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Call for Papers from International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal published by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs with the aim of foregrounding contemporary critical theory operating within a global frame. The journal will publish its first issue in October 2017 and invites submissions for its first year of publication.

Northwestern to focus on Critical Theory in the Global South

A new Mellon Foundation-funded grant will lead to global partnerships and new courses

Mellon Cluster Catalyst Grant

Congratulations to Critical Theory Cluster affiliate Miriam Piilonen for winning a Mellon Cluster Catalyst Grant. Catalyst Grants support innovative programs that benefit graduate students and further the goals of the clusters. Miriam's proposed dissertation workshop "What is the use of theory?" will bring graduate students from multiple institutions together to enact a timely debate about the use of theory in the humanities while workshopping their dissertations. Graduate students interested in applying for internal grants can learn more at the above link.

Cristina Lafont receives "Big Ideas" grant from The Buffett Institute

Professor Cristina Lafont (Director of the Critical Theory Cluster) with other NU faculty receives a 3-year "Big Ideas" grant from the Buffett Institute for establishing the new Global Capitalism and Law research group.


Discussion Session on Derrida

Thursday, May 25, 12:00 PM
Rosaura Martinez (National Autonomous University of Mexico) will lead an introductory discussion session on Derrida, presented through the lens of his readings of Freud. Interested undergraduate and graduate students welcome.
Rosaura Martinez (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and Isabelle Alfandary (Univ. of Paris III).
Daniel Link, Universidad Tres de Febrero. Presentation in Spanish.