Verso Books, NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and the Humanities Initiative are proud to present a talk on the idea of fanaticism by Alberto Toscano, lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Toscano is the author of The Theatre of Production
, translator of Alain Badiou's The Century and Logics of Worlds
and co-editor of Alain Badiou's Theoretical Writings and On Beckett
. He has published numerous articles on contemporary philosophy, politics and social theory, and is an editor of Historical Materialism. His most recent book, Fanaticism: The Uses of an Idea
, is published by Verso.