theme of violence to a number of cultural organisations.

 

Brad has published extensively on the global problems of insecurity, power and political violence. Drawing influences from the Continental political and philosophical tradition, Brad’s research maintains a commitment to critical pedagogy in the public interest. His work is also concerned with the changing nature of public education and how this may allow us to engage with the performing arts to reconceptualize our understanding of the political. 

 

Brad’s latest books include Liberal Terror (Polity Press: 2013); Deleuze and Fascism: Security, War, Aesthetics (Co-edited with Julian Reid, Routledge: 2013); and Resilient Life: The Art of Living Dangerously (Co-written with Julian Reid, Polity: forthcoming 2014). He is currently working on a number of projects that include a manuscript with Henry A. Giroux titled “The Spectacle of Violence”; edited book on violence in critical thought with Terrell Carver titled Histories of Violence (Zed Books: 2015); an edited volume with Keith Tester on Hiroshima & Cultural Theory (Thesis Eleven: 2015); the next histories of violence special series on the theme of “Disposable Life”; and a series of initiatives on “The Theatre of Violence” & “Violence and Tragedy.”

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