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BA (Hons.), PhD (Melbourne)

Nicholas Heron completed his PhD in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne in 2013. His PhD research, which has since been revised for publication in a forthcoming monograph, sought to examine and extend the theoretical displacement which Giorgio Agamben’s recuperation of the paradigm of “economic theology” has effected with respect to the prevailing discourse regarding political theology. He is the author of numerous articles in critical, literary and political theory, and has recently completed the translation of Agamben’s Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm, which will be published by Edinburgh in 2015.

Nicholas joined CHED in January 2015 to work on Peter Harrison’s Australian Laureate Fellowship project on Science and Secularization. His contribution seeks to problematize the role played by the faculty of the will in current narratives of secularization, through an archaeological reconstruction of its emergence in late antique thought.
 

Email:  n.heron@uq.edu.au
Room: 515
Telephone:  (07) 3365 2976

 

Books

  • Clemens, Justin; Heron, Nicholas; and Murray, Alex, eds. The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008 (paperback ed. 2011).

Articles

  • Heron, Nicholas. “What Is a Minister? Toward a Theory of the Instrumental Cause.” CR: The New Centennial Review. Forthcoming.
  • Heron, Nicholas. “Life Without Form, Form Without Life.” In Agamben and Radical Politics. Edited by Daniel McLoughlin. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming.
  • Heron, Nicholas. “The Ungovernable.” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 16, 2 (2011): 159–174.
  • Heron, Nicholas. “Idea of Poetry, Idea of Prose.” In The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life. Edited by Justin Clemens, Nicholas Heron and Alex Murray. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. 97-113.
  • Clemens, Justin; Heron, Nicholas; and Murray, Alex. “The Enigma of Giorgio Agamben.” In The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life. Edited by Justin Clemens, Nicholas Heron and Alex Murray. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. 1–12.

Other Academic Publications

  • Heron, Nicholas. sv. biopolitics; dispositif; Lévi-Strauss, Claude; Peterson, Erik; and subject. In The Agamben Dictionary. Edited by Alex Murray and Jessica Whyte. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. 36-39; 59-61; 122-123; 150-151; 187-189.

Translations

  • Agamben, Giorgio. Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm. Translated by Nicholas Heron. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Forthcoming.
  • Agamben, Giorgio. “Introductory Note on the Concept of Democracy.” Translated by Nicholas Heron. Theory and Event 13, 1 (2010).
  • Virno, Paolo. “Angels and the General Intellect: Individuation in Duns Scotus and Simondon.” Translated by Nicholas Heron. Parrhesia 7 (2009): 58-67.
  • Agamben, Giorgio. “K.” Translated by Nicholas Heron. In The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life. Edited by Justin Clemens, Nicholas Heron and Alex Murray. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. 13-27.

 

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