Pandora’s Daughters

As of yet, ON THE BLIND SPOT authors have been Alain Brossat (PLEBS INVICTA), Maurizio Lazzarato (The Making of the Indebted Man), and Giovanni Leghissa (Verfirmung der Gesellschaft/Incorporating Society). The series will continue in 2016 with its fourth edition called Pandora’s Daughters in collaboration with philosopher Boyan Manchev

International Forum “Truth and Sophistry”

Sofia Literary Theory Seminar (SLS)
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)

truth-and-sophistryInternational Forum “Truth and Sophistry”

Place: New Conference Room, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, SofiaTime: 14.03- 15.03.2016

The forum is open to the public. See below the detailed program.
Working language: English

Място: Нова конферентна зала (Огледаланата зала), Софийски университет
Време: 14 – 15 март 2016 г.

 

Форумът е отворен. Виж по-долу подробната програма.
Работен език: английски

Международният форум „Истина и софистика“ ще се състои на 14-ти и 15-ти март в Нова конферентна зала на Софийски университет. Форумът продължава философските срещи, организирани от Центъра по философия към Токийския университет (UTCP) и Софийския литературоведски семинар (СЛС), през 2013г. върху „Метаморфоза и катастрофа“ и през 2015 върху „Възвишеното и das Unheimliche“ (март 2015 г., София) и върху „Литературните фигури“(декември 2015, Токио). Тази година форумът ще се провежда в два модула – симпозиум, който в свободен разговор ще обсъжда темата за истината и маските на истината през диалога на Платон „Софист“ и трактата на Лонгин „За възвишеното“. Вторият модул включва две публични лекции, които ще повдигнат отново въпроса „що е философия“. Заповядайте, да чуете Коичиро Кокубун, „Косвената реч във философията – методът на Жил Дельоз“ на 14 март 2016 г. от 18 часа и Боян Манчев, „Преобръщане на времето. Глава първа“ на 15 март 2016 г. от 18 часа.

● 14th March, 14-16 h symposium on Longinus “On the Sublime“, introduction by Futoshi Hoshino
● 14th March, 18-20 h lecture by Koichiro Kokubun “Free Indirect Speech in Philosophy – The Method of Gilles Deleuze”

● 15th March, 14-16 h symposium on Plato “Sophist“, introduction by Kamelia Spassova
● 15th March, 18-20 h lecture by Boyan Manchev “The Reversal of Time. Chapter One.”

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Boyan Manchev: Philosophy of Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis of Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Boyan Manchev
Philosophy of Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis of Philosophy

manchevLecture and seminar in English, 1,5 SWS, 1 resp. 2 ECTS credit points
lectures: 13.1., 20.1., 27.1., 10.2.2016, 6-8 pm (starts without academic quarter, no breaks), HZT studio 8
seminar: 14.1., 21.1., 28.1., 11.2.2016, 10-12 am
(starts without academic quarter, no breaks), HZT studio 8

In my books I am articulating metamorphosis as ontological concept as well as a critical instrument for reflexive intervention in the ‘ontology of the actuality’. The series of four lectures, accompanied by seminars, will propose a concise and experimental version of my philosophical proposals on the figure and the concept of metamorphosis, in direct connection to important tendencies in contemporary art, with special attention to contemporary dance and performance. Има още

LES ATTENTATS / LA PENSÉE

Revue Lignes n°48

Les attentats en France, en Europe : quelle situation nouvelle créent-ils pour la pensée ? Laquelle pour la mondialisation ? Laquelle pour ce qui s’oppose (pour le capitalisme et l’anti-capitalisme) ? L’évidence est que les anciennes oppositions, justes au demeurant, n’y suffisent pas. Qui doivent être repensées.

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MUTATIONS – AUTOUR DE JEAN-LUC NANCY

Collège International de Philosophie
MUTATIONS – AUTOUR DE JEAN-LUC NANCY

Strasbourg, 18-20 novembre 2015

2015_11_04_Colloque_NancyINTColloque organisé par le le Collège international de Philosophie et le Centre de recherches en philosophie allemande et contemporaine (CREPHAC) de l’Université de Strasbourg et , avec la participation de l’Université de Strasbourg, de la librairie Kléber, du Centre Emmanuel Mounier, de l’Ambassade de France en Allemagne, de la Ville et de la Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg. Има още

Boyan Manchev, Seminar at CARPA4, Helsinki

CARPA4

CARPAN LOGO_1The Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts CARPA4 brought together 70 experts in their fields from 13 different countries to the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki on 10 – 13 June, 2015. Colloquiums theme was The Non-Human and the Inhuman in Performing Arts – Bodies, Organisms and Objects in Conflict.

CARPA4 observed critically anthropocentrism in performing arts and wondered the meaning of objects and non-human extent in arts and artistic research. The theme was approached from different perspectives by the colloquium’s keynote speakers Professors Peta Tait, Timothy Morton, and Boyan Manchev.

CARPA is a biennual international colloquium that focuses on performance art and artistic research. The colloquium is organised by the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke) of the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Proceedings of CARPA4, including articles from the accepted presentations, will be published in NIVEL – an open access web publication, by December 2015. We are happy to include different types of papers, presentations and workshop reports including images, video and audio clips in these proceedings of the colloquium.

CARPA4 was supported by Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta / Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Peta Tait FAHA, La Trobe University, Australia

Professor Timothy Morton, Rice University, USA

Professor Boyan Manchev, New Bulgarian University
Program for Inhuman Theater, or The Monstrous Desire of the Things

[Report] International Forum “The Sublime and the Uncanny” (2)

Originally posted on the blog of University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)

Hisato Kuriwaki (UTCP)

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What is a “center?” Here, let us think not about the relationship between a point, a line, and a plane, which people often talk about, but rather about the relationship between a point, a line, and a circle. If you have two points, you can draw a line between them. And if you fix one point and rotate the other around it, a circle would appear. Then, what looks like a circle at first sight may in fact only be a point. The “center” is essentially the central point of a circle. The location of this point shifts incessantly, according to which the circle continues to transform or to “metamorphose.”

In March 2015, I participated in the international forum “The Sublime and the Uncanny” co-organized by the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP), the Sofia Literary Theory Seminar (SLS) and the Cultural Centre of Sofia University – there are at least two “centers” here. The academic exchange between UTCP and Sofia University had already started in 2013 with the international symposium “Metamorphosis and Catastrophe,” but I imagine the two exchanges held by the two centers – the two points – have different characteristics. For example, we can compare the two organizers from UTCP: Prof. Yasuo Kobayashi who organized the first exchange and who has retired from the University of Tokyo this spring, and Dr. Futoshi Hoshino, organizer of the second forum, who is more than thirty years younger than Prof. Kobayashi. This year’s forum has been realized by young scholars, and thanks to the atmosphere created by this younger generation, I, as a PhD student, was able to participate in it without any hesitations. Има още

[Report] International Forum “The Sublime and the Uncanny” (1)

Originally posted on the blog of University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)

Futoshi HOSHINO (University of Tokyo)

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We held the international forum “The Sublime and the Uncanny” at Sofia University, Bulgaria. This forum was co-organized by the Sofia Literary Theory Seminar (SLS), the Cultural Center of Sofia University, and the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP).

In the autumn of 2013, Profs. Boyan Manchev (New Bulgarian University), Darin Tenev (Sofia University), and Yasuo Kobayashi (University of Tokyo) organized the forum “Metamorphosis and Catastrophe” in Sofia, through which young scholars from the University of Tokyo and Sofia University conceived a plan for the next meeting. Through conversation with Dr. Kamelia Spassova, who had organized a long-term seminar on das Unheimliche (the uncanny) with her colleagues, I decided to focus on the two notions in this forum: the “sublime” and the “uncanny.”

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The Sublime and the Uncanny

University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)
Sofia Literary Theory Seminar (SLS)
Cultural Centre of Sofia University

International Forum
“The Sublime and the Uncanny”

Place: New Conference Room, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
Time: 2.03- 4.03.2015

sublime_uncannyThe international forum „The Sublime and the Uncanny“ will be held between the 2nd and the 4th of March 2015 in the New Conference Room of the Sofia University. It is organized by the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP), the Sofia Literary Theory Seminar and the Cultural Centre of Sofia University. The forum is interdisciplinary and focuses on the notions of ‘the Sublime’ and ‘das Unheimliche’, which play a crucial role not only in 20th century but also in contemporary critical discourses.

It will pose the question of the correlation and heuristic potential of these notions in the time of redefinition of the understanding of human intellect, respectively – the status of the (in)human. The forum will expose in a new perspective the topics of the „Metamorphosis and Catastrophe“ symposium, held at the beginning of November 2013.

Interventions on the topic „The Sublime and the Uncanny“ will be presented by Alexander Kiossev, Boyan Manchev, Futoshi Hoshino, Kamelia Spassova, Yuji Nishiyama, Darin Tenev, Takafumi Shimada, Bozhana Filipova, Hisato Kuriwaki, Maria Kalinova, Enyo Stoyanov, Miglena Nikolchina
The forum is open to the public. See below the detailed program.
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INAESTHETICS 4, Philosophy

INAESTHETICS
Edited by Wilfried Dickhoff & Marcus Steinweg

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Forum international „Métamorphose et Catastrophe“

From the UTCP University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy’s blog

25 November, 2013
KOBAYASHI Yasuo, YAMAOKA Riyako, HOSHINO Futoshi,TAKAYAMA Hanako

We co-organized an international symposium “Metamorphosis and Catastrophe” at Sofia University, Bulgaria (from October 31 to November 2, 2013). The symposium was organized by Profs. Boyan Manchev (New Bulgarian University), Darin Tenev (Sofia University) and Yasuo Kobayashi (University of Tokyo). Around fifteen participants joined from Tokyo, Paris and Sofia. Има още

Boyan Manchev: What Do the Things Want? Aisthetic Materialism and the Future of Performance

Date: Wed, Nov 26 2014 18:00

!boyan_matterBoyan Manchev (BUL): What Do the Things Want? Aisthetic Materialism and the Future of Performance
Lecture

Location: TQW / Studios

Free admission

In his lecture Boyan Manchev, philosophy professor at the New Bulgarian University (Sofia) and at the University for the Arts (UdK, Berlin), will propose a new articulation of the reflection on things in performance, in direct connection with the critical investigation of contemporary performance capitalism and with the perspective of the transformationist materialism. The questions to start with: What do the things want? And why should a thing perform?

Lecture in English

Part of:
SCORES N°9: no/things
www.tqw.at

Der Neue Oedipus. Theater, Begehren und Krise des Politischen

Boyan Manchev
4. Dezember 2013, 19 Uhr
 
Unstete Körper Wandering Bodies 
Vortragsabend / Evening of Talks 

 Das Bild hinter dem Bild

Abschlussveranstaltung, 4. Dezember, 19 Uhr
Der Körper als soziale Äußerung 
Body as Social Utterance 
Talk mit / with Zhao Chuan, writer/art critic/theatre director,  Shanghai  
Der Neue Oedipus. Theater, Begehren und Krise des Politischen 
The New Oedipus. Theatre, Desire and Crisis of the Political 
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Boyan Manchev, „Die neue Pandora…“

Überstürztes Denken
Philosophie der Überstürzung mit Marcus Steinweg. Zu Gast:

Boyan Manchev
„Die neue Pandora, oder Begehren und Desorganisation“

12.02.2013, 20:00 Uhr
Volksbuehne, Berlin, ROTER SALON

Was ist ein Unmenschliches Theater? Was wäre ein Theater ohne Menschen? Der Schauplatz des Inhumanen? Vielleicht hat das Theater seinen Ursprung in dieser Frage, die den Raum für jenes Menschen-Monster geöffnet hat, das sich selbst zu werden versucht. Das Unmenschliche Theater ist Theater grenzenlosen Begehrens – eines Begehrens, das Überschreitung des Menschlichen ist. Das grenzenlose Begehren gestattet keine Hoffnung auf Exodus. Begehren ist ein Monster. Wo das Begehren grenzenlos ist, öffnet sich die Szene des Obszönen, eine Art obszöner Plazenta, wo neue Organe der experimentellen Erprobung des Menschlichen entstehen. Boyan Manchev ist Philosoph. Er unterrichtet an der Universität in Sofia und am HZT der UdK Berlin. Er ist ehemaliger Vize-Präsident des College International de Philosophie in Paris.

Boyan Manchev, „The New Arachne…“

Boyan Manchev

The New Arachne: Biopolitics and Techniques of Life

15.12.2012 | 14 h

In the lecture I will connect the issue of subjectivity to the tension between body and technique. I will discuss the biopolitical conditions of modern subject, while trying to think the possibility of its emancipation from these conditions.

The question of biopolitics, inherited from Foucault, will be related here to the crucial notion of technique (of body), where technique will be understood as immanent quality of life itself. From that perspective, the mythical figure of Arachne, as discussed in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, appears as a striking metaphor of the actual destiny of the body of the subject, which “implodes” in itself giving at the same time birth of a new technical being. Arachne as the first Political Weaver.