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 …

Centre for Critical Theory Research Seminar: Is There a Transnational Queer Studies?

Speaker: Professor Donald Hall (Lehigh University) Time: 4:00 pm, Monday 6 July Place: A3 Highfield House Chaired by Dr Hongwei Bao, Centre for Critical Theory Since its birth in the early 1990s, queer theory and queer studies have circulated globally, by way of conferences, internationally influential essays and books, and other flows of scholarly information. …

Critical Autism Forum Launch Weekend Report

The 29 and 30 November saw the launch of the Critical Autism Forum with a special film screening and linked workshop. Tom Harding provides a brief report of the weekend’s events.

Call for Papers – Time Served: Discipline and Punish 40 years on (11-12 September 2015, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, UK)

40 years after it was first published in French, the impact of Michel Foucault’s seminal text Discipline and Punish on theories of incarceration, discipline and power remains largely unchallenged. The aim of this conference is to revisit the text in light of the past four decades of penal developments, public debate and social consciousness on …

‘Other Voices’ – Nottingham Autism Film Screening with Director Q&A – 29 November

‘Other Voices: A Different Outlook on Autism’ – Film Screening with Director Q&A – Nottingham Lakeside Arts – 29 November, 18:15

CCT Visiting Speaker Series: Dr. Cohen Tan

The Philosophy of Emptiness: On Buddhist Two-Truths. Dr. Cohen Tan, Assistant Professor at the School of International Communications (UNNC). 17:00 Wednesday 12th Feb., Room A39, Clive Granger Building.

Deconstructing Transitional Justice: Opening a New Space for Critique?

In her article titled simply Deconstructing Transitional Justice, Catherine Turner notes ‘the rise of transitional justice has been stellar, but it is a field in which theory has failed to keep pace… while there has been significant critical engagement with the requirements of transition… this critique has focused on the need to ensure a more …

Free Book! Badiou in Jamaica: The Politics of Conflict

As promised in an earlier post, here I am blowing my own trumpet! My book, Badiou in Jamaica: The Politics of Conflict is finally out. I went with Re.Press because they are an Open Access publisher committed to enabling intellectual work at a distance from the market logics increasingly dominating even academic publishing. In other words, …

Critical Theory Meets Science & Technology Studies

Last week I got invited to give a talk by the University of Nottingham Institute for Science and Society.  As well as really enjoying it and meeting some great people, I got asked some interesting questions that made me think about different elements of my research: particularly issues surrounding potential incompatibilities between policy and activism. …

In Formation: Reading Group on the Kilburn Manifesto

Hi All, I’m forwarding a message from Professor Stephen Legg over in Geography who, with others, is organising a reading group in response to the ‘Kilburn Manifesto‘ you may have seen mentioned in the Guardian. It’s a timely and much-needed attempt to think through and take seriously alternatives to the neoliberal consensus that is allowing …