Capitalism and Feminism: Federici’s Caliban and the Witch

Capitalism and Feminism Silvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation Every other Monday 6-8 pm At the Harold Washington Library On April 1st, we will be in the 6th floor SOUTH study room For all meetings after the 1st, we will be in the 6th floor NORTH study room Caliban…

Deleuze and Guattari: What is Philosophy?

D & G: What is Philosophy? Every other Monday from 6-8 pm At the Harold Washington Library We meet in the 6th Floor North Study Room “Deleuze and Guattari differentiate between philosophy, science, and the arts, seeing as means of confronting chaos, and challenge the common view that philosophy is an extension of logic. The…

What was the sublime? Miniseminar with Ian Balfour

Originally posted on InterCcECT:
Is the sublime so five minutes ago? So two centuries ago? This mini-seminar explores the extraordinarily discontinuous history of the category of the sublime and loaded examples of it proffered by theorists and critics, as well as how the sublime lines up, easily or not, with its aesthetic “others.” The point…

Accessible Badiou: Ethics

Reading Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil Every other Monday January 14th through March 11th 6-8 pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room   From Peter Hallward’s translator’s introduction to this essay: “Indeed for a general audience, and first published in a popular series of student-friendly engagements with major philosophical topics…

byways of transindividuation and intersection — InterCcECT

In this riven present, unilluminating debates about identity politics make an odd commons uniting the blogosphere, journalism, and academic theory. Cast some light on questions of subjectivity, structuration, and collective identities for our times with new theses from African-American Studies and Continental Philosophy: Jennifer Nash’s Black Feminism Reimagined and Jason Read’s The Politics of […] via…

Of Grammatology Part II

Join our discussion of Jacques Derrida’s Of Grammatology. We will continue our discussion by finishing part II. Critical Theory Chicago meets Mondays at the Harold Washington Library 6-8pm in the 6th floor north study room. Note: The library is closed Feb. 18th. We will be at Half Sour at Polk and Clark “The opposition of…

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Join us to discuss Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism (PDF). Critical Theory Chicago meets Mondays at the Harold Washington Library 6-8pm in the 6th floor north study room. “After 1989, capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. What effects has this “capitalist realism” had on work, culture, education and mental health? Is it…

Discussion: Derrida’s Of Grammatology

Of Grammatology Part I Chapter 3 “Of Grammatology as a Positive Science” Monday October 22nd 6-8pm Meeting at the Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room   Derrida. You know the name, but what can you say about this writer? If you would like to know more about Derrida’s work, join us for a…

What’s So Great About Democracy Anyway?

Democracy in What State? Reading: “From Democracy to Divine Violence” by Slavoj Zizek Monday October 22, 2018 6-8pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room   Democracy. What is it? Should we still care about it? This question was posed to the note-worthy thinkers in Democracy in What State? to address modern notions of…

Paris is Burning: Reading and a Screening

Saturday July 14th 6-9pm at Pro Musica “James Baldwin makes the point in The Fire Next Time that “people who cannot suffer can never grow up, can never discover who they are.” Without being sentimental about suffering, Dorian Carey urges all of us to break through denial, through the longing for an illusory star identity,…