Kent Summer School in Critical Theory

For PhD students and early career researchers from all critical disciplines. To be held 1 July to 12 July 2019 at the Paris Centre of the University of Kent, Reid Hall, Montparnasse.

[A]n intense and amazing experience of interdisciplinary formation

On behalf of the academic directors, welcome to the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory 2019. An initiative of the University of Kent, the KSSCT is supported by the Kent Law School and its interdisciplinary Centre for Critical Thought.

We are excited to announce that the school will run from 1 July to 12 July 2019 June at the Paris Centre of the University of Kent, Reid Hall, Montparnasse, and we are honoured that this year, Professor Alain Pottage (London School of Economics, UK) and Professor Sigrid Weigel (Research Centre for Literature Research (ZfL Berlin), Germany) will each lead an intensive two-week seminar.

The KSSCT now returns for its fourth year, in previous years having hosted intensive seminars from Professors Samantha Frost (Illinois, USA), Peter Goodrich (Cardozo, USA), James Martel (San Francisco), Davide Tarizzo (Salerno, Italy), Bernard Stiegler (IRI, Pompidou Centre, France), Timothy Campbell (Cornell, USA) and Patricia Williams (Columbia, USA), as well as guest lectures from Professors Davina Cooper, Geoffrey Bennington, Roberto Esposito and Iain MacKenzie. Full information about the 2015, 2016 and 2017 schools can be found in the archive links.

This year, we are excited to announce that the KSSCT space is expanding. In 2019, in addition to intensive seminars from Professors Pottage and Weigel, and the customary evening lectures and roundtables, we will also hold a Graduate Research Day on the weekend before the seminars commence. All KSSCT applicants and interested postgraduate researchers are invited to apply – for more details, please see the dedicated tab on this website.

We hope you will be able to join us in Paris this summer!

Maria Drakopoulou and Connal Parsley

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