Photo Gallery

Some Photos of Critical Theory Events

"Revisiting Adorno and Black Expression"
Fumi Okiji (Black Arts Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Performance Studies and African American Studies) in conversation with Alex Weheliye (Professor of African American Studies) and Anna Parkinson (Associate Professor of German)

Date: February 7, 2017


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Critical Theory Kick-Off Informational Meeting

Date: October 5th, 2016

Place: Northwestern University

Critical Theory Kick-Off Informational Meeting 1

Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics Workshop

Date: May 17th-19th, 2016

Place: Northwestern University 

Northwestern University’s Critical Theory Cluster welcomed visiting graduate students from Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Ruhr Universität, Bochum for a dissertation workshop entitled “Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics”. Graduate students and faculty from various departments including: Musicology, Rhetoric and Public Culture, Comparative Literature, Communications, English, Political Science, Anthropology, Music Theory Screen Cultures, Performance Studies, Art History, African American Studies and Philosophy, contributed to vibrant discussions of the presented projects based on their shared interest in queer and media aesthetics. 

Workshop Picture

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Tri-University Dissertation Workshop Lecture: “The Paradox of Ability and the Value of Beauty”

Northwestern's Critical Theory Cluster welcomed Christoph Menke, Professor of Philosophy, Goethe University, with commentators  Erica Weitzman and David Johnson.

Date: Tuesday 3rd May, 2016
Place: Northwestern University
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Menke Talk
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Critical Theory in Critical Times: Wendy Brown's Undoing the Demos

Northwestern's Critical Theory Cluster and the Center for Global Culture and Communication welcomed Wendy Brown (Professor of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley) for a discussion of her recent book, Undoing the Demos, with three commentators: Prof. Patchen Markell (U of Chicago, pol sci), Prof. Annie McClanahan (UWM, English), and Prof. Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo (Rutgers U at Newark, pol sci). Faculty and graduate students engaged in a stimulating dialogue about this groundbreaking work in which Wendy Brown provides an incisive analysis and devastating critique of neoliberal rationality, and calls for forms of popular politics that may restore the promise of radical democracy.

Date: November 5th, 2015
Place: Northwestern University

Wendy Brown Event

Wendy Brown Event

Wendy Brown Event

Wendy Brown  

Politics, Violence, Aesthetics.
A Doctoral Dissertation Workshop Organized by the École Normale Supérieure, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität of Frankfurt-am-Main, and Northwestern University.
 
Date: September 28-October 2, 2014
Place: École Normale Supérieure, Paris
 
Five graduate students of the Critical Theory Cluster participated in a PhD dissertation workshop with students of the École Normale Supérieure and the Goethe Universität of Frankfurt. The workshop lasted four days, from September 29th to October 2nd, and provided students with an opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback from an international gathering of their peers. Participants also took part in a session of Samuel Weber’s Paris Program in Critical Theory seminar, as well as in several sessions of the conference “Derrida à venir,” organized simultaneously by the École Normale Supérieure. The workshop seeks not merely to aid students in conceptualizing their dissertation research, but to address pedagogical, institutional, and cultural obstacles in the study of Critical Theory, and to offer participants the opportunity to build an international network of colleagues. The workshop will take place again in the Fall of 2015, hosted by Goethe University, Frankfurt. The NU participants were Caitlyn Doyle, CLS, Hye-Yun Kang, Political Science, Javier Burdman, Political Science, Christine Goding-Doty, Af-Am, and Charles Clarke, Political Science. Accompanying them were cluster faculty Penelope Deutscher, Alessia Ricciardi, and Michael Loriaux.

Politics, Violence, Aesthetics

Politics, Violence, Aesthetics

Politics, Violence, Aesthetics

Politics, Violence, Aesthetics