Spring Symposium

The Critical Theory Workshop has organized a Spring Symposium in Philadelphia with the transdisciplinary working group Theories of Counter-History / Counter-Histories of Theory, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. This is the first in a series of symposia planned for the coming years. Please find all of the details below.

Theories of Counter-History / Counter-Histories of Theory
2019 Spring Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania
April 26, 2019, 1-6 p.m, Room 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia
Organizers: Andrew Baird, Jennifer Ponce de León & Gabriel Rockhill
This event is free and open to the public

paris_inonde1910-ruejacobThe Theories of Counter-History / Counter-Histories of Theory working group is comprised of scholars in multiple fields who work at the intersections of theory and history. They are invested, in their diverse but overlapping projects, in both rethinking the historical formation of contemporary theory and re-theorizing history per se.

The spring symposium is an opportunity for members of the working group to present their current research projects in a rigorous and discussion-oriented format.

Provisory Program
Every presentation will include ample time for discussion and debate.

1-2:45 p.m.

Ethan Kleinberg and Gary Wilder in conversation with Warren Breckman, “The Role of Theory in Critical History: A Manifesto and Its Consequences”
Material for discussion:
Ethan Kleinberg, Joan Wallach Scott and Gary Wilder, “Theses on Theory and History

3-4:15 p.m.
Gabriel Rockhill, “From Counter-History to Subterranean History: The Aesthetics of Power in the Construction of French Theory”
Respondent: Jennifer Ponce de León

4:30-6 p.m.
Kristin Ross, “The Seventh Wonder of the ZAD”