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CHS Optional Seminar: Aesthetics and Philosophy Seminar Series led by Jonathan Miles

17 February 2020 | 5.30pm – 8pm

Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1

The End of History 

“The disaster is related to forgetfulness- forgetfulness without memory…” Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster 

Starting from the image of a French explorer's discovery of Anchor Wat's ruins in the 19th Century a narrative will be woven about the relationship between forgotten history, history as written and a notion of the end of history. Partly about the relationship of the ruin and the fragment, this lecture will explore ideas related to memory, oblivion, inscription and striation. 


Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture (London: Routledge 1994) 
Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx (London: Routledge 1994) 
Akira Lippit, Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) (London: University of Minnesota Press 2005) 
Catherine Lupton, Chris Marker (London: Reaktion 2005) 
Paul Ricoeur, Memory, History, Forgetting (Chicago: Chicago University 2004) 
Paul Virno, Deja Vu and the End of History (London: Verso 2015) 
Slazoj Zizek, Living in the End of Times (London: Verso 2010)