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Behind the Mountains

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They say behind the mountains are more mountains. Now I know it’s true. I also know there are timeless waters, endless seas, and lots of people in this world whose names don’t matter to anyone but themselves.

~ Edwidge Danticat (1996) “Children of the Sea” Krik? Krak!

Off to Rome, and then to London. Back in Melbourne some time in mid-June.

Online access is likely to be quite limited, particularly for the first part of the trip. I’ve queued up a few posts for the period when I’ll be most likely to have no online access at all. Apologies in advance if I am unable to respond to comments.

I’ll be attending and, in some cases, presenting to the following events while I’m away:

21-23 May, Rome, John Cabot University, Beyond Reification: Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis (PDF flyer)

29-30 May, Warwick University, Hegel Conference: Truth and Falsity (programme)

2 June, London, Goldsmiths, Marx and Philosophy (JPG flyer)

Wish me luck πŸ™‚

4 responses to “Behind the Mountains

  1. Tom Bunyard May 19, 2008 at 8:36 pm


    I sent you a mail about this earlier, but just in case it gets lost in cybersapce:

    Do you think you could send through a rough draft of the paper (doesn’t matter what order the claims are arranged in, just so that he can familiarise himself with them) soon-ish, and then if you want a finalised(ish) one nearer the time? I’m just a little concerned to uphold the promise of giving him plenty of time to acquaint himself with the material.

    You said something about coming to John’s ‘Attack the Headquarters’ thing; the final session is on teh 3rd, the day after your talk, so do stick around if you fancy it.

    I hope the flight isn’t too grim.


  2. Tom Bunyard May 20, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Hi again,

    Further to the previous comment: I saw Alberto earlier today, and it seems you’re already in contact; as such, please ignore my fussing as it all seems to be in hand. Have fun, see you in Warwick for the Hegel conference.


  3. N Pepperell May 20, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Tom – You’re adding a mild sense of creditors in pursuit to the blog πŸ˜› I followed up with Alberto when you first mentioned the issue on the blog, and have sent him something – not quite what I will say, but close enough for purposes of preparation. Apologies for not cc’ing you on the correspondence – I’ve been in a rush, and just wanted to make sure Alberto had what he needed.

  4. e May 27, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Hi NP,

    I just dropped by and discovered what you are up to!

    Hope you have a fantastic time in Europe! Good luck with the presentations.

    Hope to have a catch up sometime when you return.

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