The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Condemns the Violation of Democratic Norms of Governance and Academic Freedom at Boğaziçi University in Turkey

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The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) notes with great concern the ongoing coercion of universities in Turkey and condemns the recent appointment by midnight decree of a rector to Boğaziçi University against the will of the faculty and in violation of the university’s democratic practices. There is little doubt that the appointment on January 1, 2021 of Professor Melih Bulu is politically motivated. The new rector is affiliated with the ruling party, AKP, and neither the university administration nor faculty members were consulted concerning the nomination. Boğaziçi is a world-renowned university with a long history of autonomy. It …

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Call for Applications—International Critical Theory Summer School 2021, “Foundations of Solidarity”

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The call for applications for the Summer School on “Foundations of Solidarity” (July 5–9) is now open. Application deadline: March 8, 2021 Since 2017, the Critical Theory Summer School at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin takes place every year in collaboration with the New School for Social Research in New York and the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Each summer school takes up a topic that is central to Critical Theory, politically relevant and systematically promising. In addressing its themes, the summer school confronts the approaches specific to a Critical Theory of society in the Frankfurt School tradition with conceptually and …

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Chiasma: A Site for Thought Eighth Issue Call for Papers: Non/Non-being/Negativity

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Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its eighth issue, on theoretical and philosophical investigations on the ‘non.’ Considerations of the ‘non’ arise as a parados in Western philosophical inquiry as early as Plato’s Sophist, with the Eleatic Stranger’s account of non-being as the capacity for change in Being. Here, ‘non-being’ instigates a position as both negative and positive: both lack of being or nothing and the productive motor of being via becoming. More recent theoretical investigation has charged the ‘non’ as a fundamental and paradoxical attribute of being: seen in Gilles Deleuze’s non-being or ?being and Theodor Adorno’s …

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“Critique(s) of Violence” Online Event Series

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The Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, the Philosophy & Public Affairs Group, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA), and the Goethe-Institute Amsterdam invite you to three events of the series “Critique(s of Violence“: two evening lectures and one afternoon workshop. “For with mere life, the rule of law over the living ceases” – sacrificial partisanship Banu Bargu, Santa Cruz February 4th, 2021, 18.00 h Online, to receive the Zoom link, send an email to Daniel Loick, d.loick@uva.nl. Banu Bargu is Associate Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of …

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Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories Inaugural Issue Society Must Go On!

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The Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories inaugural issue, Society Must Go On! is out now and can be accessed here. Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories is an online platform of blog publications, created in 2020 by Asia Theories Network to curate and archive contributions from committed scholars and intellectuals from various Asian and related societies. The publication is semi-annual, with each issue consisting of several independent (or interdependent when deemed fit) sets of blogs. The contents discuss important socio-political, intellectual, and cultural events which demand engagements from the perspectives of critical theoretical thought. By featuring “archives” as well as …

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics Second Issue Call for Papers: Born In Flames

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Second Issue: Born In Flames This issue of Interfere Journal invites contributions in political theory that analyze transformation through crisis. Topics for consideration include but are not limited to: Apocalyptic and utopian imaginaries and speculations towards an otherwise Riots and revolutions  Inspirations and excavations from the past  The ‘stickiness’ of heteropatriarchal and white supremacist relations Alternative environmental knowledges and relations to land and resources. From Brazil’s wetlands to the Australian bush to the US west coast to the Arctic Circle, skies glow orange as the climate crisis burns. At the same time, the movement for Black lives sets light to …

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics Inaugural Issue Violence and Orders

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Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics is an international, open access and peer-reviewed journal run by the post-graduate community of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) in the School of Humanities at University of Brighton. Interfere publishes scholarly articles, interviews, dialogues, political reports and other forms of critical reflection offering a forum to critically analyse the politics of the present. For more information on Interfere, please visit the about page here.

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The Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory Edition 2021

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The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory announces their “Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory: Edition 2021” The outbreak of the pandemic has definitely challenged political imagination. The global spread of the coronavirus, enabled by dramatic changes in the relation between humans and nature, has disrupted forms of life and tested established notions in critical theory, as for instance biopolitics and globalization. The deep social and economic crisis brought about by Covid-19 has exacerbated inequalities and reshuffled economies of mobility and immobilities, with huge implications for labor and life. New boundaries have emerged, while hygienic-sanitary measures have …

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Neoliberalismo, elecciones en EEUU, fuerzas antidemocráticas y revueltas sociales

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Conversas Latino-Americanas 12 Nov. 20:00 (3 pm PST) Ciclo debates feministas Neoliberalismo, elecciones en EEUU, fuerzas anti-democráticas y revueltas sociales Wendy Brown, Filósofa y politóloga, University of California, Berkeley. Conversa con Verónica Gago. El Inst. Eqüit, junto a la Red de Género y Comercio, el GIIF – Grupo de Intervención Investigación Feminista – y con el apoyo del Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, lxs invita a participar del Ciclo de debates feministas Conversas Latino-americanas.

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Michael Walzer and Yanis Varufakis at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (IFDT) “Horizons of Freedom”

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The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory presents “Horizons of Freedom Zoom Seminar” from October 29th to 30th: Michael Walzer, Horizons of Freedom: On Political Action Thursday, October 29, 16:00 – 18:00 Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93531254887 Michael Walzer’s main recommendation in his book Political action: A practical Guide to Movement Politics to the engaged actors is to focus their attention on concrete issues and arguments and to acknowledge that this approach does not necessarily lead to grand theories of social change. However, his insights still escape the ever-increasing fragmentation of the public sphere generated by the various forms of neoliberal regimes. …

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