Past Events

Date & TimeTitleGroup
October 15, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Comparative Literature & Spanish and Portuguese EventCritical Theory
October 22, 2015
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Allison Davis LectureAfrican American Studies Department
October 23, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Roland Barthes’s Critical LegacyDepartment of French and Italian
October 23, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Philosophy Colloquium: Paul Guyer (Brown University)Philosophy Colloquia Series
October 24, 2015
North American Kant Society WorkshopChicago-Area Consortium in German Philosophy
October 25, 2015
North American Kant Society WorkshopChicago-Area Consortium in German Philosophy
November 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reading Group for The Critical Theory in Critical Times WorkshopCritical Theory
October 5, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Critical Theory Kick-Off Informational MeetingCritical Theory
October 19, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Whose bias do y'all seek?" Kanye West & Jay-Z's No Church in the Wild, Authorized and UnauthorizedCritical Theory
November 3, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Critical Theory in Critical Times Reading GroupCritical Theory
November 11, 2016
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Critical Theory in Critical Times Workshop - Axel Honneth, "Freedom's Right"Critical Theory
February 7, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Revisiting Adorno and Black ExpressionCritical Theory
February 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Critical Theory Cluster Dissertation Symposium: What is the use of theory?Critical Theory
February 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Critical Theory Cluster Dissertation Symposium: What is the use of theory?Critical Theory
February 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rocío Zambrana (University of Oregon); Notes for a Decolonial Critical Theory: Critique in Adorno & Horkheimer, Castro-Gòmez, QuijanoDepartment of German
April 10, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Du Bois and Critical Philosophy of Race - Graduate Workshops with Visiting Professor Chike JeffersCritical Theory
April 14, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Critical Theory Event - "Cultural Constructionism" (Visiting Professor Chike Jeffers)Critical Theory
April 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Anne-Emmanuelle Berger lectureDepartment of French and Italian
April 19, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The "Between the Law" of the Cunning State: A Graduate Workshop with Shalini RanderiaCritical Theory
April 20, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Marc Crépon, École Normale Supérieure, "Murderous Consent and the Balance of Terror: Günther Anders"Department of Political Science
April 24, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Du Bois and Critical Philosophy of Race - Graduate Workshops with Visiting Professor Chike JeffersCritical Theory
April 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Professor Astrid Deuber-Mankowski (Bochum University), “Why is Niobe Punished?"Department of German
April 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
"Comparative Literature and the Measures of Modernity..."- Graduate Workshop by Shaden Tageldin, University of MinnesotaComparative Literary Studies
April 27, 2017
Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics WorkshopCritical Theory
April 27, 2017
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
"In Balance with This Life, This Death: Molecular Philology and the Rise of Modern Comparative Literature"- Lecture by Shaden Tageldin, University of MinnesotaComparative Literary Studies
April 28, 2017
Queer Temporality and Media Aesthetics WorkshopCritical Theory
May 11, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Critical Theory Cluster Graduate Workshop with Branka ArsicCritical Theory
May 12, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Critical Theory Cluster Lecture by Branka Arsic: "Entomological Persons: Insects and Ahab"Critical Theory
May 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Critical Theory Event - "Politics in The Souls of Black Folk" (Visiting Professor, Chike Jeffers)Critical Theory
May 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Rosaura Martinez (National Autonomous University of Mexico) - Discussion session on DerridaCritical Theory
May 26, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rosaura Martinez (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and Isabelle Alfandary (Univ. of Paris III) - Discussion on Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction Critical Theory
May 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Daniel Link: Fundamentos para una teoría de la enunciación novomundana. (Presentation in Spanish)Department of Spanish and Portuguese
October 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
How Demanding Should Human Rights Be? An Interdisciplinary WorkshopCritical Theory
October 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
How Demanding Should Human Rights Be? An Interdisciplinary WorkshopCritical Theory
November 3, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PPW - Jonny ThakkarNorthwestern Practical Philosophy Workshop
November 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Black Rehearsal: Graduate Workshop on New Writing with Fred Moten (NYU) and Stefano Harney (Singapore Management University)Critical Theory
November 8, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Benjamin's Critique of Violence: A German and Latin American Critical Theory Cooperation EventCritical Theory
November 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
​Film screening and discussion: Excerpts from Raúl Ruiz's The Suspended Vocation and Raúl Ruiz: From Chile to KlossowskiCritical Theory
November 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
"Teach-in" for Critical Theory in the Global South ProjectCritical Theory
November 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
The Art of Forgetting: Intimacy and Erasure in German and Turkish Art Histories - Banu Karaca, Mercator-IPC Fellow; Sabanci University, IstanbulCritical Theory
February 16, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Costica Bradatan: “Why We Fail and How. Notes on the Everydayness of Philosophy”Department of German
February 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The After-life of Phenomenology Workshop - Michael ForsterThe After-Life of Phenomenology Research Workshop
March 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Slowness and Agitation - Dr. Mel Y. ChenColloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)
March 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Comparative Literary Studies Speaker Series: Jeanne-Marie Jackson, Johns Hopkins UniversityComparative Literary Studies
March 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ilit Ferber, Tel Aviv University, Walter Benjamin, Philosophy, MelancholiaDepartment of German
April 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dr. Zakiyyah Iman Jackson - God Particle: Sublimity, Matter, and Virtuality in Black Feminist PoeticsColloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)
April 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University, Learning to See: Susan Meiselas Department of German
April 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Aïcha Liviana Messina, "Exacerbating the Self-Critical Tendency: Ethics and Critique in and Beyond Blanchot"Department of German
April 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Talk: Kata Gellen, Duke University: Visualized Voices in Kafka and Silent FilmDepartment of German
May 9, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BOOK LAUNCH - With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and EmpireColloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)
May 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
"Nazım Hikmet and the Prose of Communism" (Nergis Ertürk, Penn State University)Comparative Literary Studies
May 24, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bruce Rosenstock (UIUC); Gods, Peoples, Earth: A Comparative Study of Martin Heidegger and Oskar GoldbergDepartment of German
June 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Killing is the Law - Dr. Joy James & Dr. Sora HanColloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)
June 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kreeger-Wolf Public Lecture: Rocio Zambrana (University of Oregon)Philosophy Department Lectures, etc.