Interview with Alan Liu, Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, by Janneke Adema. The interview focuses on Liu’s work and on his opinions on topics relating to amongst others the digital humanities, online reading, the future of the university, the role of sharing and openness, and changing research practices. This interview was conducted on May 19th 2011 in Amsterdam.

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The final in the series of Salons featuring major thinkers addressing the significance of Hope for contemporary society. Led by Peter Osborne, Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, and Co-Editor, Radical Philosophy. Chaired by David Cunningham and co-curated by Marquard Smith, University of Westminster.

Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster, Chantal Mouffe, responds to the theme of Hope in the third Whitechapel Gallery Salon featuring major thinkers on the topic. Hosted by Marquard Smithand co-curated by David Cunningham, University of Westminster.

In association with: The Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster. Supported by: Stanley Picker Trust.

Richard Sennett writes about cities, labor, and culture. He teaches sociology at New York University and at the London School of Economics. Here he talks about the politics of hope in the Whitechapel Salon Series.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, responds to the theme of hope in the first of four seasonal Salons featuring world leading intellectuals.

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