Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
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Robin James

A Non-Zero-Sum Game: some thoughts on the politics of scholarship

In the Q&A at my Goldsmith’s talk, part of the conversation was about how to do more just and ethical scholarship. Given what I had discussed about Ashon Crawley’s critique of Philosophy-capital-P as a practice of enclosure [1], I was......

Goldsmiths Talk

I’m speaking today at Goldsmiths University. Here’s the text of my talk....

The Biopolitics of Vibratory Resonance

I’m speaking at the University of Cardiff on November 30th. This is the text of my talk; the intro is printed below.   Traditionally, in Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, music is addressed as the object of philosophical analysis: it is......

Novelty, Speculation, Heartbreak: How pop music conceives of “the future” (1983-2017)

I’m giving a talk at the end of the month at the Future Sounds of Pop Music conference in Bern. Here’s the (too)full text of the talk. I’ve reprinted the introduction below. Looking at US and UK pop from the......

SPEP 2017 Talk: Philosophies or Phonographies?: on the political stakes of theorizing about and through “music”

Here is the full text of my talk for the 2017 SPEP meeting. I’ve printed the introduction below. Traditionally, in Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, music is addressed as the object of philosophical analysis: it is either a case study for......

Sussex Talk

Today I’ll be speaking at Uni Sussex. Here’s the text of the talk....

Figuring out new projects now that the book is drafted

My friend Jill has a tradition of blogging every day in December, and this year she asked people to join her. I will try to join her. I just finished a book manuscript the day after Thanksgiving, and that means......

The root cause of the sexual assault/harassment epidemic: Though prohibited de jure, culture de facto entitles men to the use of women’s bodies as sexual property

In the last few weeks, each day seems to bring news that yet another handful of prominent men are serial sexual assailants and/or harassers. As a feminist political philosopher, I know that this is not a matter of bad apples,......

My Talk at the New England Popular Culture Association 2017 Meeting

I’m talking about “Chill Moderation & Feminine Loudness” today (Friday 10/27/17) at the NEPCA meeting in Amherst, MA. Here is the copy of the outline I’ll be speaking from....

Introduction to The Sonic Episteme, v 2.2

I have a full draft of the whole book, and I’ve just finished revising the introduction to reflect all the changes and additions I made over the summer. It has a more nuanced version of the argument, and a full......
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