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"The Art of Forgetting: Intimacy and Erasure in German and Turkish Art Histories" | November 15, 2017

Banu Karaca, Mercator-IPC Fellow; Sabanci University, Istanbul

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banu karaca

banu karaca


Black Rehearsal - Graduate Workshop on New Writing with Fred Moten (NYU) & Stefano Harney (Singapore Management University) | November 7-8, 2017

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Benjamin's Critique of Violence: A German and Latin American Critical Theory Cooperation Event | November 8, 2017

Christoph Menke, Goethe University

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christoph menke

christoph menke

christoph menke


How Demanding Should Human Rights Be?: An Interdisciplinary Workshop | October 13-14, 2017

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Fall 2017 Kick-Off Meeting | October 2, 2017

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kick off 2017


"Politics in the Souls of Black Folk" | May 17, 2017

Chike Jeffers (Philosophy, Dalhousie University)

Chike Jeffers May 17

Chike Jeffers May 17


Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics Workshop | April 27-28, 2017

Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics Workshop

Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics Workshop


"Cultural Constructionism" | April 14, 2017

Chike Jeffers (Philosophy, Dalhousie University)

Chike Jeffers April 14

Chike Jeffers April 14


"Revisiting Adorno and Black Expression" | February 7, 2017

Fumi Okiji (Black Arts Postdoctoral Fellow, Performance Studies and African American Studies) in conversation with Alex Weheliye (African American Studies) and Anna Parkinson (German)

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Critical Theory in Critical Times Conference with Axel Honneth | November 3 & November 11, 2016

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Critical Theory Kick-Off Informational Meeting | October 5, 2016

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Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics Workshop | May 17-19, 2016 | 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. 

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Tri-University Dissertation Workshop Lecture: “The Paradox of Ability and the Value of Beauty” | May 3, 2016 | Northwestern University

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

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Critical Theory in Critical Times: Wendy Brown's Undoing the Demos | November 5, 2016 | Northwestern University

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.

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Politics, Violence, Aesthetics: A Doctoral Dissertation Workshop | September 28 - October 2, 2014 | École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Organized by the École Normale Supérieure, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität of Frankfurt-am-Main, and Northwestern University

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.

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