Here is the opening presentation that I gave at the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique in Paris on June 11, 2018, entitled “Radicalizing Critical Theory“:
Click here for the 2018 call for applications to the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique. The 2018 Workshop, directed by Gabriel Rockhill and supported by Villanova University’s Doctoral Program in Philosophy, will take place from June 11-29 at the EHESS in central Paris. It is open to graduate students and faculty, as well as advanced undergraduates, independent researchers, writers and artists.
The 2018 Workshop will be comprised of three interlocking components:
• “Débats”: invited speakers debate on a common theme or question.
• “Rencontres”: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
• “Groupes de travail”: the participants present and workshop their own research.
The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers from different horizons in order to cultivate productive debates around topical issues. Invited guests for 2018 thus far include Seloua Luste Boulbina, Eric Hazan, Jennifer Ponce de León and Delia Popa.
Here is a recently posted video from the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique 2017, in which I discuss my research on the CIA’s intellectual world war with Jennifer Ponce de León. Entitled “French Thought in Bad Company: The CIA’s Intellectual World War,” the conversation took place on July 3, 2017 at the EHESS in Paris.
The provisory program for the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique, which is an intensive research collaborative that I run in Paris over the summer, has been set. Click here to read in full. The list of invited guests includes Marielle Macé, Patrice Maniglier, Peter Skafish, Philippe Corcuff, Sophie Wahnich, Alice Canabate, Marie Goupy, Jennifer Ponce de León, Jean-François Bayart, Andrew Feenberg, Bernard Stiegler and Özgür Gürsoy. Participants in this year’s workshop come from approximately 12 different disciplines and 15 cultural backgrounds. Click here to read their profiles.
I am very grateful to Nathan Eckstrand and the APA Blog for the series of posts that they are currently running on the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, which is an intensive summer program I direct at the Sorbonne. The first post, an interview with me about the Workshop, is available here. Five other posts by the participants in CTW/ATC 2016 will be published in the coming weeks. Information about CTW/ATC 2017, which is administered by Villanova’s Philosophy Department, is available here.
All of the videos from the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique 2016 at the Sorbonne are now available here. Highlights include discussions with Amy Allen and Patricia Gherovici on psychoanalysis and social criticism, Domenico Losurdo on the counter-history of liberalism, and Souleymane Diagne and Amy Allen on global critical theory and decolonial thought. I also had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with Patrice Maniglier and Jean-Michel Rabaté on the future of Francophone theory, a debate with Adam Takacs regarding our research project on historical ontology, and a presentation with Pierre-Antoine Chardel of our book project Pour une socio-philosophie du monde actuel. Thank you to all of the guests and participants.
The 2016 Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique—an intensive, dual-language research program that I run at the Sorbonne—will begin in exactly one week. The program flyer with the primary events is available here. For more information about the CTW/ATC, which provides an international platform for interdisciplinary, comparative and engaged work in critical social theory, see the follow resources:
The official webpage is available here
You can follow the CTW/ATC on Facebook here
You can participate in the Facebook Group here
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