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 once a month on Tuesdays at 4.30 PM in 209 Scheide Caldwell House. Join us!
Fall Term Meeting Dates:
- September 27th
- October 25th
- November 22nd
- December 20th
For more information, please contact: Candela Potente (email@example.com).
- 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)
- Fredric Jameson, The Political Unconscious. Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act
- Slavoj Žižek, Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out
- Reinhart Koselleck, Futures Past. On the Semantics of Historical Time (excerpts)
- Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Knowledge (excerpts)
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