Associate Professor John Grumley

Honorary Associate Professor

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2862
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Research interests

Contemporary Critical Theory and Theories of Modernity, biopolitics.

In the media

International Keynote Lectures and Conferences and interviews:

  • ‘The Sydney George Markus’ György Markus Memorial Colloquium held the Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 3rd Dec, 2016
  • ‘Reconciling Biopolitics and Critical Theory; 8th International Critical Theory Conference, Rome, May 8th to 11th, 2015
  • Interview Radio National ‘The Philosopher’s Zone’ in relation to Agnes Heller 23rd June 2013
  • ‘Agnes Heller Finds Her Voice’ Approaches to Postmodernity from the East. Imre Kertesz College, University of Jena, Germany Oct, 2011
  • ‘Politics in Dark Times: Agamben and Arendt on Sovereignty and the Camps’ accepted for “Thinking With(out) Borders: Political Theory in the 21st Century” St Andrews University, Scotland in June 2008.
  • Keynote opening paper ‘Hannah Arendt and the Devaluation of Life?’ at the International Symposium on Hannah Arendt held at the University of Sydney, 2006.
  • In 2005 Invited International facilitator at the Ferater Mora Chair of Contemporary Thought in Girona, Spain. Two papers on the life work of Agnes Heller.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Grumley, J. (2016). History and Totality: Radical Historicism from Hegel to Foucault. London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2005). Agnes Heller: A Moralist in the Vortex of History. London: Pluto Press.

Edited Books

  • Grumley, J. (2018). Is Critical Economic Theory Possible? Markus, G., Kis, J. & Bence, G. New Introduction by Kis, J. Leiden: Brill.
  • Grumley, J., Crittenden, P., Johnson, P. (2002). Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for György Markus. Aldershot, England: Ashgate.

Book Chapters

  • Grumley, J. (2018). Adventures in Biopolitics. In Jonathan Pickle and John Rundell (Eds.), Critical Theories and the Budapest School, (pp. 140-156). Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2017). Hannah Arendt. In A. Kotsko & C. Salzani (Eds.), Agamben's Philosophical Lineage, (pp. 101-108). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Grumley, J. (2009). From Contingency to Destiny: On Heller's Existential Ethics. In Terezakis, Katie (Eds.), Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion, (pp. 223-234). Lanham & Plymoth.
  • Grumley, J. (2006). Between the Normative and the Empirical: Heller on the Antinomies of Culture. In Mihaly Vajda and Janos Boros (Eds.), Ethics and Heritage: Essays on the Philosphy of Agnes Heller, (pp. 43-62). Pecs Hungary: Brambauer.
  • Grumley, J. (2002). A Family Quarrel: Markus and Heller on Philosophy. In John Grumley, Paul Crittenden, Pauline Johnson (Eds.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, (pp. 49-72). United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Grumley, J. (2002). Introduction. In John Grumley, Paul Crittenden, Pauline Johnson (Eds.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, (pp. 1-12). United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Journals

  • Grumley, J. (2017). On Reconciling Biopolitics and Critical Theory. The European Legacy, 22(2), 199-209. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2017). Saying Goodbye To George. Thesis Eleven, 138(1), 109-113.
  • Grumley, J. (2017). The critical potential of Marx today: The Echeverria/Markus exchange. Thesis Eleven, 138(1), 121-125.
  • Grumley, J. (2016). The Sydney George Markus. Working Papers in Philosophy, 2016 (2), 1-14.
  • Grumley, J. (2015). The Messianic, Sovereignty and the Camps: Arendt and Agamben. Critical Horizons, 16(3), 227-245. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2015). The paradoxes of democratic life: Markus and Honneth on freedom. Thesis Eleven, 126(1), 52-69. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2014). Agnes Heller finds her voice. Thesis Eleven, 125(1), 132-137. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2013). Antipodean Enlightenment: Markus on Culture. Critical Horizons, 14(2), 156-180. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2012). Beyond the Budapest School: Gyorgy Markus in Sydney. Universitas: monthly review of philosophy and culture, 39(3), 39-65.
  • Grumley, J. (2011). Dialogue with the Dead: Sebald, Creatureliness, and the Philosophy of Mere Life. The European Legacy, 16(4), 505-518. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2008). Agnes Heller's Existential Ethics and Bare Life. The European Legacy, 13(6), 703-713. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2008). New Adventures in the Dialectic of Humanism: Todorov, Sebald and Agamben. Critical Horizons, 9(2), 189-213. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2007). Agnes Heller and the Question of Humanism. European Journal of Political Theory, 6(2), 125-140. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2006). Hannah Arendt's Devaluation of Life? Literature and Aesthetics, 16(2), 100-119.
  • Grumley, J. (2005). Hegel, Habermas and the Spirit of Critical Theory. Critical Horizons, 6(1), 87-99. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2003). Exploring the options in no-mans' land: Heller and Markus on the antinomies of modern culture. Thesis Eleven, 75, 25-38. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2001). From the Agora to the Coffee-House: Heller's Quest for Philosophical Radicalism. Critical Horizons, 2, 255-282.
  • Grumley, J. (2001). Heller's Paradoxical Cultural Modernity. The European Legacy, 6, 25-33.

2018

  • Grumley, J. (2018). Adventures in Biopolitics. In Jonathan Pickle and John Rundell (Eds.), Critical Theories and the Budapest School, (pp. 140-156). Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2018). Is Critical Economic Theory Possible? Markus, G., Kis, J. & Bence, G. New Introduction by Kis, J. Leiden: Brill.

2017

  • Grumley, J. (2017). Hannah Arendt. In A. Kotsko & C. Salzani (Eds.), Agamben's Philosophical Lineage, (pp. 101-108). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Grumley, J. (2017). On Reconciling Biopolitics and Critical Theory. The European Legacy, 22(2), 199-209. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2017). Saying Goodbye To George. Thesis Eleven, 138(1), 109-113.
  • Grumley, J. (2017). The critical potential of Marx today: The Echeverria/Markus exchange. Thesis Eleven, 138(1), 121-125.

2016

  • Grumley, J. (2016). History and Totality: Radical Historicism from Hegel to Foucault. London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2016). The Sydney George Markus. Working Papers in Philosophy, 2016 (2), 1-14.

2015

  • Grumley, J. (2015). The Messianic, Sovereignty and the Camps: Arendt and Agamben. Critical Horizons, 16(3), 227-245. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2015). The paradoxes of democratic life: Markus and Honneth on freedom. Thesis Eleven, 126(1), 52-69. [More Information]

2014

  • Grumley, J. (2014). Agnes Heller finds her voice. Thesis Eleven, 125(1), 132-137. [More Information]

2013

  • Grumley, J. (2013). Antipodean Enlightenment: Markus on Culture. Critical Horizons, 14(2), 156-180. [More Information]

2012

  • Grumley, J. (2012). Beyond the Budapest School: Gyorgy Markus in Sydney. Universitas: monthly review of philosophy and culture, 39(3), 39-65.

2011

  • Grumley, J. (2011). Dialogue with the Dead: Sebald, Creatureliness, and the Philosophy of Mere Life. The European Legacy, 16(4), 505-518. [More Information]

2009

  • Grumley, J. (2009). From Contingency to Destiny: On Heller's Existential Ethics. In Terezakis, Katie (Eds.), Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion, (pp. 223-234). Lanham & Plymoth.

2008

  • Grumley, J. (2008). Agnes Heller's Existential Ethics and Bare Life. The European Legacy, 13(6), 703-713. [More Information]
  • Grumley, J. (2008). New Adventures in the Dialectic of Humanism: Todorov, Sebald and Agamben. Critical Horizons, 9(2), 189-213. [More Information]

2007

  • Grumley, J. (2007). Agnes Heller and the Question of Humanism. European Journal of Political Theory, 6(2), 125-140. [More Information]

2006

  • Grumley, J. (2006). Between the Normative and the Empirical: Heller on the Antinomies of Culture. In Mihaly Vajda and Janos Boros (Eds.), Ethics and Heritage: Essays on the Philosphy of Agnes Heller, (pp. 43-62). Pecs Hungary: Brambauer.
  • Grumley, J. (2006). Hannah Arendt's Devaluation of Life? Literature and Aesthetics, 16(2), 100-119.

2005

  • Grumley, J. (2005). Agnes Heller: A Moralist in the Vortex of History. London: Pluto Press.
  • Grumley, J. (2005). Hegel, Habermas and the Spirit of Critical Theory. Critical Horizons, 6(1), 87-99. [More Information]

2003

  • Grumley, J. (2003). Exploring the options in no-mans' land: Heller and Markus on the antinomies of modern culture. Thesis Eleven, 75, 25-38. [More Information]

2002

  • Grumley, J. (2002). A Family Quarrel: Markus and Heller on Philosophy. In John Grumley, Paul Crittenden, Pauline Johnson (Eds.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, (pp. 49-72). United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Grumley, J., Crittenden, P., Johnson, P. (2002). Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for György Markus. Aldershot, England: Ashgate.
  • Grumley, J. (2002). Introduction. In John Grumley, Paul Crittenden, Pauline Johnson (Eds.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, (pp. 1-12). United Kingdom: Ashgate.

2001

  • Grumley, J. (2001). From the Agora to the Coffee-House: Heller's Quest for Philosophical Radicalism. Critical Horizons, 2, 255-282.
  • Grumley, J. (2001). Heller's Paradoxical Cultural Modernity. The European Legacy, 6, 25-33.

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