Skip to main content

The Violence We Embody

This lecture given by Professor Brad Evans is part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences inaugural lecture series.

Important information - this event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been announced

  • 17 Nov 2020, 6.30pm to 17 Nov 2020, 8.15pm GMT
  • Chancellors' Building, 2.6, University of Bath
  • This event is free
Abstract art painting
In this lecture, Professor Brad Evans will explore the embodied experience of violence

What do we understand by the term 'violence'? How can we do ethical justice to the subject? And how do we carry the invisible wounds of violence, from the personal to the political, the intimate to the planetary? Offering a critical reflection on life growing up in the impoverished South Wales valleys, in this lecture Brad Evans will engage with the embodied experience of violence, how it connects to its ecological framings, and why there’s a need to attend to the psychic life of violence in respect to the crisis of identity and subjectivity.

This lecture will be introduced by the Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, Professor Ian White, and will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

A drinks reception will be held directly after this lecture in the Chancellors' Building level 2 foyer. If you have any dietary requirements please contact Hannah Mason

Professor Brad Evans

Professor Brad Evans is a political philosopher, critical theorist and writer, whose work specialises on the problem of violence. He is the author of some ten books and edited volumes, along with over fifty academic and media articles.

Throughout 2015-17, Brad was invited to lead a dedicated series for The New York Times (The Stone) on violence.

He is currently Professor of Political Violence and Aesthetics at the Department of Politics Languages & International Studies, University of Bath, and the lead editor for the dedicated section on violence and the arts/critical theory with The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Attend this inaugural lecture

Book a ticket for this lecture


This venue has disabled lift access.

Chancellors' Building, 2.6 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

Contact us if you would like to find out more about this inaugural lecture.