I will be giving a public keynote lecture in Dublin on 7th June, as part of this conference on ‘trust’ hosted by University College Dublin. Register here to attend.
‘The Reaction Economy’
An edited version of my recent LRB Winter Lecture, The Reaction Economy, has now appeared in the new issue of the London Review of Books. You can also listen to me discussing the piece on the LRB podcast or watch the original lecture.
LRB Winter Lecture – 10th February
Discussion of Nervous States, Hannah Arendt Center
In conversation with Roger Berkowitz at ‘Rage and Reason’, the annual conference of the Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College, New York, in October 2022
‘The Problem of Trust in the Digital Public Sphere’
In February I was invited by Marion Fourcade to give a lecture at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley. The lecture, based on various recent arguments and pieces of mine on neoliberalism, platforms and the crisis of liberalism, was entitled ‘The Problem of Trust in the Digital Public Sphere’. You can watch it here.
Discussing behaviourism, economic policy and the pandemic
This event was hosted by the Politics of Economics project of the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Launch of Nervous States, Spanish edition
In conversation with Pablo Simon, Clara Jiménez and Fernando Arancón at Telefonica Fundacion, Madrid.
LRB at 40: in conversation with Katrina Forrester
A podcast is now available for this event, which was held as part of a series marking the 40th birthday of the London Review of Books. We discussed the current crisis of liberalism in relation to our own writing.
In advance of my participation in this week’s Sydney Writer’s Festival, I spoke at length to Phillip Adams about Nervous States, host of Late Night Live.
ABC Late Night Live
‘Calm Down Dear’ – how angry should politics get
I too part in this discussion with Fern Riddell, Kehinde Andrews and Jo Ann Nadler at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival, recorded at the Sage Gateshead, now available from Radio 3
New York launch of Nervous States on C-Span
This discussion with Max Read was hosted at McNally Jackson, Williamsburg, and is now available to view thanks to C-Span Books.
In conversation with Josh Cohen on ‘the psychopolitics of accleration’
This recording is of a public conversation I had with Goldsmiths colleague Josh Cohen, to explore overlapping themes of our two books, Nervous States and Not Working
Nervous States out in the US
Nervous States: Democracy & the Decline of Reason is published in the US by Norton on 26th February. It’s been described as an “interdisciplinary masterpiece” in The New York Times Book Review, and The New Yorker interviewed me about the book’s ideas here.
I’ll be discussing the book with Max Read of New York Magazine on 5th March at McNally Jackson, Brooklyn.
Anger Fast & Slow
This piece was given as the Annual Lecture at the Queen Mary Center for the History of Emotions.
Nervous States – events
Upcoming events and discussions of my forthcoming book (more will be added as they are confirmed):
26th September – Blackwells, Oxford, in conversation with George Monbiot
29th September – Wigtown Book Festival
13th October – Ilkley Literary Festival
15th October – Waterstones Picadilly, London, in conversation with Tom Sutcliffe
14th November – Guardian Live, in conversation with Jonathan Shainin
21st November – Burley Fisher books, in conversation with Suzanne Moore
22nd November – Queen Mary Center for the History of the Emotions Annual Lecture