The Critical Theory Reading Group offers a space for the exchange of ideas and experiences across disciplines and backgrounds, which can be used to tackle contemporary issues and questions. Our goal is to support critical perspectives on knowledge as well as to foment the foundations needed for engaged academic and practical work. The Group meets weekly or biweekly, depending on schedule. Students gather to tackle a variety of authors and topics of their choosing, from Frantz Fanon to Cuban cinema and from German expressionism to post-hermeneutics.
We set up individual and collective sessions where students can present topics, authors, themes of their choosing. Besides confronting theory on paper, we also organize film screenings, sessions dedicated to art as social commentary, and research and writing workshops where anyone can present their current investigations. In addition, we organize conferences and have invited contemporary scholars whose work we think is crucial for our understanding of the present. For example, we have been honoured to have Dr. Tommy J. Curry from the University of Edinburgh help us develiver a conference on Black Male Studies and a workshop on Africana Philosophy.
Our schedule is very flexible and places are always available for those who would like to present something – be it theory, poetry, cinema, or their own research – so please do not hesitate to contact us to get involved.
All students of the Institute, or any person who is in any kind of way interested in social theory in all of its forms and expressions.
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