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Mr Denis Chevrier-Bosseau

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Philosophy)
Other posts:Research student (Centre for Social and Political Thought)
 Support Worker (Student Support Unit)
Email:D.Chevrier-Bosseau@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

Doctoral Research Student associated with the Research Centre for Social and Political Thought (SPT), School of History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP) at the University of Sussex. I have previously completed an MA in Philosophy, University College London, 2012 and a BA Social Anthropology, University of Sussex, 2010. My research focuses on a philosophical re-evaluation of the concept of the 'contemporary' as a mode of existence and manner of living in an attempt to overcome its ossification in epochal terms. The research leads me to present a different ideal of the contemporary through the notion of 'becoming contemporary' as a veritable act of resistance which is necessarily untimely, that is, as a creative act which poses a resistance to the present. To support this argumentative trajectory, particular ascendance is given to the early and middle works of Friedrich Nietzsche with a specific interest in the latter's Untimely Meditations. This research is conducted under the supervision of Prof. Darrow Schecter, University of Sussex (SPT, History).

I have worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Politics at the University of Brighton (SASS, School of Applied Social Sciences) (2016) and am currently on continuous employment as a Doctoral Tutor (2016 - )at the University of Sussex within the School of History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP) as well as the school of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS). I have teaching expertise within a variety of disciplines and sub-fields including Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Political Science, Criminology and Sociology (see Teaching pages for details). 

I am Conference Editor of the journal Studies in Social and Political Thought (SSPT) edited and produced at the University of Sussex (HAHP, SPT). Last international conference organised: Critical Theory and the Concept of Social Pathology, 13th and 14th Sept. 2017 (https://philevents.org/event/show/33790). Sponsors: The Mind Association, The Aristotelian Society

Since 2017, I have been an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have since then been employed as a academic mentor within the School of History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP) at the University of Sussex. The focus of the role is to support students from various stages of academic developments (BA, MA, Dphil) regarding research methodology, time management, academic writing and editing, seminar participation and other such areas. 

 

Role

AREA OF RESEARCH:

  • Doctoral Research Student, Research Centre for Social and Political Thought, Philosophy Department, University of Sussex.
  • Thesis title: A Wager on the Future: contemporaneity as resistance to the present.                                    This research is conducted under the supervision of Dr Darrow Schecter (Critical Theory and Modern European History) and Dr. Mahon O'Brien (Philosophy)
  • Research Interests: Nietzsche; Walter Benjamin; Spinoza; Historical Materialism; Foucault; Social and Political Thought; Critical Theory; Pre-socratic Philosophy; Modernity; Transgression and Resistance; Studies on the Contemporary; Aesthetics; Drama/ Theatre. 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

TEACHING POSITIONS: 

  • Visiting Lecturer, Politics, School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS). University of Brighton (2016/17).
  • Doctoral Tutor, Philosophy Dept. School of History, Art History and Philoposhy (HAHP). University of Sussex (2016 - present)
  • Doctoral Tutor, Politics Dept. School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS). University of Sussex (2017/18).
  • Doctoral Tutor, Sociology - Criminology, School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS). University of Sussex (2018/19)
  • Doctoral Tutor, Foundation Year Office (Humanities). Module: Making History (History, Philosophy, History of Art, American Literature). 

 

OTHER ROLES:

  • Conference Editor, SSPT Jounral - Studies in Social and Political Thought; University of Sussex.
  • Academic Mentor for the School of History, Art History and Philosophy (Sussex) 2017 to present day. 

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society (FNS).

Qualifications

Academic Programmes of Study:

Current        PhD Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex

2011-2012   MA Philosophy, University College London (UCL)

2007-2010   BA Social Anthropology, University of Sussex

 

Higher Education Teaching Qualifications:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academic (2017)

Activities

Conference Papers:

11th October – 14th October 2018 – 29th International Nietzsche Congress (Naumburg, Germany); title
of the paper presented: Thinking Out of Season: Nietzsche and the Philosophical Problem of Contemporaneity.

30th June- 1st July 2018 – University of Bonn (Germany) –as a participant in the Summer Symposium
in Contemporary Philosophy, The Philosophy of Events. The University of Bonn, 30th June, 7th July, 2018
hosted by the International Centre for Philosophy NRW.

15th to 16th of September 2016, University of Sussex. Conference Title: Resistance in Intellectual History and Social and Political Thought. Paper presented: ‘Contesting the Present – Nietzsche and Resistance in the age of Whistle-blowers’

25th to 27th of August 2016, Regent’s University London. The SEP/FEB conference - the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers, and students from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy. Paper presented: ‘Contesting the Present – Nietzsche and Resistance at the age of Whistleblowers’.

Public talks:

Modern Art and Censorship - a philosophical perspective; talk delivered in the context of Brighton Art Week, May 2017, Brighton, UK. As part of the event "One Cannot be Too Careful", Lock in Gallery, Brighton - The exhibition is part of a long-term project that will travel between cities and countries, including Russia, UK, Czech Republic and Germany. [https://www.artweek.com/events/united-kingdom/art-exhibition/brighton/one-cannot-be-too-careful]