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Dr Arianna Bove


Lecturer in Politics and Ethics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8412
Room Number: Room 3.44a, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus


Student drop-in and feedback hours
Tuesdays 2-4

Third Year Academic Advisor

MSc Dissertation Coordinator

Arianna Bove studied at the University of Lancaster and the University of Sussex. Since 2000, she co-edits the website

Undergraduate Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Past teaching

  • Research Methodology (UG)
  • Academic Skills (UG)
  • Business and Society (UG)
  • Business in Social and Historical Context (UG)
  • Ethics and Business (UG)
  • International Marketing Communication (PG)
  • Research Methods (PG)
  • States, Markets, and Society (PG)

Postgraduate Teaching


Research Interests:

Research Interests:

Research interests fall under two broad themes: the dark side of the multitude and technologies of the common. Areas of past and potential future supervision include: theory: epistemology; philosophy of social science and language; history: history of philosophy; history of political thought; early 20th century workers' democracies; 20th century terrorism; and politics: utopian studies; theories of the multitude; social and economic practices of self-organisation; complementary and alternative currencies; free software and open source movement; commons; alter-globalisation movement; welfare and workfare; propaganda.

Research events organised:

  • Co-organiser of Self-Organising, a series of four workshops, Queen Mary, University of London, March-May 2011.
  • Organiser and chair of the Plenary Panel of the annual conference of the European Business Ethics Network on ‘The common and money’, with Christian Marazzi, Marina Vishmidt and Marco Sachy, Queen Mary, University of London, April 2011.
  • Co-organiser of The Soul at Work, roundtable at the University of Sussex with Franco Berardi, March 2010.
  • Chair of the panel on ‘Hacking’ at the Annual Conference of Historical Materialism, November 2010.
  • Organiser of Communism is back and we should call it singularity, with Franco Berardi on his Post-Futurist Manifesto and a launch of his book on Felix Guattari at Queen Mary, University of London, February 2009.
  • Co-organiser of The Art of Rent. A series of open seminars, Queen Mary, University of London. January 2008 - June 2008.
  • Co-organiser of Measure for Measure. A workshop on value from below, Goodenough College, London, September 2007.

Conference presentations and teaching residencies:

  • “Technologies du commun et monnaies alternatives”, intervention at Gorz l’intempestif, Journée d’étude sur la pensée d’André Gorz. Centre d’Études sur les Médias, les Technologies et l’Internationalisation, Université Paris 8 — Vincennes à Saint-Denis, Paris, May 2018. Link:
  • “From resistance to exodus” Panel on Philosophy as Resistance, Resistance as Philosophy. On the Dialectics of Political Transformation in Italian Society Yesterday and Today. UK & Ireland Society for Italian Studies Themed Conference on Resistance in Italian Culture: Literature, Film and Politics. University of Sussex, Brighton April 2018.  Link:
  • ‘Permanently Precarious’, School of Drama, Queen Mary University of London, January 2016;
  • ‘Translation, friendship’, a symposium on Ilse Aichinger, Austrian Cultural Forum, March 8th, 2016;
  • ‘Ethics and Strategy’, School of Management, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy, November 2013;
  • Art Show and Book Launch of Marketing is Violence, S.A.L.E. Docks, Venice Social Centre and Art Gallery, Italy, November 2013;
  • The Charismatic Self: Hybrid Divisions of Labor in Creative Industries and Knowledge Production’, Artistic Research Forum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, October 2013;
  • Short term teaching residency at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, October 2013
  • ‘Towards a new Welfare in Europe’, Conference on The Crisis of Welfare, Faculty of Sociology, Rome University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, May 2013;
  • ‘Translation and Subjectivity’, Former West Congress, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany, March 2013;
  • ‘The courage of truth’, Research seminar on Government, Truth, Subject, Theory Department, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, November 2012;
  • ‘Pace’, workshop on A Commonality That Cannot Speak: Europe in Translation, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna, Austria, June 2012;
  • Presenter on panel on ‘Finance and Violence’ at The Future of Finance symposium, Duke University, Durham, USA, September 2011;
  • Short term teaching residency at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, Durham, USA, September 2011;
  • ‘Short-circuiting organisation’, final workshop on Self-Organising. Queen Mary, University of London, May 2011;
  • ‘Disobedience and Exodus’, two-day symposium on Disobedience. School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, May 2011;
  • ‘Work and Labour’, workshop on The Labour of Translation. Queen Mary, University of London, London, April 2010;
  • ‘Affect and the Language of Authenticity’, workshop on Authenticity in Contemporary Organisations, University of Cambridge: May 2008;
  • Immaterial labour and the metropolis’, City Centre, Department of Geography, Queen Mary University of London: February 2008;
  • ‘Intellectual property and the general intellect’, Summit of non-aligned initiatives in education culture. Berlin: May 2007;
  • ‘Raw’, entry to Dictionary of war. Berlin: February 2007.


Journal Articles


Book chapters

  • ‘Antonio Negri’ in J. Simons (ed.) From Agamben to ŽiŽek: Contemporary Critical Theorists, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010, (177-193).
  • ‘The old was dying but the new could not be born: an awakened generation’s thwarted revolution’ on A. Gramsci and P. Gobetti’s magazines, in P. Brooker (ed.) Oxford Critical History of Modernist and Avant-Garde Magazines: Europe Vol. 3. Part of the AHRC funded Modernist Magazines Project Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, (589-612).

Magazine Articles

  • Il nemico del nemico’, Euronomade special issue on EU elections, June 2014.
  • Citius, Altius, Fortius’, London Remade, Debate on Sustainability and Democracy, August 2012, co-authored with Dr Empson, translated in Italian and published in Alfabeta2, November 2012.
  • ‘Back to the future: Hondamentalism’, Art Commerce Journal, Issue 2, June-July 2007.
  • ‘Online generation. The strategy of refusal and the refusal of strategy’, Makeworlds, issue 3, September 2003, co-authored with Dr Empson.
  • ‘Britain: a Beleaguered Regime’; published in Italian as ‘Sotto l’elmetto niente’, Global Magazine, issue 2, May 2003, co-authored with Dr Empson.




  • Elettra Stimilli, The Debt of the Living. Asceticism and Capitalism, New York: SUNY Press (forthcoming).
  • Manfredo Tafuri, Red Vienna.
  • Maurizio Lazzarato, Experimental Politics. Work, Welfare, and Creativity in the Neoliberal Age, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017 (with Jason Read, Jeremy Gilbert, Andrew Goffey, Mark Hayward, Brian Massumi).
  • Antonio Negri, Factory of Strategy. 33 Lessons on Lenin, New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.
  • Michel Foucault, Introduction to Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, London: Not So Noble Books, 2012.
  • Luca Basso, Marx and Singularity, Amsterdam: Brill, 2012.
  • Transcripts of the ‘years of lead’ trials of April 7th, 1979. Catalogue for Rossella Biscotti’s exhibition ‘Bunker’ at Documenta13, Kassel, Germany, June 2012 (forthcoming as a book) (with Steve Wright and Pier Paolo Frassinelli).
  • Fèlix Guattari, ‘New Spaces of Freedom’, New Lines of Alliance, New Spaces of Liberty, New York/London: Autonomedia/Mayfly books, 2011.
  • Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Commonwealth, Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
  • Franco Berardi, Precarious Rhapsody. Semio-capitalism and the Pathologies of the Post-Alpha Generation, London: Autonomedia, 2009 (with Michael Goddard, Giuseppina Mecchia, Antonella Schintu, and Steve Wright).
  • Annett Busch and Max Annas (eds), Sembène Ousmane: Interviews, Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2008.
  • Marcello Musto (ed.), Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy 150 years later, London: Routledge, 2008.
  • Antonio Negri, Books for Burning, London: Verso, 2005 (with Timothy Murphy).

Poems, Articles, Book Chapters:

  • Boynes and Galletti, ‘George Bataille’s Heterology, or the Science of the Excluded Part’ Theory Culture and Society, forthcoming.
  • A. Negri, ‘Soviet: within and beyond the ‘short century’’ South Atlantic Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • A. Negri, ‘Practices of Freedom’ dOKUMENTA 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017.
  • Revel, J. ‘Transcendence, Spirituality, Practices, Immanence. A Conversation with Antonio Negri’ in Rethinking Marxism Special Issue, 28 (3-4), 2017.
  • A. Negri, ‘Uprising as Event’, in Georges Didi-Huberman (ed) Uprisings, Paris: Gallimard/Jeu de Paume, 2016.
  • A. Negri, 'Gramsci, A Testimony', in Thomas Hirschhorn (ed) Gramsci Monument, New York: Dia Art Foundation and London: Koenig Books, 2015.
  • P. P. Pasolini, ‘The discovery of Marx’, Diacritics, Volume 39, Number 4, Winter 2009 (with Michael Hardt).
  • P. P. Pasolini, ‘For a poem on the third world’, Third Text. Critical Perspective on Contemporary Art and Culture (forthcoming).
  • E. Armano, ‘Notes on some features of knowledge work: a social inquiry into knowledge workers in Turin’, Sozial.Geschichte Online 6 (2011), S. 63–97.
  • S. Azzarà, ‘Settling Accounts with Liberalism: On the Work of Domenico Losurdo’, Historical Materialism, 19: 2 (2011), pp. 92-112(21).
  • S. Mezzadra, ‘On primitive accumulation today’, Special Issue on the Common and the Forms of the Commune, Rethinking Marxism, 22:3 (2010).
  • A. Negri, ‘On the common, universality and communism. Negri in conversation with Balibar’, Rethinking Marxism, 22:3 (2010).
  • A. Negri, ‘Notes on the uses of dialectics’, in Chto Delat, St. Petersbourg: 2009.
  • J. Revel, ‘Resistances, subjectivities, common’, Resistance catalogue for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain, 2009.
  • A. Negri, ‘Return to Keynes’ and ‘Presentation of Rem Koolhaas’ Junkspace’, in Radical Philosophy, April/May 2009.
  • F. Berardi ‘The derive of Humpty Dumpty’, Manifesta7. The European biennial of contemporary art, July 2008.
  • P. Virno, ‘Wit and innovation’, Creativity hypes, Transform.
  • A. Negri, ‘Logic and theory of inquiry’, in E. Biddle, S. Shukaitis and D. Graeber (eds) Constituent imagination: militant investigations, collective theorisations: Autonomedia 2008.
  • R. Panzieri, ‘Socialist uses of workers inquiry’, Militant research, Transform.
  • M. Pasquinelli, ‘Radical Machines’, Space of empire, Transform.
  • A. Illuminati, ‘Recent translations of Althusserian texts on aleatory materialism’, Borderlands e-journal, volume 4, 2006.
  • F. Berardi, ‘The art of sensibility’, Antiques Magazine, Birmingham: HP Publishing, July 2006.
  • A. Del Re, ‘Feminism and autonomy’, in T. Murphy and A-K. Mustapha (eds) The Philosophy of Antonio Negri. Resistance in Practice, London: Pluto Press, 2005.
  • A. Negri, ‘Empire and the multitude. A dialogue on the New Order of globalisation’, Radical Philosophy, issue 120, July 2003.
  • S. Bologna, ‘Storming Heaven’, Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics, volume 16, number 2, November 2003.

Much more is freely available at

PhD Supervision

Current Doctoral Students:

  • Saskia Fischer Media and social movement struggles in Argentina. The last 10 years (joint supervision with the School of Politics)

PhD Supervision Completions: 

  • Dr Valeria Graziano, 2015 The formatting of encounters: a political device (joint supervision with the School of Drama).
  • Dr Manuel Zechner, 2013 Shifting frameworks, collective practices. Creativity and Care (joint supervision with the School of Drama).
  • Dr Paolo Do, 2013 The Global University. The new political economy of knowledge and the transnationalisation of higher education.
  • Dr Matteo Pasquinelli, 2011 The Asymmetrical condition: New Forms of Conflict within the Knowledge Economy and New Media Culture.

Past UG and PG projects supervised include:

English Radicalism, the press, and changing perceptions of the working class from the 19th century to the present; The digitisation of knowledge: Googlebooks and the future of libraries; Neoliberalism in crisis; Fair Trade and supermarket monopolies; Putting to work what was use-less: the instrumentalisation of Art; Power relations and knowledge formation: shock tactics as marketing techniques; The influence of education on a changing labour market in Thailand; Making sense of life in a recession; An intelligence that watches itself: spontaneity in art, education and agriculture; Digital technologies and news gathering: recent transformations of journalism.

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