Friday, March 26, 2010

Summer School: "Critical Theory and the Political," Birbeck College, University of London, June 28-July 9, 2010.

In the Summer of 2010, the Birbeck Institute of the Humanities will present the first event of the London Critical Theory School - a two week Summer School to be held at Birkbeck College, London University. This will be a unique opportunity for graduate students and academics to follow a course of study with some of the great intellectuals of our time. The aim of the course is to foster exchange and debate and will consist of at least 6 modules over the two weeks, each convened by one of the participating academics. This course will not offer transfer of credits. Participating Academics will include:
  • Etienne Balibar - Concepts of the Transindividual: Can we reconcile the legacies of Spinoza, Marx, Freud, and how?
  • Drucilla Cornell - Socialist Futures
  • Costas Douzinas - The Left and Rights
  • Stephen Frosh - Relational ethics: A conversation between psychoanalysis and social theory?
  • Esther Leslie - The Political and the Arts
  • Jacqueline Rose - Psychoanalysis and the Polis
  • Slavoj Zizek - Hegel as a Critical Theorist

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