Samir Gandesha is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations (Stanford, 2012). He is co-editor (with Johan Hartle) of Spell of Capital: Reification and Spectacle (University of Amsterdam Press, 2017) and Aesthetic Marx (Bloomsbury Press, 2017) also with Johan Hartle. In the Spring of 2017, he was the Liu Boming Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at the University of Nanjing and Visiting Lecturer at Suzhou University of Science and Technology in China.
Ousmane Sembène: and the part that has no part
"Today, in the West, but especially in North America, we see the intimate ties between fascism and an increasingly...
The gift of Covid-19
The gift can be regarded as a brutal lesson in the inescapable universalism – a trembling fragility and profound...
Genocide is not an Essential Service
"We are doing this to save humanity…. If we destroy the Earth, the Earth will recover; … we won’t. The Earth doesn’t...
The left contra Critique?
Let's have no more calls for the destruction of art works.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?“A period of enormous opportunity”: the crisis of ‘critique’
As the year closes, we return again to the thinking of Theodor Adorno and Hannah Arendt: this time, to find the...