Critical Theory Workshop Summer Program in Paris

June 29, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Paris France

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The Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique summer school is an intensive research program whose primary objective is to provide an international forum for trans-disciplinary and comparative work in critical social theory, in the most expansive sense of the term. Participants are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world and beyond. Special attention is paid to traditions of thought that have been excluded from the academy, including Marxism, anarchism, the black radical tradition, anticolonial theory, anti-capitalist feminism and radical ecological thought.

The Workshop, which takes place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in central Paris, does not follow the traditional structure of a course. It is comprised of three interlocking components:

  • Débats: invited speakers participate in a debates on a common theme or current research.
  • Rencontres: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
  • Groupes de travail: the participants present and workshop their own research, which leads up to a final conference.

The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers in order to cultivate productive debates on topical and pressing issues.

Guest speakers for the 2020 program include Timothy Bewes, Christine Delphy, Jennifer Ponce de León, Gabriel Rockhill, Julian Sempill, Massimiliano TombaAntonio Vázquez-Arroyo, and others.

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March 15, 2020, 9:00am CET

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