Critical Theory seminars - Hilary Term

crit theory programme

The Critical Theory seminar runs on Thursdays of Weeks 1-8, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm in the Old Library at All Souls College. (*There is one exception — the Week 1 session with Professor Duncan Bell will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, same time and same place.) 


Invited speakers include critical theorists working in the Frankfurt School tradition as well as scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds who take a critical approach to social hierarchies. Speakers give a paper for about 45 minutes before we open to audience questions. All welcome. Please see the attached term card for more information. 


Please contact Sarah Bufkin at with any questions or to be added to the CTS mailing list.


Week 1
Tuesday, Jan. 21 — note changed date
Professor Duncan Bell (Cambridge)
The Politics of the Visionary Present: J.G. Ballard’s Surrealist Liberalism
Week 2
Thursday, Jan. 30
Professor Linda Martin Alcoff (CUNY)
Sexual Subjectivity
Week 3
Thursday, Feb. 6
Dr. Dorothy Kwek (Cardiff)
Earthly Arts: Decolonizing Ecology, Tracing Affect
Week 4
Thursday, Feb. 13
Dr. Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths)
The Making of Migration: Undoing the Migrant Activist/Victimhood Quandary.”
Week 5
Thursday, Feb. 20
**Professor Rahel Jaeggi has postponed her talk until Trinity term. More details to come.**
Week 6
Thursday, Feb. 27
Dr. Madeleine Fagan (Warwick)
On the Dangers of an Anthropocene Epoch: Geological time, political time, and post-human politics.
Week 7
Thursday, March 5
Professor Robin Celikates (Frie Universitat Berlin)
Slow Learners? On Moral Progress, Social Struggle, and Whig History
Week 8
Thursday, March 12
Dr. Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
The Commons and counterhegemonic politics in our times

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