How Could We Keep Hoping In The Future? Discussion with Luce Irigaray

Panel Discussion with Luce Irigray, Andrew Bevan, Harry Bregazzi, Jennifer Carter, Maria Fannin

Presented by the Centre for Comparative Political Thought, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London

28 October 2019 at 5:30 PM

Pushkin House, Music Room, 5a Bloomsbury Square

Many fear there will be no future for our planet and the beings on it without a radical evolution of our current world. This cannot happen without changing how we bring up and educate children, envisage our natural and cultural environment, and conceive of theory and culture.

How Could We Keep Hoping in the Future is a panel discussion led by Luce Irigaray. It is focused on the engagement with her work found in the recently published edited volume Towards a New Human Being.  After an introduction by Professor Irigaray, contributors to Towards a New Human Being (Palgrave 2019) will briefly expound their own proposals for the dawn of a new humanity and a new world.


Luce Irigaray is one of the leading thinkers of our age. She is the author of more than thirty books translated into various languages, the most recent of which are Sharing the World (2008), In the Beginning, She Was (2012) and Through Vegetal Being (co-authored with Michael Marder, 2016).

Dr. Andrew Bevan recently obtained his PhD from Kingston University. He has published chapters in Thinking Catherine Malabou: Passionate Detachments (2018) and ‘Refounding Philosophy with Self-Affection’ in Towards a New Human Being (2019).

Harry Bregazzi is a researcher in geographies of peace at the University of Bristol. He has recently published ‘Agonism, critical political geography, and the new geographies of peace’ with M Jackson, in Progress in Human Geography, vol. 42 (2018).

Dr. Jennifer Carter is a lecturer in philosophy at Stony Brook University. Her work focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century continental philosophy, especially Luce Irigaray, phenomenology, existentialism, and the philosophy of touch.

Dr. Maria Fannin is Reader in Geography at the University of Bristol. She has published widely on feminist approaches to health and understandings of motherhood, and is co-editor of ‘Reproductive Geographies; Bodies, Places and Politics’ (Routledge, 2018)

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