Toxic Positivity in the University – Second Speaker: Dr Jamie Woodcock (16th May)

Please do join us for the second instalment of the Centre for Critical Theory’s ‘Toxic Positivity in the University‘ series which is taking place next week. Dr Jamie Woodcock (University of Oxford) is a sociologist of work who focuses on digital labour, the gig economy and resistance. At 5pm in room A46 of the Trent Building, on …

Fascism and Crisis: Workshop with Alberto Toscano (Thursday 2nd May at 1pm)

Dear All, Please do join us for this timely and important event this week, in which we will try to think through responses to the rise of the alt-right … FASCISM AND CRISIS Workshop with Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths) Date: Thursday 2 May, 1 – 4 pm Venue: A19 Trent Building, University of Nottingham Description: The recent …

Toxic Positivity in the University – First Speaker Dr Jana Bacevic (24th April)

This should be of interest to just about everyone reading this blog since it addresses the changing nature of the university and the increasingly precarious nature of academic labour. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible, and at the subsequent events around this theme … Toxic Positivity in the …

Will McCrory: Placement at Nottingham Contemporary

My name is Will McCrory and I’m a third year PhD candidate in The Centre for Critical Theory and my research focuses on post-Independence Indian Modernism. I recently started a three-month M4C placement with Nottingham Contemporary’s Public Programme team. From the start of my PhD I knew I wanted to take a placement with one …

New Lacanian School Congress in Dublin

Hi All, Some of you, especially those of you coming along to the Lacan Study Group, should be interested in this. It’s the annual congress of the New Lacanian School which is happening on the 2nd and 3rd of July. Last year it was in Geneva, but this year it is closer to home, in James …

Walter Benjamin and the Unclaimed Present

Increasingly a veteran blogger for us, here’s MA student Max Bacharach reflecting on Benjamin’s ongoing relevance …. Walter Benjamin’s enduring, if not growing, appeal, his relevance to many of today’s Big Questions, and the steady stream of literature attributed to, and focused on, him – Verso alone have published two recent editions, with another due …

Funding for MAs in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

We are very pleased to be able to announce funding possibilities relevant to the MA in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. About the MA This dynamic and interdisciplinary programme will give you a comprehensive introduction to the critical tradition that shapes today’s human and social sciences, as well as the opportunity to apply theories to contemporary cultural, social and …