Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Reading Groups

Reading groups are an important part of the research-friendly environment fostered by the Theory Centre. Often founded by graduate students, reading groups are one of the means by which Masters and Doctoral students are fully integrated into the research culture of the program. Reading groups focus on the dissemination of new research through meetings and discussion groups, and include:

Creative Writing Workshop

The Graduate Creative Writing Workshop group is currently run as a joint effort of students from English and the Centre for Theory and Criticism, but graduate students from any discipline are welcome. The group's goal is to give students otherwise embroiled in academic coursework a chance to write creatively and have their work read and discussed by some of their colleagues. So far in the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years we have workshopped everything from lyric poetry to experimental forms to short fiction. Contact John Nyman at jnyman3@uwo.ca. The group has also produced limited-run chapbooks showcasing work from the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 years; copies are available for perusal at the Centre for Theory and Criticism office/library for anyone interested.

Marx Reading Group

Specifically, we will cover the selection of readings required as a prerequisite for Autonomism, Communisation, Accelarationism (THEOCRIT 9673). This will cover chapters 1-5 and 25 from Capital Volume 1 as well a selection from the Grundrisse.

The reading group starts at 3:00pm on Fridays and all students are welcome, including those not studying with the centre (FIMS comes to mind). I highly encourage anyone who is interested to contact me at t.c.sutton.89@gmail.com