Artemy Magun

Professor of Democratic Theory,
Department of Political Science and Sociology

Degree: Ph.D. in Philosophy, Ph.D. in Political Sciences

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1665-3391

Born 3.06.1974; Male; Citizenship: Russia.

Department of Political Science and Sociology,

The European University at Saint-Petersburg, Gagarinskaya 3, Saint-Petersburg 191187, Russia

Tel. +7-8123867633 w; 7-9522229384 m; Fax +7-8123867633

E-mail: amagun@eu.spb.ru

Degrees

December 2004 Doctor in Philosophy, The University of Strasbourg, France (Mention très honorable avec les félicitations unanimes du jury).

May 2003 Ph.D.  (Political Science), The University of Michigan.

Positions:

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018    Visiting Professor, Bard College, NY, USA.

2012- current Professor of Democratic Theory, The European University at Saint-Petersburg

2011 – 2017 Chair (“dekan”), Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, The European University at Saint-Petersburg, Gagarinskaya 3, 191187.

2003-2011 Associate Professor, The European University at Saint-Petersburg

2011-current Part-time visiting professor, Smolny College

2003 – 2011  Associate Professor, Smolny College, Saint-Petersburg State University

Professional Service:

Editor-in-chief, Stasis, Journal in Social and Political Theory (EU SPb Publishers).

Academic Director of the Program “Socio-Political Philosophy”, European University at Saint-Petersburg.

Publications

Books

2016 Demokratia. Demon i Gegemon. (Democracy. The Demon and The Hegemon, in Russian) EU SPb Publishers.

2013 Negative Revolution, NY-L.: Bloomsbury. (Reviews in: Theory and Event, Slavonica, Stasis).

2013 Politics of the One. Edited by A. Magun. NY-L.: Bloomsbury (formerly Continuum).

2011 Edinstvo i Odinochestvo (Unity and Solitude). Recommended by UMO in Liberal Arts and Humanities as a teaching material. Moscow, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie.

2009 La révolution négative. La déconstruction du sujet politique. P.: Harmattan.

2008 Otrizatelnaya revoliuziia (The negative revolution), Saint-Petersburg, The European University at Saint-Petersburg Publishers

Selected recent articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes

2017 Boris Porshnev’s Dialectic of History, Stasis #2, 2017, pp. 218-247.

2017 (forthcoming) “The Intellectual Heritage of the 1917 Revolution: Reflection and Negativity”, Constellations, vol. 24, issue 4. Pp. 580-593.

2017 “Spontaneity and Revolution”, in South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 116, # 4.        

2017 Viktor Pelevin’s apocalyptic postmodernism (reprinted in), The End of the World, ed. Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback and Susanna Lindberg (Rowman and Littlefield).

2017 Viktor Pelevin’s apocalyptic postmodernism, in Stasis, #1, 2017.

2016 Hysterical Machiavellianism. Russian Foreign Policy and the International Non-Relation. Theory and Event, Volume 19, Issue 3, July 2016.                                     

2015 The Concept of Event in the Philosophy of Vladimir Bibikhin, Stasis vol. 3, # 1, 134-155.

2014 New Populism of the Middle Class, Stasis vol. 2, # 1, 192-227.    

2014 Negativity in Communism, Russian Sociological Review, vol. 13, # 1,  9-25.

2013 Negative Imperialization, in Politics of the One (Bloomsbury, 2013), 177-201.

2013 De Negatione. What does it mean to say “no”. Stasis, vol. 1, # 1. 6-41.

2013 Negativity (dis-)embodied. Th. Adorno and Ph. Lacoue-Labarthe on  Mimesis. New German Critique, 2013, Volume 40, Number 1 118: 119-148.

2012 Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt on the Jewish Question. Continental   Philosophy Review, December 2012, Volume 45, Issue 4, 545-568.

2010 Perestroika kak konservativnaya revoliuzia (Perestroika as a conservative revolution), Neprikosnovennyi Zapas, # 6, 2010, Moscow.

2010 Otrizatelnaya revoliuzia Andreya Platonova (Andrey Platonov’s  Negative Revolution), Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, N 106. P. 56-88.

2010 Marx's Theory of Time and the Present Historical Moment, Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society, 1475-8059, Volume 22, Issue 1, P. 90 – 109.

2010 The birth of terrorism out of the spirit of Enlightenment: the subject of Enlightenment and the terrorist sensorium. Law and Evil. Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis. NY, Milton Park: Routledge. P. 148-168.

2009 What is an orientation in history? Openness and subjectivity. Telos, № 147 (Summer 2009): 121–48.

2007 The Double Bind. The Ambivalent Treatment of Tragic Passions in Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Revolution. History of Political Thought, # 4, 719-746.

2007 The Post-Communist Revolution in Russia and the    Genesis of Representative Democracy. Redescriptions. Yearbook of Political Thought and Conceptual History, Vol. 11, 61-78.

2007 Imperializatsia. Poniatie imperii i sovremennyi mir (“The imperialization. The concept of empire and the contemporary world”) Polis # 2, pp. 63-80.

2006 La révolution négative. La chute du communisme en Russie et le concept de révolution. Les Temps Modernes, Paris, #640, September-October, pp. 163-189.

2003 The Work of Leisure: The Figure of Empty Time in the Poetics of Hölderlin and Mandelshtam, Modern Language Notes, Volume 118, Number 5, December 2003.

1998 “Poniatie suzhdenia v filosofii Khanny Arendt” (“The notion of judgment in the philosophy of Hannah Arendt”), Voprosy Filosofii, Moscow, 11 (1998): 102-115.

Participation in Conferences (recent, selected)

2017 October 24-26, 1917-2017: Legacy of the Revolution and Specters of the Future. Organizer and presenter.

2017 October 20-21, “Revolutionary Dostoevsky”. University College, London.

2017 October 7-9, Russian revolution, Cambridge, Mass.

2017 June 7-9, Images of Sovereignty. University of Leuven, Belgium.

2017 May 30-31, Civil Society and Sovereignty in the 21st century. Smolny College, SPBSU.

2017 April 27-28, Modes of Thinking, Ways of Speaking. Annual conference of the School of Philosophy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

2016 November 17-20, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Annual Conference,  Washington, DC, USA

2016 November 5-8, Historical Materialism journal conference

2016 April 27-28, Modes of Thinking, Ways of Speaking. Annual conference of the School of Philosophy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.         

2016 February 1-3,  Authoritarianism today. Bard College in New York.                               

2015 September 24-26,End of the World”, Finnish Institute in Paris.

2015 August 4-8, World Congress of Slavic Studies, Makuhari, Japan.

2015 April 17-19, Political Violence and Militant Aeshetics, Yale University.

2014 November 20-23, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Boston.

2014 November 11-12, Can Humanism be reconsidered? National Center for Contemporary art, Moscow.

2014 November 6, The fall of Berlin wall – past, present, and future. Higher School of Economics, St-Petersburg.

2013 November 21-24, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Boston.

2013 June 13-14, “Explaining Contentious Politics in Russia”, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

2013  May 15-16, International Conference: “The Heritage of Vladimir Bibikhin (towards the 75th anniversary of birth)”: organizer and presenter.

2013  March 4, “Decentring the West: Democracy in the Struggle for Hegemony.” University of Tartu, Estonia.

2013  March 1, “Democracy in The Contemporary World”, The European University at Saint-Petersburg, organizer and presenter

2012 July 9-13, Annual Symposium in Phenomenology, Theme “Revolution and Phenomenology”, Perugia, Italy.

2012 April 15-17, Revolutions and protest movements,” Smolny Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University (organizer and presenter).

2011 25th - 27th Aug. 2011, 6th ECPR General Conference,
University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

2011 April 15-16, “What does it mean to say “no”?”, Smolny Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University (organizer and presenter).

2011 April 8-9, “Actor, Performer, Citizen: Thinking new modes of being in Performance & Philosophy.” Helsinki Art Academy.

2010 November 20, “Crisis of University Education in Russia”, Department of Philosophy, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia.

2010 October 14-15, “Social Mission of the University”, Smolny Institute at the Saint-Petersburg State University (organizer and presenter).

2010 9-10 April,Politics of Unity”. Smolny Institute and Saint-Petersburg State University. (Organizer and presenter).

Research Projects:

2016-17, “Can We Live Together: Nation and State in Today’s Russia”. (Foundation for Support of Liberal Education/Higher School of Economics), participant, project coordinator.

2014, Political Socialization in Contemporary Russia (SPBSU).

2012-2013 Political Subjectivity in Contemporary Russia and in The World (SPBSU)

Professional interests:

Political Theory, Aesthetics, Dialectical Philosophy, Soviet and Russian Literature and Theory, Theory and History of Revolution.

Languages: Russian (native), English (close to native), French (fluent), German (fluent reading), Spanish (reading), Latin and Ancient Greek (reading with a dictionary).

Professional Service: Anonymous reviewer for: Constellations, Modernism/Modernity, Rethinking Marxism, Stasis, National Science Center Poland.

Membership:

Association for Slavic and East European Studies; Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.