CFP: Critical Theory Working Groups, 2018-2019

The Program in Critical Theory is now accepting proposals for working groups for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Topics of recent working groups have included Max Weber, Animal Futures, Critical Vitalisms, Critical Theory in Times of Crisis, and, most recently, Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition Building.

For the coming year, we are asking that working groups include graduate students and at least one faculty member. Groups should be initiated and led by graduate students, but supported and guided by faculty. The working groups should privilege shared reading and reflection. Participation in working groups is open to all CT students and affiliated faculty.  Various formats are welcome. We encourage projects originating across the range of the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including those that are interdisciplinary in nature.

If you would like to organize a working group, please send a brief description (up to 250 words) of the topic, shape, leadership (at least one grad student and one faculty member) and preferred duration (one or two semesters) of your activities to critical_theory@berkeley.edu by Thursday, May 3. Only submissions from current Critical Theory faculty or Designated Emphasis students will be accepted for consideration.

The Program in Critical Theory will help 2018-2019 working groups with modest funding, logistical support, and publicity.