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Craig Lundy

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Role

Dr Craig Lundy is a Senior Lecturer in Social Theory at Nottingham Trent University.

Career overview

Prior to commencing at NTU Craig held a three-year Research Fellowship at the Institute for Social Transformation Research, University of Wollongong (Australia). He has also been previously employed in various teaching and research positions at the University of Exeter, Royal Holloway (University of London), Middlesex University, and the University of New South Wales.

Craig has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales and two Bachelor degrees (in Arts and Commerce) from the University of Sydney.

Research areas

The majority of Craig’s interdisciplinary research has been concerned with exploring the nature of creativity and processes of transformation. He has been particularly preoccupied with the relation between history and the emergence of new social and material formations – the topic of his first monograph History and Becoming: Deleuze’s Philosophy of Creativity (Edinburgh University Press, 2012).

Craig’s interest in processes of transformation has also been pursued through collaborative research projects at the University of Exeter. These applied projects, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, examined the nature of community development and community engagement using insights drawn from complexity theory and applied drama.

At present Craig is expanding his research agenda on processes of transformation in a number of directions. Recent publications have sought to bring his work on the nature of history into conversation with theories of social and political transformation (such as revolution and reform). Outputs in this area have included articles on ‘nomadism’ as a model for socio-political change and the question of why capitalism didn’t first emerge in China. Craig also has a second monograph on Gilles Deleuze and Henri Bergson forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press. In addition, Craig is presently exploring the intersections of complexity theory, socio-political theory and theories of historical progression for the purpose of rethinking the dynamics of community engagement and transformation.

External activity

Craig is a co-founder and current co-editor ofThe London Journal of Critical Thought. He is also a co-founder ofThe London Conference in Critical Thought – an annual event held in London that provides an interdisciplinary space for the exchange of ideas between scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns (londoncritical.org).

Publications

Authored Books

Lundy, C., (2018) Deleuze’s Bergsonism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Lundy, C., (2012) History and Becoming: Deleuze’s Philosophy of Creativity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Edited Collections

Lundy, C., and Voss, D. (2015) At the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Lundy, C., and Patton, P. (2013) Deleuze in China. Special issue of Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

Journal articles and book chapters

Lundy, C., (2018) “Bergson's Method of Problematisation and the Pursuit of Metaphysical Precision”, Angelaki, 23:2, pp. 31-44.

Durie R., Lundy, C., and Wyatt, K. (2018) “Using complexity principles to understand the nature of relations for creating a culture of publically engaged research within Higher Education Institutes”, in Mitleton-Kelly, E., Paraskevas, A., and Day, C. (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science: Theory & Application. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Lundy, C., (2017) “Tracking the Triple Form of Difference: Deleuze’s Bergsonism and the Asymmetrical Synthesis of the Sensible”, in Deleuze Studies, 11:2, pp. 174-194.

Lundy, C., (2016) “The Necessity and Contingency of Universal History: Deleuze and Guattari contra Hegel”, Journal of the Philosophy of History, 10:1, pp. 51-75.

Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (2015) “Deleuze and Post-Kantian Thought: Method, Ideas and Aesthetics”, in Lundy, C. and Voss, D. (eds.) At the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1-22.

Lundy, C., (2013) “From Structuralism to Poststructuralism”, in Dillet, B., MacKenzie I. and Porter R. (2013) The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 69-92.

Lundy, C., (2013) “Bergson, History and Ontology”, in Mullarkey J. and de Mille C. (eds.) Bergson and the Art of Immanence. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 17-31.

Lundy, C. (2013) “Why Wasn’t Capitalism Born in China?: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Non-Events”, Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

Lundy, C. and Patton P., (2013) “Editor’s Introduction”, in Lundy, C. and Patton P., (eds.) Deleuze in China. Special issue of Theory and Event, 16:3 (Sep).

Lundy, C., (2013) “Who are our Nomads Today? Deleuze’s Political Ontology and the Revolutionary Problematic”, Deleuze Studies, 7:2 (May), pp. 231-249.

Lundy, C., (2011) “Deleuze and Guattari’s Historiophilosophy: Philosophical Thought and its Historical Milieu”, Critical Horizons, 12:2, pp. 115-135.

Lundy, C., (2010) “Emerging From the Depths: On the Intensive Creativity of Historical Events”, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy - Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française, 18:1, pp. 67-85.

Lundy, C., (2009) “Deleuze’s Untimely: Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche”, in Bell, J. and Colebrook, C. (eds.) Deleuze and History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 188-205.

Reviews

Lundy, C., (2017) Review of Nicholas Tampio, Deleuze’s Political Vision, in Contemporary Political Theory, 16:3, pp. 417-421.

Lundy, C., (2014) “Deleuze and Time: One or Many Philosophies?”, review of James Williams, Deleuze’s Philosophy of Time: A Critical Introduction and Guide, in Time and Society, 23:1 (March).

Reports

Goldingay, S., Durie, R., Wyatt, K., Macbeth F., Baim C., and Lundy C. (2013) “Community? What do you mean?: An investigation into how differing understandings of the term ‘community’ shape care-leavers’ move to independence”. Briefing Report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

Durie, R., Lundy, C., and Wyatt, K. (2012) “Researching with Communities: Towards a Leading Edge Theory and Practice for Community Engagement”. Briefing Report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.