Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

2014-2015 Speaker Series

Each year The Speaker Series brings in several visiting guest lecturers. Speakers over the years have included Jean Baudrillard, Lauren Berlant, Peter Brooks, Norman Bryson, David Carroll, Anthony Cascardi, Wlad Godzich, Jean-Joseph Goux, Elizabeth Grosz, N. Katherine Hayles, Linda Hutcheon, Martin Jay, Michael Hardt, Agnes Heller, Barbara Johnson, David Farrell Krell, Murray Krieger, Arthur Kroker, Dominick LaCapra, Jerome McGann, J. Hillis Miller, Chantal Mouffe, Christopher Norris, Mark Poster, Richard Rorty, Charles Scott, Thomas Sebeok, Kaja Silverman, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard Stiegler, Samuel Weber, Hayden White, Slavoj Žižek, and many others.

This year's speakers include:


Cary Wolfe

(Rice University)

Autoimmunity, Social Theory, and 'The Political’

April 2 @ 4:30pm
AHB 2R21



Richard Doyle

(Penn State University)

"By The Way, Which One's Pink? On the Minimal Conditions for a Transmission of Philip K. Dick's Valis Event(s)"


April 8 @ 12pm


Saree Makdisi


"Palestine and the Politics of Difference"

May 21, 2015

Past Speakers:

Gary Genosko
Discourse Is (Not) the Enemy: Félix Guattari and Pathic Understanding
March 19, 2015

David Ferris
Politics of the Useless: The Question of Art in Benjamin and Heidegger
March 5, 2015

Norman Franke
Chronotopoi of the Good Life: Bakhtin and Bloch on Goethe’s Bildungsroman and the Carnivalesque
March 3, 2015

Rosi Braidotti
Four Theses on Posthuman Feminism
February 6, 2015

Sean McGrath
Principles of Schellingian Analysis
February 5, 2015

Eric Cazdyn
The Non-Coincidence of the Future
November 27, 2014

Frances Dyson
Sound, Sense, and Sensing
November 11, 2014

Françoise Meltzer
The Ethics of Ruins: Berlin 1945
October 29, 2014

Andre Pietsch Lima
On creative processes (Simondon/Deleuze)
October 15, 2014

Nick Srnicek
The Eyes of the State
April 9, 2014

Alenka Zupančič
Power and Comedy
April 4, 2014

Claire Colebrook
Exceptional Disaster
March 26, 2014