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Friday, April 22, 2022 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Ninth Annual Critical Theory Symposium: Critical Theory in a Pandemic

Attend in-person or via Zoom:

Mac’s Critical Theory Program is delighted to announce the ninth annual Critical Theory Symposium, long one of Mac’s most popular and widely attended intellectual events. We are glad to be back in-person this year!  This year’s theme is “Critical Theory in a Pandemic.”  Starting at 5:00 pm in the JBD Lecture Hall, the event features six short, experimental talks interrogating our past two years from varied Critical Theory perspectives.  A lively Q&A will follow the talks.

Immediately after the 5:00 to 6:30 pm event, attendees are warmly welcomed to join us for a dinner, catered by It’s Greek to Me.  This will be in the Olin-Rice Smail Gallery.

Six Short Experimental Talks:

“Interaction Ritual During a Plague: Dialectic or Schismogenesis?” Erik Davis (Religious Studies)

 “Hate in the Time of Corona,” A. Kiarina Kordela (German Studies)

“Who Needs Foucault’s Panopticon When You’re On Zoom?” David Chioni Moore (International Studies and English)

“Audio Virology and Affect Contagion,” Aram Kavoossi (Mac CT ’22)

 “Un-Commoning Knowledge: Expertise as Capital in the Age of the Virus,” David Martyn (German Studies)

"Eternal Recurrence and Covid Time," Hannah Kim (Philosophy)

Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Staff, Students

Sponsors: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Critical Theory, English, French and Francophone Studies, German and Russian Studies, International Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies

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


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