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Thursday, January 24

"Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow," Audra Simpson (Columbia), Nicholson Distinguished Scholar Lecture

In what world do we imagine the past to be settled in light of its refusal to perish and allow things to start over anew? What are the conditions that make for this imagining, this...

Friday, January 25

Faculty-Graduate Seminar with Nicholson Distinguished Scholar Audra Simpson (Columbia)

To register for this event and access the related readings, please email Sarah Richter (unitra.sarah@gmail.com) or Alyssa Bralower (unitra.alyssa@gmail.com).

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Nicholas Estes (U of New Mexico) on Indigenous Studies

On October 30, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory hosted a lecture by Nicholas Estes ( University of New Mexico) entitled “”Indigenous Studies: As Radical as Reality Itself” as part of the Fall 2018 Modern and Critical Theory Lecture Series.

 
 

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Affiliated Courses

Unit-affiliated graduate courses, are open to graduate students in all departments and programs, and have a significant theoretical and interdisciplinary component. They can also be used to complete course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series

The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory will offer a series of public lectures on the history of critical theory. These lectures, each of which will be followed by open discussion, will take place every Fall semester, on Tuesdays, from 5:15-6:45 pm.

Radical ColLabs

In recent years, the Unit's boldest experiments in theory and interdisciplinarity have emerged from Radical Collaboratives (Radical ColLabs) formed to address major questions such as climate change, technocultural futurisms, the non-human turn, and global threats to free speech. The collaboratives, which bring together Unit faculty and students from the humanities, social sciences, arts, and sciences, have opened up new fields of inquiry, revised interdisciplinary research models, and invented new event formats.

 

 

News

On October 30, 2018, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory hosted a lecture by Nicholas Estes (U of New Mexico) entitled “Indigenous Studies: As Radical as Reality Itself” as part of the Fall 2018 Modern and Critical Theory Lecture Series. This recorded lecture is now available here on our website.

 

On October 30, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory hosted a lecture by Nicholas Estes ( University of New Mexico) entitled “”Indigenous Studies: As Radical as Reality Itself” as part of the Fall 2018 Modern and Critical Theory Lecture Series. Helen Makhdoumian's (English) response is now live on Kritik. As always, we welcome your comments. 

On October 16 the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory hosted a lecture by Shona Jackson entitled “Postcolonial Theory, Sort of, Not Really, Maybe Not at All” as part of the Fall 2018 Modern and Critical Theory Lecture Series. Md Alamgir Hossain's (English) response is now live on KritikAs always, we welcome your comments.