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Summer School: Critical Theory
23 July @ 08:00 - 27 July @ 17:00
The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen invites
applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students for its first
Summer School in Critical Theory (July 23-27, 2018).
– Maeve Cooke (Dublin): “Radical Transformations of Self and Society:
Towards a Critical Theory of Protest and Resistance”
– Lars Rensmann (Groningen): “Revolt and Reification: Critical Theory
and the Study of Authoritarian Populism in the Global Age”
– Martin Saar (Frankfurt): “What is Social Philosophy?”
– Judith Vega (Groningen): “Spectatorship between Submission and Redemption”
– Titus Stahl (Groningen): “Ideology, Propaganda and Discursive Injustice”
Application deadline is April 15, 2018. For more information, see:
A detailed schedule will be announced on this website over the coming weeks.
Critical theory aims to develop a philosophical understanding and
evaluation of societal conflicts and contradictions. It maintains an
interdisciplinary research program, in methodological and thematic
respects . It engages not only with classic philosophy but also with
the social sciences, psychoanalysis and aesthetics. It combines
rigorous social analytics with normative goals. It aspires to expose
and understand the sources of social suffering.
The summer school will feature lectures by distinguished researchers in
contemporary critical theory, discussing their ongoing research
projects, and round-table workshops on selected classic texts as well
as discussions of student papers. You will get acquainted with the
social-philosophical methodology of critical theory and its analytical
approaches of politics and culture, specifically its studies of
political and social crisis, ideology, mass culture, and aesthetics.
Our discussions aim at inspiring new insights with social relevance.
Critical theory’s interdisciplinary engagement with philosophy will
allow you to develop fresh research angles.
Each day a keynote lecture will be held by an expert in the field.
Next, seminars will be held for discussions of key texts and the
keynote lectures. Participants are invited to present their own work;
separate seminars will be organized for discussing their papers. The
summer school aims at generating discussions among researchers at
various career stages.
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