2021 Events

  • Conversation on Memory and Autobiography: Explorations at the Limits

    Leonor Arfuch (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Jordana Blejmar (University of Liverpool, UK), Leigh Gilmore (Ohio State University/Brown University), moderated by Michael Lazzara (UC Davis)

    • 04 June, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Online
  • Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs for a virtual event in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. Memory and Autobiography, a conversation with the author Leonor Arfuch (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Jordana Blejmar (University of Liverpool, UK), and Leigh Gilmore (Ohio State University/Brown University), moderated by Michael Lazzara (UC Davis). […]

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  • Natalie Diaz and Ailton Krenak: On Borderlands

    Natalie Diaz, Ailton Krenak, moderated by Natalia Brizuela, Beth H. Piatote

    • 21 May, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    • Online
  • Register here to receive a personalized Zoom link to join the webinar.

    Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs for the virtual event “Natalie Diaz and Ailton Krenak: On Borderlands.”

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  • Jack Halberstam an Aesthetics of Collapse

    Jack Halberstam (Professor of Gender Studies and English, Columbia University)

    • 10 May, 2021, 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Alvin Baltrop, an African American photographer, has been celebrated for his images of gay men cruising on New York City’s West Side Piers in the 1980s. But Baltrop left an archive that, when examined closely, actually offers an aesthetics of collapse. Baltrop’s gorgeous imagery of collapse orients us away from queer bodies—vehicles for current configurations […]

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  • The House as a Laboratory of Capital: Finance, Housing, and Territory

    Luci Cavallero, Grupo de Investigación e Intervención Feminista, Universidad de Buenos Aires; ICCTP
    Verónica Gago, Grupo de Investigación e Intervención Feminista, Universidad de Buenos Aires; ICCTP
    Raquel Rolnik, LabCidade, Universidade de São Paulo
    Paula Santoro, LabCidade, Universidade de São Paulo
    Moderated by Natalia Brizuela, ICCTP, UC Berkeley

    • 30 April, 2021, 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Online
  • Register here to receive a personalized Zoom link to join the webinar.

    Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs for the virtual event “The House as a Laboratory of Capital: Finance, Housing, and Territory.

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  • CONVERSATION ON Colonial Trauma

    Karima Lazali (Psychoanalyst, Algeria and France), Ranjana Khanna (Duke University), Stefania Pandolfo (UC Berkeley), Felwine Sarr (Duke University), moderated by Natalia Brizuela (UC Berkeley)

    • 02 April, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Online
  • Register here to receive a personalized Zoom link to join the webinar.

    Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs for a virtual event in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series.

    Colonial Trauma, a conversation with the author Karima Lazali (Psychoanalyst, Algeria and France), Ranjana Khanna (Duke University), Stefania Pandolfo (UC Berkeley), Felwine Sarr (Duke University), moderated by Natalia Brizuela (UC Berkeley).

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  • Seminar/Conversation with Peter E. Gordon on “Adorno, Negativity, and Normativity”—Including a Discussion of the “Meditations on Metaphysics” section of Adorno’s book Negative Dialectics (1966)

    Peter E. Gordon, Amabel B. James Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University; Martin Jay, UC Berkeley (History; Program in Critical Theory); Pardis Dabashi, University of Nevada, Reno (English); and Robert Kaufman, UC Berkeley (Comparative Literature; Program in Critical Theory)

    • 16 March, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Online
  • Please join The Program in Critical Theory as it presents Professor Peter E. Gordon of Harvard University in conversation with Martin Jay, UC Berkeley (History; Program in Critical Theory), Pardis Dabashi, University of Nevada, Reno (English), and Robert Kaufman, UC Berkeley (Comparative Literature; Program in Critical Theory). After presentations and colloquy among the panelists, discussion will open to attendees. Those attending are asked to read the “Meditations on Metaphysics” section of Adorno’s Negative Dialectics.

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  • A Precarious Happiness: Adorno on Negativity and Normativity

    Peter E. Gordon, Amabel B. James Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

    • 15 March, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Online
  • It is a commonplace view that Adorno subscribes to a doctrine of “epistemic negativism,” or “austere negativism.” On this interpretation, Adorno denies that we can have any knowledge of the good, since our society is wholly false. Gordon’s talk offers, first, some arguments against this commonplace reading of Adorno’s work and, second, proposes an alternative explanation for the normativity that underwrites his criticism.

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  • The Arts Research Center Presents “emerge/ncy [maps]: poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez”

    Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez

    • 23 February, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Online
  • The Arts Research Center Presents “emerge/ncy [maps]: poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez.”

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  • Townsend Center for the Humanities Berkeley Book Chats, Under the Dome: Walks with Paul Celan by Jean Daive

    Robert Kaufman (Comparative Literature), Philip Gerard (PhD Comparative Literature), and Ann Smock (French)

    • 17 February, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Online
  • The Townsend Center for the Humanities presents “Under the Dome: Walks with Paul Celan by Jean Daive,” a Berkeley Book Chats event.

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  • Designated Emphasis Virtual Open House

    • 16 February, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Online
  • Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley PhD students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend.

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  • Conversation on Doing Justice

    Pablo Oyarzún (University of Chile), Julia Ng (Goldsmiths, University of London), Paul North (Yale University), M. Ty (University of Madison, Wisconsin), moderated by Jacques Lezra (UC Riverside)

    • 29 January, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Online
  • Register here to receive a personalized Zoom link to join the webinar. Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs for a virtual event in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. Doing Justice, a conversation with the author Pablo Oyarzún (University of Chile), Julia Ng (Goldsmiths, University of London), Paul North (Yale University), […]

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  • The “Adorno and Identity” Seminars

    • 29 January 2021 -
    • Online
  • Recurring Event: January 29, 2021 – April 23, 2021
    Online

    Princeton University’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM), Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, and UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric present “The ‘Adorno and Identity’ Seminars.”

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