The Theory Reading Group at Princeton University
The Theory Reading Group is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students, faculty and researchers to discuss topics in contemporary theory and to critically engage with present-day debates. Our subject matter ranges from metaphysics, political theory and aesthetics, to Marxist theory, architecture and psychoanalysis. The goal of this forum is to develop an interdisciplinary discussion and produce a unique venue for colleagues across the Humanities to cultivate theoretical tools for their own work and thought. Poster
We meet the third Monday of every month at 5.30 pm in 209 Scheide Caldwell House. Join us!
Spring 2016 Meeting Dates:
- February 15th
- March 21st
- April 18th
- May 16th
For more information, please contact: Candela Potente (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Theory Reading Group Colloquium: Theory, Translation, Universality (April 2014)
- Radical Thought on the Margins II (October, 2013 - Cornell University)
- Radical Thought on the Margins (May 2013)
Keynote Speaker - John Holloway (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla)
- Actuality and the Idea (May, 2012)
Keynote Speaker - Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)
2013 - 2014
Peggy Kamuf, To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derrida
Peter Thomas, The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism
Jacques Lezra, Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic
Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism
Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism
Jacques Derrida, Monolingualism of the Other, or, the Prosthesis of Origin
Étienne Balibar, "Sub specie universitatis," "On Universalism," "Ambiguous Universality"
Richard Calichman, Contemporary Japanese Thought
Lisa Lowe, "Work, Immigration, Gender: New Subjects of Cultural Politics"
Anthony Bogues, "And What about the Human?: Freedom, Human Emancipation, and the Radical Imagination"
Walter Mignolo, "The Zapatistas's Theoretical Revolution: Its Historical, Ethical, and Political Consequences"
Rodolfo Kusch, Indigenous and Popular Thinking in América
John Holloway, Crack Capitalism
Alain Badiou, Philosophy for Militants
Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud
2011 - 2012
Alberto Toscano, Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea
Judith Butler, Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?
Marina Sitrin, Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina
Sylvere Lotringer and Christian Marazzi, Autonomia: Post-political Politics