Corbyn and Charisma – November 2015


Corbyn and Charisma

A seminar presented by the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London

In the era of celebrity culture and personality politics, ‘charisma’ seems to be more important than ever. But what is it? Is it real a quality which some individuals possess, or is it just an accidental function of social situations? Does Jeremy Corbyn lack it, or is his very lack of polish what drew so many to support his bid for leadership of the Labour Party? What does this all tell us about the future of British politics and culture?

Lisa Baraitser, Reader in Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, author of Maternal Encounters

Mark Fisher, Lecturer in Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life

Jeremy Gilbert, Professor of Cultural and Politica Theory, UEL, author of Common Ground

Zoe WilliamsGuardian journalist and author of Get it Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics 


WHERE – Athlone Room,Senate House  London,  WC1E 7HU

Free event, all welcome, book HERE