Anti-Politics in Media and Culture
Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, WCI
Wednesday 18 April 2018, 17: 00-20: 00
In recent years there has been a rising tide of populist and anti-political sentiment. Figures like Donald Trump and Nigel Farage have gained power by distancing themselves from ‘the establishment’ and portraying the political system itself as the enemy of the people. How has this anti-politics been manifest in culture, and in old and new media? What is the relationship between these representations and the arena of political practice? To what extent does anti-politics herald the return of politics proper? Or is it an aspect of a broader cultural and technological shift: the postmodern fragmentation of authority, movement, epoch, and grand narrative?
Speakers confirmed :
- Rob Topinka (Birkbeck)
- Alan Finlayson (UEA)
- Will Davies (Goldsmiths)
- Esther Leslie (Birkbeck)
- Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper)
- Jeremy Gilbert (UEL)
This event is free, but booking is required.