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Esther Leslie

Esther Leslie teaches in the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London.

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Esther Leslie teaches in the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London. Her writings include Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism (Pluto, 2000), and Hollywood Flatlands, Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant Garde (Verso, 2002). Her next book Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (Reaktion, 2005) is a study of the German chemical industry in relation to the Romantic philosophy of nature, and the politics, poetics and aesthetics of modernity. She is actively involved in editing three journals: Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory; Radical Philosophy; and Revolutionary History; and has also co-edited and contributed to a collection called Mad Pride: A Celebration of Mad Culture (Chipmunka 2000) She translated Georg Luk√°cs’ A Defence of History and Class Consciousness; Tailism and the Dialectic (Verso, 2000).