The PhD students in Culture Studies at the Lisbon Consortium  that organize the reading circle are preparing a special session, date to be announced.

The politics of Trump’s politics, A Politics of Surroundings Special

In his recent book Scatter 1. The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida, 2016, Geoffrey Bennington poses the following question: “What if political rhetoric is unavoidable, an irreducible part of politics itself?”

We would like to invite the corpus of The Lisbon Consortium, students and professors, to join us in a close reading of Bennington’s book and to participate in the discussion of the main ideas presented in it. Our intention is to see how the author responds to his question, and to use his conceptual framework to critically engage with the state of contemporary politics.