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.
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.