Critical Temporalities

March 24, 2023

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  • FWF - Austrian Science Fund


McGill University
University of Vienna
University of Vienna
Loyola University, Chicago


New School for Social Research
École Normale Supérieure
University of Vienna

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Critical Temporalities Workshop, 

24/03/2023, online, 9 am EDT / 2 pm CET 

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This event invites interested researchers to collectively reflect on the relationship between critique and time. Special attention shall be paid to current critical phenomenological approaches. We are particularly interested in fostering international dialogue around the following questions:  

Can an investigation of time and temporality offer tools for formulating pertinent critique?

What tools does critical phenomenology have to offer for investigating time and temporality?

How can we conceive of the past in a critical way?

What role can decolonial approaches play for such reflective work?

What is the temporality of critique itself?

Is critical thinking set in the present only, describing a problematic status quo, or is it apt to foster a better future?

How and to what extent can temporality be thought of in plural terms, and what implications follow from this conceptualisation?

Following the last question, what different modes of perception of time and temporality need articulation, specifically when considering categories such as class, gender and race?

What makes the time we live in a critical time and what conceptual and political tasks follow from this?

Finally, what is the relationship between affect, repetition and transformation? Links to themes such as trauma and nostalgia are more than welcome.

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