Dr Peter Thompson: Publications

Books

The Crisis of the German Left. The PDS, Stalinism and the Global Economy
Oxford and New York: Berghahn, Hardback edition 2005, Paperback edition 2006

The Privatisation of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Crisis of Modernity
Edited book with Slavoj Žižek. Under contract with Duke University Press, to appear 2013

God’s Atheist: Ernst Bloch and Transcendental Materialism
In preparation for Brill 2013/14

Does Marx Still Matter?
Under contract and in preparation for Zero Books, to appear 2013

The Metaphysics of Pure Contingency.
In preparation for Upper West Side Philosophers: New York, 2013/14

Articles, Book Chapters, etc.

‘The Philosophy of Lateness in Heidegger and Bloch’
New German Critique special edition Figuring Lateness, Karen Leeder (ed.), 2012/13

‘From Karl Marx to Karl May’
Tribal Fantasies, James Mackay and David Stirrup (eds), Palgrave Studies in European Culture and History, 2012/13

‘Bloch, Badiou, St Paul and the Ontology of Not Yet’
New German Critique 2012/13

‘Ernst Bloch – Der Mensch’
Bloch-Wörterbuch. Leitbegriffe der Philosophie Ernst Blochs, Beat Dietschy, Doris Zeilinger, Rainer Zimmermann (eds) Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2012

‘Ernst Bloch and the Principle of Hope’
Out of the Blue, Johan Siebers (ed.), Amsterdam: Het Blauwe Huis Press, 2013

‘What Is Concrete about Ernst Bloch’s Concrete Utopia?’
Utopia: Social Theory and the Future, Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester (eds), Aldershot: Ashgate August 2012

'Der Mensch als Gattungswerden. Ernst Bloch und die Metaphysik der Offenheit'
Leipziger Schriften zur Philosophie, 2012, pp. 124-136

‘Worin noch niemand war: The GDR as retrospectively imagined community’
Historical and Cultural Remembrance of the GDR, Nick Hodgin and Caroline Pearce (eds), Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2011, pp. 250-265

‘Ernst Bloch and the Quantum Mechanics of Hope’
Introduction to new edition of Ernst Bloch's Atheism in Christianity
London and New York: Verso 2009, pp. ix-xxx

‘Heimatlos zu Hause: Bloch, Žižek and the Dislocated Heimat’
Dislocation and Reorientation.: Exile, Division and the End of Communism in German Culture and Politics
Axel Goodbody, Pol O’Dochartaigh and Dennis Tate (eds). Amsterdam: Rodopi 2009, pp. 221-231

'The German Left, the Berlin Wall and the Second Great Crash’
Debatte
17/1, 2009, pp. 41-54

‘Ernst Bloch’
Christian Niemeyer (ed) Nietzsche-Lexikon
Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2009, pp. 50-51

‘Die unheimliche Heimat: The GDR and the Dialectics of Home’
From Stasiland to Ostalgie
Karen Leeder (ed) Oxford German Studies, 2009, pp. 278-287

‘Ostalgie, Heimat and the Dialectics of Home’
Ernst Bloch Jahrbuch
4/2009, pp. 95-106

Link
‘The German Left and the Second Great Crash 1989-2009: 20 Years of Marking Time’
Working Papers 20/2008, Research Network 1989

‘Wolf Biermann: Die Heimat ist weit’
German Political Song
ed. David Robb, Camden House, 2007, pp. 199-226

‘German Social Democracy and the Market-State’
Debatte
Vol. 12/1, 2004, pp. 9-24

‘“It’s the economy, stupid!” The Primacy of Politics and the Market-State’
International Journal of the Humanities
Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004 [available online at: http://ijh1.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.25/prod.16]

‘“The Übermensch is the Proletariat”. Marx+Nietzsche = ?’
Debatte
Vol. 10/2, 2002, pp. 201-219

‘The PDS: “CSU des Ostens”? Heimat and the Left’
Recasting German Identity
ed. Stuart Taberner and Frank Finlay, Camden House, 2002, pp. 149-168

‘The Berlin Elections 2001’
Journal of Regional and Federal Studies
Vol.12, No.3, 2002, pp. 205-211

‘The Colour of Money – The Berlin Elections 2001’
Debatte
Vol. 10/1, 2002, pp. 10-24

‘The Primacy of Politics – Interview with Gregor Gysi’
Debatte
Vol. 10/1, 2002, pp. 25-31

‘The PDS. Marx’s Baby or Stalin’s Bathwater?’
Rückblick und Revision: Die DDR im Spiegel der Enquête-Kommissionen
ed. P. Barker, German Monitor, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 97-113

‘Jörg Haider, Tony Blair und der Wirtschaftsliberalismus’
Berliner Debatte INITIAL
Vol. 11/4, 2000, pp. 93-100

‘Jörg Haider and the Paradoxical Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe Today’
Debatte
Vol. 8/1, 2000, pp. 9-22

‘Social Authoritarianism and the Left. A case study of the PDS’
Mutual Exchanges
ed. R. Kavanagh, Peter Lang Verlag, Bern, 1998, pp. 103-121

‘New Age Mysticism, Postmodernism and Human Liberation’
Green Thought in German Culture
ed. C. Riordan, University of Wales Press, 1997, pp. 107-124

‘From Shen Te to Shui Ta: Gendered Reading, Utopian Communism and Stalinism’
Brecht International Yearbook
Vol. 2, 1996, pp. 220-243

‘Progress, Reason and the End of History’
History of European Ideas
Vol. 18/4, 1994, pp. 21-31

with Günter Minnerup
‘The Federal Election 1994’
Debatte
Vol. 2/2, 1994, pp. 5-16

Interview with André Brie
Debatte
Vol. 2/2, 1994, pp. 16-26

‘The GDR Election’
Politics and Society in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Vol. 2/3, 1990, pp. 81-91

‘Bärbel Bohley’ (Interview and political biography)
Politics and Society in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Vol. 2/3, 1990, pp. 92-98

‘The German Question’ (review article)
Politics and Society in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Vol. 2/3, 1990, pp. 98-108

Journalism

Link to all Guardian articles:
‘Face to faith: Religion is not a delusion but a quest for 'home'’
The Guardian
11 August 2007

‘Not the opium, the endorphins'
The Guardian
1 July 2009

‘Calvin, Weber and the vanishing mediator’
The Guardian
10 July 2009

‘The clock cannot be turned back’
The Guardian
10 August 2009

‘A question for Rowan’
The Guardian
17 September 2009

‘History moves in mysterious ways’
The Guardian
12 November 2009

In Press

What is Concrete about a Concrete Utopia? Ernst Bloch and the Principle of Hope
Out of the Blue
Yane Calowski, Amsterdam, 2010

In Preparation

‘Bloch, Žižek and Ideo-Theological critique: Utopia as the next best thing to Home’
Submitted to The International Journal of Žižek Studies

‘The S is Not Yet a P. Ernst Bloch and Aristotle’s dynámei ón: Not-Yetness, Hope and the Promise of the Universal'
Submitted to New German Critique

'Der Mensch als Gattungswerden. Ernst Bloch und die Metaphysik der Offenheit‘
To appear in Leipziger Schriften zur Philosophie, 2010

‘The Philosophy of Lateness in Heidegger and Bloch’
Oxford German Studies or German Life and Letters, 2010

’Worin noch niemand war: The GDR as retrospectively imagined community’
In Nick Hodgin and Caroline Pearce (eds) in Historical and Cultural Remembrance of the GDR, Camden House, 2010

'Der Mensch'
Extended entry (15 pages) on Bloch's Anthropology in Bloch Wörterbuch (de Gruyter), 2010/11

‘From Karl Marx to Karl May’
Book chapter for Tribal Fantasies, Nebraska University Press, 2010

‘What is Concrete about Ernst Bloch’s Concrete Utopia?’
In The Sociology of Utopia (eds Keith Tester and Michael Hviid Jacobsen) to appear 2010/11

‘Brecht, Benjamin and the Crisis of Modernity’
Libris, Proceedings of one-day conference on 'Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: Story of Freindship?'

'Bloch, Dutschke, Žižek and Divine Violence'
To be published in special edition of New German Critique on 'Divine Violence'

Papers and conference contributions since 2008

'The German Left and the Second Great Crash 1989-2009: 20 Years of Marking Time’
Invited paper, European Union Institute, Florence 2008

‘Bloch, Žižek and Ideo-Theological critique: Utopia as the next best thing to Home'
Invited paper: University of Cardiff, 2008

'Ernst Bloch and Aristotle’s dynámei ón: Not-Yetness, Hope and the Promise of the Universal'
Keynote paper: University of Glasgow, 2009

'What is Concrete about a Concrete Utopia? Ernst Bloch and the Principle of Hope'
Keynote paper: Amsterdam, 2009

'Der Mensch als Gattungswerden. Ernst Bloch und die Metaphysik der Offenheit‘
Keynote paper: University of Leipzig, 2009

‘Die unheimliche Heimat: The GDR and the Dialectics of Home’
Invited paper: University of Oxford, 2009

‘The Philosophy of Lateness in Heidegger and Bloch’
Invited paper: University of Oxford, 2009

'Bloch, Dutschke, Žižek and Divine Violence'
Invited paper: German Studies Association, Washington, 2009

'Ernst Bloch’s Atheism in Christianity'
Keynote paper: Institute of Humanities, Birkbeck, London, 17 October, 2009

‘Brecht, Benjamin and the Crisis of Modernity’
Keynote paper: Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: Story of a Friendship? Institute of Humanities, Birkbeck, London, 6 November, 2009

'‘Something’s Missing’ Ernst Bloch and the Concrete Theology of Transcendence'
Invited paper: Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford, 16 November 2009