German and Latin American Critical Theory Cooperation

Critical Theory Cluster

Date: May 25-16, 2017

Place: Kresge 5-531, Northwestern

Presenters: Rosaura Martinez & Isabelle Alfandary

Ruiz Flyer

Comparative Literary Studies Colloquium

Date: March 3, 2017

Place: McCormick Foundation Center, Northwestern

Audio presentations:
Peter Fenves, "At the Origin of Critical Theory; or, the Story of Two Walters" - Audio File

Jorge Coronado, "On Critical Thought in the Andes: José Carlos Mariátegui Reading and Being Read" - Audio File

Q&A - Audio File

Prof. Peter Fenves, Dept. of German "At the Origin of Critical Theory; or, the Story of the Two Walters"

Prof. Jorge Coronado, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese: "On Critical Thought in the Andes: José Carlos Mariátegui Reading and Being Read"



Notes for a Decolonial Critical Theory: Critique in Adorno & Horkheimer, Castro-Gómez, Quijano

Date: February 17, 2017

Place: Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern


The Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group and the Department of German hosted Prof. Rocío Zambrana, (U of Oregon, Philosophy) for a seminar around the theme: “A Critique of Latin American Reason” (Castro-Gómez). The presentation was drawn from Zambrana's manuscript in progress Neoliberal Coloniality, Critique, Resistance. Graduate students and faculty from a number of departments including Philosophy, German, Spanish and Portugese, French, Comparative Literary Studies came together for a lively discussion on the idea of critique by considering the points of convergence and divergence between the Frankfurt School critical theory and Decolonial thought.