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CRITIQUE Virtual Roundtable International Relations in a Post-Truth World – 6 October 2021, 3pm

Event co-hosted with Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), SKAPE, CeSeR Questions of truth and expertise are at the forefront of global political debates, such that it is common to speak of a ‘post-truth’ world and a backlash against ‘expert’ knowledge. From Brexit to climate change, from the Syrian civil war to Covid-19, […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Lecture Climate Crisis, Institutional Denial and a Global Constitutional Convention for the Future with Stephen Gardiner (Washington) – 15 September 2021, 3 pm

In this virtual CRITIQUE Lecture Professor Stephen Gardiner starts from the assumption that we have reached crunch time for the climate and that this profound ethical challenge demands new institutions to address it. He invites us to consider a democratic possibility: that humanity should hold a global constitutional convention, akin […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Author-Meets-Critics Immigration and Freedom with Chandran Kukathas (Singapore Management University) – 17 June 2021, noon

A virtual CRITIQUE Author-Meets-Critics on Chandran Kukathas’ Immigration and Freedom (Princeton University Press, 2021). Immigration is often seen as a danger to western liberal democracies because it threatens to undermine their fundamental values, most notably freedom and national self-determination. In this book, however, Chandran Kukathas argues that the greater threat […]

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CRITIQUE Lecture Healthcare as a Site of Citizen-Subjectivity: Vulnerability, Resistance, Awakening with Sara Rushing (Montana State), 12 May 2021, 4 pm

This CRITIQUE LECTURE will draw on Sara Rushing’s recent book, The Virtues of Vulnerability, to discuss how what she calls “citizen-subjectivity” can be produced within contexts of bodily vulnerability, particularly within mainstream healthcare in the United States, or within what Foucault called “the clinic.” Under relational and collaborative conditions defined […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Author-Meets-Critics (Co-sponsored with RaceED) on Dreamworlds of Race, with Duncan Bell (Cambridge) – 28 April 2021, 3 pm

A Virtual Author Meets Critics with Professor Duncan Bell, Cambridge University. Co-sponsored with RaceED. Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, […]

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CRITIQUE Lecture Find Our Mothers: Chantal Akerman’s Camerawork as Motherwork, with Lori Marso (Union College) – 14 April 2021, 3 pm

In Jeanne Dielman (1975), From the Other Side (2002) and No Home Movie (2015), Belgian/French filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s camera does motherwork by creating spaces where characters and spectators encounter, hold, and work through discomforting feelings, events, and fantasies.  Informed by black feminist thinking on motherwork and fabulation, I explore how Akerman’s films acknowledge harmful fantasies and norms that structure the way we identify mothers, while also creating cinematic spaces where new practices of mothering and motherwork can be experienced and imagined.  Reading Akerman’s […]

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CRITIQUE Professional Development Series Publish Your Dissertation with Nicola Ramsey, Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press – 10 March 2021, 10 am

Nicola Ramsey is the Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press, as well as the publisher for EUP’s highly-regarded Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies list. She has worked in the academic publishing industry for over 20 years, and is joining us to share ideas about getting a PhD thesis published […]

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