Research Programme

This website was setup to accompany my programme of research (2015-2021) entitled: Jean Baudrillard: Extreme World, Extreme Theory.

The outputs from the Jean Baudrillard: Extreme World, Extreme Theory research programme are many, for example:

Selected Activities:

Editor of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies (ISSN:  1705-6411)

Organization of 2nd International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Baudrillard Studies – ‘Applied Baudrillard’ (Oxford, September 5th to 7th, 2018)

Curator of exhibition on ‘Collecting Baudrillard’ (with a special feature on the Utopie group) at the 2nd International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Baudrillard Studies – ‘Applied Baudrillard’ (Oxford, September 5th to 7th, 2018). The exhibition will be published as an authored book:

Smith RG (2019) Collecting Baudrillard (Kindle)

Keynote address and round-table participation in a colloquium on Jean Baudrillard’s ‘Strange World’: Photography and Architecture at Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO) in Rome (November, 2018)

Selected Book Publications:

Smith RG and Clarke DB eds. (2015) Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance: Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press)

Smith RG and Clarke DB eds. (2017) Jean Baudrillard: the Disappearance of Culture: Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press)

Smith RG ed. (2019) Jean Baudrillard: penser à voix haute, entretiens 1968–2008 (‘Perspectives critiques’ Presses Universitaires de France)

Smith, RG ed. (2019) Jean Baudrillard: The Missing Pieces, Uncollected Writings and Photographs (Edinburgh University Press)

Smith, RG & Turner C eds. (2019 onwards) Jean Baudrillard: Untranslated German Interviews (Seagull Books). 3 volumes.

Smith, RG & Turner C eds. (2019 onwards) Jean Baudrillard: Untranslated French Interviews (Seagull Books). 3 volumes.

Smith RG (2019) Collecting Baudrillard (Kindle)

Smith RG (2019) A World Beyond the Real: Jean Baudrillard’s Photography (Kindle)

Smith RG (2021) Jean Baudrillard: Extreme Theory (Edinburgh University Press)

* Several other books, book chapters, and special journal issues also anticipated, such as edited collections from  organized conferences/colloquium

Selected Other Publications to date:

Smith RG ed. (2019) Remembering Gerry Coulter, Special Commemorative Issue of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 15 (1)

Smith RG (2019) ‘Editorial: The A to Z of Baudrillard: Remembering Gerry Coulter’s Scholarship’, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 15 (1)

Smith RG (2019) ‘Baudrillard Street One’, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 15 (2)

Smith RG (2019) ‘Inside the Semiotext(e) Archive’, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 15 (2)

Smith RG ed. (2019) ‘Introduction: Baudrillard Live!’, dans Jean Baudrillard: Penser à voix haute, entretiens 1968–2008 (‘Perspectives critiques’ Presses Universitaires de France, Paris)

Smith RG and Clarke DB (2018) ‘The Disappearance of Culture’, in Baudrillard — pseudo actes, edited by Diane S. Rubenstein & Marine Dupuis Baudrillard (Delere Press, Singapore)

Smith RG (2018) ‘In Memoriam G.C.’, The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

Smith RG (2018) ‘Baudrillard, Jean’, in Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory. Ed. Jeffrey R. Di Leo (London, Bloomsbury), pp. 387–388

Smith RG (2019) ‘Baudrillard, Jean’, The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies

Smith RG (2020) ‘Hyperreality’, in Ritzer G & Rojek C (Eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition (Wiley-Blackwell)

Smith RG (2019) ‘Truth is Dead: Alison Jackson’s Photography’, Exhibition Hall (Stockholm, London, New York) and Exhibition Catalogue (Fotografiska, Stockhom)

Smith RG (2018) ‘Introduction – International Symposium on Jean Baudrillard: ‘Baudrillard Redux”, MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome)) Catalogue

Smith RG (2018) ‘A World Beyond The Real: Jean Baudrillard’s Photographic Theory’, MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome)) Catalogue