What is postmodernism? When did we leave modernity… did we ever get there? There is so much confusion and wonder about postmodernism and Shannon will try and answer some of those questions. He will show that this seemingly enigmatic theory is a highly useful way of looking at the world. The lecture will outline some of the key ideas of postmodern thought and what it means for world politics today.

About the speaker:

Shannon Brincat is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His research focuses on international relations theory; recognition and cosmopolitanism; dialectics; tyrannicide; climate change justice; and Marxism & Critical Theory. His most recent manuscript, The Spiral World, has traced dialectical thinking from the Axial Age. He has been the editor of a number of collections, most recently From International Relations to World Civilizations: The contributions of Robert W. Cox; Dialectics and World Politics; Recognition, Conflict and the Problems of Ethical Community; and the three volume series Communism in the Twenty-First Century. He has articles published in the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Constellations and Antipode,amongst others. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the journal Global Discourse and helps run the Queensland Philosophy.

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