Reading group - Contemporary critical theory: What is it? What's it for?

Date & time

5–6.30pm Wednesday 15 August 2018


Graduate Student Lounge

University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, The Australian National University


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Robyn Ferrell

Presented by The Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities

Reading Group
Reading group

We are lucky to have Jean-Philippe Deranty, the editor of this exchange published in 2016 with Columbia University Press and the author of an earlier chapter we have read on critical theory, taking part in our discussion. A/Prof Deranty, based at Macquarie University, has a long association with both these theorists.

This reading group, convened by author and philosopher of aesthetics Robyn Ferrell, now an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, will excavate the history of critical theory from Benjamin and Adorno, with a focus on theoretical work by leading figures in recent years and on contemporary issues of the most urgent importance. 

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