DirectorGabriel Rockhill <gabriel.rockhill@villanova.edu>
Co-responsible: Jan Spurk
Dates: July 4-22, 2016
Location: Sorbonne, 1 rue Victor Cousin, Paris, France
Languages: English and French (with English summary translations)
Eligibility: Open to anyone with the requisite background, including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, autodidacts and faculty
Program Fee: $475 (tenure-track or tenured faculty) / $300 (all others)
Accommodations: Participants are welcome to make their own arrangements or reserve a room at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (approximately $900 for 1 month)
Application Deadline: The application, which can be found here, is due on February 15

The Critical Theory Workshop does not follow the traditional structure of a course or a conference. Instead, it functions as a collaborative platform for the sharing and perfecting of autonomous research projects. It is comprised of four components:

  • Débats: invited speakers debate with the director on a common theme or question related to their research.
  • Recherche en cours: invited guests and the director discuss current or recently completed research projects.
  • Rencontres: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews regarding their work to date and their current projects.
  • Groupes de travail: the participants workshop their own research projects in consultation with other participants and in preparation for a final conference.

The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers from different horizons in order to cultivate productive debates around specific themes and issues. Invited guests for 2016 include Amy Allen*, Pierre-Antoine Chardel*, Souleymane Bachir Diagne*, Patricia Gherovici*, Vidya Kumar*, Domenico Losurdo*, Patrice Maniglier*, Jean-Michel Rabaté*, Julian Sempill*, Jan Spurk* and Ádám Takács*.

The informational flyer for 2016 is available for download here

The program flyer for 2016 is available for download here


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