Dr Adam Potts
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Adam Potts specialises in twentieth-century French philosophy, phenomenology and aesthetics, particularly the philosophy of music and sound. He teaches modules on existentialism, aesthetics and phenomenology. He was part of a part of a collaborative international research programme called RENKEI that took place at Bristol and Kyoto University. As well as publishing in leading academic journals he is also actively engaged in the field of sound studies as a practitioner.
Roles and Responsibilities
PhD, MA, BA Hons (Newcastle)
Adam Potts's research explores the relationship between philosophy and sound. Drawing on twentieth-century continental thought, from phenomenology to poststructuralism, his work engages with ideas of noise, listening, embodiment and writing. His current publications explore a number of themes including the phenomenology of listening, the challenge of writing about sound and the intersection between the excessive aesthetic of Japanese noise music and the philosophies of Maurice Blanchot and Georges Bataille. He is currently the editor of a special edition issue for the journal Angelaki called 'Sounds of Disaster: Sonic Encounters with Blanchot'. This will be the first ever publication dealing with the topic of sound and music in relation to Blanchot's work.
PHI1005 - Existentialism and the Self (Module Leader)
PHI2005 - Consciousness, Art and Technology (Module Leader)
HSS8007 - An Introduction to the Nature of Explanation and Enquiry (HaSS postgraduate module) (Module Leader)
MUS3076 - Music and Philosophy (Lecturer)
PHI1004; PHI2004; PHI3004 - Project Modules (Project Tutor)
- Potts A. Blanchot and Sound. Angelaki 2018, 23(3), 3-9.
- Potts A. Maurice Blanchot. In: Eugene O'Brien, ed. Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- Potts A. Passive Noise. Angelaki 2018, 23(3), 42-57.
- Potts A, ed. 'Sounds of Disaster: Sonic Encounters with Blanchot'. Angelaki: The Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 2018. Submitted.
- Potts A. Writing Sound and Radical Fiction: the Abyssal Space of Writing, Reading and Listening. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing 2017, 14(1), 117-126.
- Potts A. Phenomenology of Listening and the Challenge of Writing Sound. The Philosopher 2015, CIII(2), 3-9.
- Potts A. The Internal Death of Japanoise. Journal for Cultural Research 2015, 19(4), 379-392.
- Potts A. Alone in Sachiko’s Salon. 2014. Bergen: Lydgalleriet, 2.
- Potts A. Come On Feel the Noise: Sound and Images of Uncertainity in Japanese Cinema. Midnight Eye: Visions of Japanese Cinema, 2013. Available at: http://www.midnighteye.com/features/come-on-feel-the-noise-sounds-and-images-of-uncertainty-in-japanese-cinema/.
- Potts A. Noise, Nausea and the Night: Distinguishing Between Active and Passive Noise. In: The Noise Non-ference Reader. 2013, New York, NY, USA: Qubit.