Evening School Sem1 2023

Two 12-week courses taught online March-June

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Evening School Sem1 2023 curriculum.  All courses are 24 hours in length.  All courses will be taught via Zoom. As always significant discounts apply for those enrolling in multiple courses. If you have any questions which aren't in our FAQs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When: 6 March - 9 June

Where: ONLINE. All courses will be taught via Zoom.  Video recordings will also be available within a few days after each seminar for those who can't make the schedule.  Readings are made available online before the school begins.  Links to the Zoom classroom are sent out with the registration email. All payment must be made via credit card during enrolment.  Also it's worth noting that Melbourne (AEST) is 10 hours ahead of UTC (5pm here is 7am in Berlin and 10pm in LA).

Fees (AUD):

Courses Waged Unwaged
1 $265 $180
2 $330 $220
3+ $370 $260


Evening School Program

2 hours per week for 12 weeks

Tue 6:30-8:30pm
Starts 7 Mar
Visions of the Virtual: Deleuze, Wittgenstein, Whitehead
Lecturer: David Rathbone
Fri 6:30-8:30pm
Starts 10 Mar
Technics And Time 4: Bernard Stiegler’s Unpublished Manuscript
Lecturer: Daniel Ross


Course Descriptions

Visions of the Virtual: Deleuze, Wittgenstein, Whitehead

Lecturer: David Rathbone

Starts: Tue 6:30-8:30pm 7 Mar

Full Schedule: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, Break, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: Taught via Zoom online.

Faulkner said writers need two of three things — ‘experience, imagination, observation’. As Fredric Jameson has pointed out, only one of these is available in the classroom. This workshop will proceed on two assumptions: that a community is a writer’s most invaluable resource; and that, imagination and experience being unteachable, all writers can actually learn is to look closer.

In this practice-based workshop, we will share, respond to and critique works of narrative prose. It’s encouraged — though not compulsory — to begin this workshop with a project in mind. Ideally, your project will be workshopped twice during the ten 2.5 hour sessions. You’ll be expected to attend workshops having read and thought about each other's work, which will be distributed in advance of each week’s session.

Workshops will be accompanied by a reading list, consisting of short fiction, novellas, and novel excerpts, and ranging from the late-nineteenth century to the contemporary. This reading list will be reflexive to workshop discussions and the work presented, shifting to accommodate conversations in the workshops and the participant’s work. Each workshop will start with a brief discussion of one or more of these texts.

Workshopping is designed to be undertaken alongside critical seminars. The workshops are participation-led, and seminars are not designed to act as a formal syllabus to be ‘applied’ in the workshop setting, though there is an expectation of participation in both.

To apply, please send a writing sample of several pages — roughly 1500 words — and a short bio. Fees cover enrolment in both the creative writing workshop and the critical seminar. If you’d like to apply but can’t afford it, please let us know in your application.

Technics And Time 4: Bernard Stiegler’s Unpublished Manuscript

Lecturer: Daniel Ross

Starts: Fri 6:30-8:30pm 10 Mar

Full Schedule: Mar 10, 17, 24, 31, Break, Break, Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9

Location: Taught via Zoom online.

On 1 September 2017, Bernard Stiegler circulated a file to friends and colleagues entitled La technique et le temps, tome 4. Facultés et fonctions de la noèse dans l’age post-veridique. On 31 December 2017, he circulated a new introduction to that text, entitled ‘Ouverture et fermeture. De l’univers infini au monde clos’. These two files add up to over 100,000 words: the intention was to write a fourth volume of his magnum opus, Technics and Time, as a way of taking account of new questions that had arisen since the publication of the first three volumes (in 1994, 1996 and 2001, respectively), and as a way of preparing the stage for the long-awaited final three volumes. The main body of the text is divided into three parts: “On the ‘Notion of Information’”, “Pharmacology of Locality”, and “Organology of Intermittence”. Stiegler was unable to totally finish the manuscript in his lifetime, and so never published it, but the insights it contains on the questions he felt were unavoidable for the future of thought and for the future of human existence on this planet, are invaluable. In this course, the weekly readings will consist of excerpts from the translation of this remarkable manuscript, which has been completed by the lecturer.

Lecture 1 (March 10): General Introduction to the Work of Bernard Stiegler

Lecture 2 (March 17): Opening and Closing: From the Infinite Universe to the Closed World

Lecture 3 (March 24): Faculties and Functions in Exosomatization

Lecture 4 (March 31): Negentropy and Anti-Entropy: The Post-Truth of Information

Two-Week Easter Break

Lecture 5 (April 21): Information Tension and Totalization

Lecture 6 (April 28): The Exosomatization of Noesis

Lecture 7 (May 5): Seven Theses on the Conflict of the Faculties and Functions in Digital Exosomatization

Lecture 8 (May 12): Market of Information, Calculability, Knowledge

Lecture 9 (May 19): Neganthropic Locality

Lecture 10 (May 26): Idiomatic Différance

Lecture 11 (June 2): Intermittence in the National There

Lecture 12 (June 9): Detachment of the Id (and Conclusion)

Course Descriptions