Camus and Enemies

A 12-week course taught online August-November.

A special 12-week course run by Valery Vinogradovs, with Rrose/Seth Horvitz.  Note that this is a course run by Valery himself - hence correspondance regarding the course should be sent to Valery directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Friday 6:30-8:30pm
19 August - 4 November


ONLINE.  The course will be taught via Zoom.

Fees (AUD):

Courses Waged Unwaged
1 $225 $150



Course Description

CamusCamus and Enemies

Lecturers: Valery Vinogradovs, with Rrose/Seth Horvitz

Starts: Friday 6:30-8:30pm 19 Aug

Full Schedule: Aug 19, 26, Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, Break, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4

Location: Taught via Zoom online.

You probably know what it is like to have a family member, a colleague, a lover and a mate – but do you have a true friend, or at least an ally, dead or alive? If so, then perhaps you have learned about the art of loving the other. You may also have learned what it is to have enemies.

Our series of lectures engage with Albert Camus, – litterateur and philosopher, anarchist, journalist and dramatist, – so as to entertain his host of enemies, who were revealed throughout his eclectic and tragically incomplete oeuvre.

As we shall learn, insofar as one is not in a position to identify their enemies, it would be near impossible to understand who they are, nor the hospitable and hostile dimensions of the world they are a part of:

1. Poverty in the Colony: Early Years in Algeria

  • The First Man (unfinished), Notebooks 1935-1942, Nuptials (1938)

2. Comfort in Chains, or Pessimism and Nihilism

  • The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), An Interview with Delpech (1945), The Possessed (1959)

3. Executioner as a Teacher for Life

  • The Stranger (1942), ‘Intelligence and the Scaffold’ (1943), ‘Reflections on the Guillotine’ (1957)

4. The Rabble, or reading Nietzsche

  • The Rebel (1951), An Interview with Aubarede (1951), ‘Replies to Brisville’ (1959)

5. Special lecture with Rrose: De Sade and Surrealists

  • The Rebel (1951)

6. The Nazis, or the Naked Flesh

  • The State of Emergency (1948), The Plague (1947), Combat Writings (1944-1947)

7. Sartre? or the Blood of Freedom

  • The Just Assassins (1949), The Rebel (1951), Excerpts from Les Temps Modernes

8. Colonisers, or Bloody Rites

  • Algerian Chronicles (1958), ‘Algeria’ (1961)

9. Toothless Artists

  • ‘Create Dangerously’ (1957), The Artist at Work (1957)

10. Inquisitors of Beauty

  • Caligula (1944), ‘Prometheus in the Underworld’ (1946), ‘Helen’s Exile’ (1948)

11. Gods in Men, or Traditional Morality

  • ‘Pessimism and Courage’ (1945), ‘The Human Crisis’ (1946), The Fall (1956)

12. Poor Communication, or Ice in their Hearts

  • Misunderstanding (1943), ‘On a Philosophy of Expression’ (1944)

All texts will be provided.


15 Aug - 10 Nov Evening School Sem2 2022

18 Aug - 10 Nov MSL Evening School

19 Aug - 11 Nov Camus and Enemies

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