Recent Critical Theory

This working group focuses each term on the work of a single author (or coauthor collaboration) within contemporary critical theory and related fields. We meet several times per semester for close-reading discussion of texts and for more wide-ranging conversation about how selected work relates to broader developments in the arts, humanities, and social theory. The selection of texts and authors is designed to coordinate with the new intensive critical theory guest lecture / seminar program hosted by the German Department in conjunction with the WHC.