Research at the Centre focuses on the work of such movements as Deconstruction, Social and Political Thought, Continental Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Visual Culture, Marxist Theory, Post-Humanist Theory, Linguistics and Rhetorical Theory, 18th & 19th Century Philosophy and History of Thought. More broadly, it is concerned with the questions raised by these movements, and with constructing a dialogue both between theory and its history and between the disciplines or discourses that have contributed to contemporary theory. 


Featured Research

Faculty and students at the Theory Centre conduct research in a number of interdisciplinary fields. Learn More


Faculty Bookshelf

See what faculty have been up to with this listing of new and forthcoming publications. Learn More



Home to some of the most vital and innovative research in its' participating units, core faculty and graduate students of the Theory Centre have published monographs with major academic presses and articles in top-tier academic journals. Learn More

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Reading Groups

Often founded by students, reading groups are an important part of the research-friendly environment fostered by the Theory Centre. Learn More



More than 150 Master's and PhD students have successfully completed the program of Theory and Criticism since its inception. Learn More