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 Eric Cazdyn on "The Non-Coincidence of the Future", David Clark on "Goya's Scarcity", 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 and students.

The Theory Sessions Fall 2014

A forum for the exchange of ideas to promote interdisciplinary research in theory at the Centre and across campus. Nov. 28: Will Samson, On the ‘Neuro’ Turn in the Humanities: Naturalism, Hyper- Empiricism, and the Understanding.

Featured Research


Politics, Philosophy, and Punk

Featured profile of Master's candidate Katie Grant, and other students and faculty 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

Brett Mommersteeg, Space, Territory, Occupy: Towards a Non-Phenomenological Dwelling

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

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

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

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