Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

German born (although naturalised American) political philosopher, who contributed significantly to the analysis of totalitarianism, and the fate of Jewry in the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) is perhaps best known for a single utterance, her response to the Nazi Adolf Eichmann standing trial: ‘the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil‘ (1963a). This… Read More Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

Homi K Bhabha’s Theoretical Contributions to Film Studies

In his epistemological work on colonial and postcolonial discourse, cultural translation, hybridity and ambiguity, Homi Bhabha gives a central place to culture. Bhabha refers regularly to literature and (albeit to a lesser extent) to cinema. Speaking from a profoundly humanities perspective, and influenced by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Frantz Fanon and Jacques Derrida, Bhabha argues… Read More Homi K Bhabha’s Theoretical Contributions to Film Studies