Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism
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    Welcome: to the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

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    A vibrant intellectual community:

    A vibrant intellectual community

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    Advanced study in theoretical problems and practices :

    Advanced study in theoretical problems and practices



Speaker Series Presents

Upcoming visiting guest lecturers include Frances Dyson on "Sound, Sense and Sensing", Eric Cazdyn on "The Non-Coincidence of the Future", and many others.



The Centre sponsors a variety of seminars, conferences, publications and an active program of lectures and colloquia by both internal and external faculty.

The Theory Sessions Fall 2014

A forum for the exchange of ideas to promote interdisciplinary research in theory at the Centre and across campus. Vladimir Cristache on "The Glass Subject (Of Modernity): Walter Benjamin and The Photograph"

Featured Research


Uncertainty is Islam's 'sixth pillar'

Featured profile of Doctoral candidate Kamran Ahmed and other faculty and students at the Theory Centre conducting research in a number of interdisciplinary fields.
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Recent Publications

Monographs, essay collections, and recent journals articles by faculty and students at the Centre.


Recent Dissertations and Theses

William E. Rankin IV, Experiencing Nothing: Anxiety and the Philosophy of Alain Badiou

Christopher Langlois, Literature in the Archive of Terror: Badiou, Blanchot, Beckett

Grant Dempsey, Deleuze's Apocalypse

Kate Lawless, Preservationist Aesthetics: Memory, Trauma and the New Global Enclosures

Jonathan R. Fardy, A Photographer Develops: Reading Robinson, Rejlander, and Cameron

Christopher M. Bomba, Crossing the Law: Trans Activism, Aleatory Materialism, and the Analyst's Discourse

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