Freedom, Now

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Online via Zoom
@ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This event was presented in collaboration with the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison.

A man with short, curly dark brown hair, mustache & goatee sits in front of a colorful array of books. He wears round eyeglasses, a dark gray henley, navy blue cardigan, and navy blue jacket.

Alberto Toscano is Term Research Associate Professor at the School of Communications at Simon Fraser University and Professor of Critical Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he co-directs the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought. He is the author of Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea (Verso, 2010; 2017, 2nd ed.), Cartographies of the Absolute (with Jeff Kinkle, Zero Books, 2015), Una visión compleja. Hacía una estética de la economía (Meier Ramirez, 2021), La abstracción real. Filosofia, estética y capital (Palinodia, 2021), and the co-editor of the 3-volume The SAGE Handbook of Marxism (with Sara Farris, Bev Skeggs and Svenja Bromberg, SAGE, 2022), and Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s Abolition Geography: Essays in Liberation (with Brenna Bhandar, Verso, 2022). His books Late Fascism (Verso) and Terms of Disorder: Keywords for an Interregnum (Seagull) will be published in 2023. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory and is series editor of The Italian List for Seagull Books. He is also the translator of numerous books and essays by Antonio Negri, Alain Badiou, Franco Fortini, Furio Jesi and others.

A revised version of this lecture can be found in Toscano’s forthcoming book, Terms of Disorder: Keywords for an Interregnum (Seagull Books), available soon.