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Friday, April 16, 2021 | 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

8th Annual Critical Theory Symposium

 After last year's cancellation due to the pandemic, the Critical Theory Symposium is coming back this spring! Mark your calendars:

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 4:45pm CST.

Note that you have to pre-register in order to receive the zoom link:


This year's symposium—Island: An Image as Philosophy—focuses on the practice of engaging images as philosophy, which our speakers will showcase through the specific image of the island.  We are honored to have as our speakers professors Joëlle Vitiello (French and Francophone Studies)—an established scholar of, among others, Caribbean literature and culture—and Brad Stiffler (Media and Cultural Studies)—a Mac alumnus and promising cultural theorist, including of punk subculture. 

Graduating CT concentrators will be acknowledged at the beginning of the event.  As usual, we are planning on a long Q&A, even if this year each of us will have to rely on our own food and drinks (boo-hoo…). 

For more information please see the attached flyer—and distribute/post on your favorite social media so as to invite your students, peers, alumni, friends, and anybody you think would be interested in the event!

We are thankful to our generous speakers and to all faculty and students who make the annual CT symposium and generally the CT concentration possible.

Looking forward to seeing you all on at the symposium!

Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Staff, Students

Admission: Free

Sponsors: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Critical Theory, English, French and Francophone Studies, German and Russian Studies, International Studies, Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC), Media and Cultural Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies

Listed under: Alumni Events, Campus Events, Featured Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers