Centre for Critical Thought

Events

Centre for Critical Thought Conferences

Conference on 'Culture & Technics: The Politics of Simondon's Du Mode'
Date: 13-15 September 2018
Venue: University of Kent
More information can be found here

Conference on 'Comedy & Critical Thought: Laughter as Resistance?

Date: 3-4 May 2016
Venue: University of Kent
More information can be found here.

CCT Conference on Post-liberal Politics - Policy & Strategy
Date: 11-12 December 2014
Venue: Darwin Board room, Darwin College, University of Kent
Time: Thursday 11 December, 12.30-18.00; Friday 12 December, 09.00-18.00
More information can be found here.

CCT General Organology Conference
Date: 20-22 November 2014
Venue: Darwin Conference Suite, Darwin College, University of Kent
Time: Thursday 20th November, 08.30-18:10; Friday 21st November, 09:30-18.00 and Saturday 22nd November, 09.30-18.10
More information can be found here.

CCT Conference on Post-liberal Politics - Concepts & Ideas
Date: 23-24 June 2014
Venue: Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury campus
Time: Monday 23rd June 2014, 09:45-18:00 and Tuesday 24th June 2014, 09:30-14:00
More information can be found here.

Centre for Critical Thought Distinguished Lectures

Prof Nikolas Rose
Mental life in the metropolis: urban brains, urban lives and the embodiment of urbanicity
Date: 10 November 2014
Venue: Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 (KLT5)
Time: 5pm
Abstract

Lectures

Dr Steve Klee (University of Lincoln)
Title: ‘Realist Aesthetics Contra Rancière’
Venue: Darwin Lecture Theatre 2
Date and Time: Friday 1 December 2017, 17:00-18:30
Further details

Dr Sean Molloy (POLIR, University of Kent)
Title: ‘Removing the “The Foul Stain of Our Species”? Mankind, Providence and the Prospect of Salvation in Kant.’
Venue: Eliot Lecture Theatre 2
Date and Time: Thursday 23 November 2017, 17:00-18:30

Dr Philip Cunliffe (POLIR, University of Kent)
Title: "Reflections on Lenin and the Russian Revolution 100 years on"
Venue: Darwin Lecture Theatre 2
Date and Time: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 17:00-18:30

Dr Paul Auerbach (Reader in Economics at Kingston University)
Title: "Socialist optimism: an alternative political economy for the twenty-first century"
Venue: Grimond Lecture Theatre 3 (GLT3)
Date and Time: Thursday 30 March 2017, 17:00

Dr Juliet Rogers
(SSPS, University of Melbourne)
Title: "Of Hunger Strikes and Women: the importance of non-appearance in acts of resistance."
Venue: Darwin Seminar 1 (DS1)
Date and Time: Tuesday 9th December 2014, 17.00-20.00
Abstract

Seminars

The Future of Work seminar series
David Frayne (Cardiff University)
Title: ‘Capitalism and the Politics of Free-Time’
Venue, date and time: Monday 11 June 2018, 15:00-17:00, W1-SR6

The Future of Work seminar series
Valeria Graziano (Coventry University) and Kim Trogal (University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury)
Title: ‘On repair movements, domestic fantasies and antiwork politics?’
Venue, date and time: Thursday 22nd March 2018,17:00-19:00, RLT2

The Future of Work seminar series
Dawn Lyon (UoK)
Title: ‘Making a future that counts: Young people’s narratives of working futures in a post-industrial landscape.’
Venue, date and time: Wednesday 28th March 2018, 15:00-17:00, KS13

The Future of Work seminar series *CANCELLED*
David Frayne (Cardiff University)
Title: ‘Capitalism and the Politics of Free-Time’
Venue, date and time: Wednesday 9th May 2018, 15:00-17:00 W1-SR6

The Future of Work seminar series
David Bates (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Title: ‘Immaterial Labour, Exploitation and the Refusal of Work.’
Venue, date and time: Wednesday 16th May 2018. 15:00-17:00, W1-SR6

The Future of Work seminar series *CANCELLED*
Annalise Murgia (University of Leeds)
Title: ‘Experiencing Precariousness in the Hybrid Areas of Work: The Case of Italy.’
Venue, date and time: Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 17:00-19:00, RLT2

Dr Martin Crowley (Reader in Modern French Thought and Culture, University of Cambridge)
Title: 'Bernard Stiegler’s Automatic Politics’
Politics after Poststructuralism Seminar Series
Venue: Keynes seminar room 14
Date and Time: 10 March 2017, 5pm
Information and abstract

*THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY BAD WEATHER*
Dr Nick Srnicek (Lecturer in International Political Economy, City University of London)
Title: 'Platform Capitalism’
Politics after Poststructuralism Seminar Series
Venue: Keynes seminar room 17
Date and Time: 23 February 2017, 5pm
Information and abstract

Dr Sean Molloy
Title: 'God, Man and International Relations in Kant: Believing in The Possibility of Salvation'
CCT Research Seminar
Venue: Politics meeting room (Rutherford N4.N1)
Date and Time: 27 May 2015, 2pm
Paper

Dr Riccardo Baldissone
Title: 'Mystical bodies and bodies of law: On juridical theology and the (re)foundations of the West'
Joint KLS/CCT Seminar
Venue: Eliot Extension Rm 9
Date and Time: 17 December 2014, 1-2.30pm
Abstract

Ben Turner
‘Technicity and Community: Grammatization and the Organology of the Political’
Wednesday 10 December 2-3:30pm
Venue: Politics Meeting Room (Rutherford N4.N1)

Riccardo Baldissone
‘Otherwise than Identity: Furthering Nietzsche’s Radical Legacy’
Wednesday 26 November 2-3:30pm
Venue: Politics Meeting Room (Rutherford N4.N1)

Charles Devellennes
‘The politics of eighteenth-century Robinsonades. Technics and the fluyt in Bougainville’s voyage.’
Wednesday 5 November 2-3:30pm
Venue: RX12

Professor Desmond Manderson
Title: 'The Metastases of Myth: Legal Images as Transnational Phenomena'
Venue: EX8
Date and Time: 22 October 2014, 1-2.30pm, Open to CCT academic staff

Professor Desmond Manderson
PGR masterclass on theory and methods
Venue: PG study group room, KLS
Date and Time: 21 October 2014, 3-5pm, Open to CCT PGR students

CCT Agora meetings
Venue: GS7
Date and Time: Every Friday (Autumn term 2014) 4-5.30pm (except for weeks 4 and 11: 5-6.30pm), Open to all

Dimitra Kotouza
Title: 'Periodising post-war capitalism -- Constitutive temporalities and forms of subsumption'
Venue: tbc
Date and Time: tbc

Workshops

CCT Workshop on 'The Biopolitics of Race and Gender in Theory and Political Practice'
Venue: Darwin Board room
Date: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December 2015
Programme
Fore more information click here

The Exchange Workshop
Venue: Cornwallis North West seminar room 2
Date and Time: Friday 4 December 2015, 4-6pm
For more information click here

Organised by Nick Piska, Elizabeth Cowie and Alvise Sforza Tarabochia "(Re-)Producing Legal and Medical Cases": screening and discussion of René Allio's "I, Pierre Rivière"
Venue: MarLT2
Date and Time: Wednesday 11th December 2013, 16:00 - 19:00

European Theatre Studies Network and CCT 'The Dramaturgy of the European Crisis'
Hans-Thies Lehmann, Eleni Varopoulou, Marilena Zaroulia, Betina Panagiotara, Philip Hager
Venue: Marlowe LT2
Date and Time: Friday 15th November 2013, 2-5pm

Roundtables

Edlira Mandis, Judith Bovensiepen, Francesco Capello, Iain MacKenzie
Title: 'On Relations'
Venue: Cornwallis North East Seminar 2
Date and Time: Tuesday 3rd December 2013, 2-4pm

Reading Groups

Centre for Critical Thought Reading Group - Autumn term 2014: Mondays, 5-6.30pm in Rutherford N4.N1, All welcome. Contact Dr Charles Devellennes to be added to the mailing list.

Philosophy Reading Group - Contact Professor Sean Sayers to be added to the mailing list.

Deleuze and Guattari Reading Group, every Wednesday during the 2015 Summer vacation, 3.30-5pm, Rutherford W4.N1- Contact Chris Henry for futher information.

Other Events

Public debate - 'Democracy and the Common Good: What do we Value?'
Date, time and venue: Monday 19 March 2018, 6.45pm, St Paul's Cathedral, London
More information and to sign up for the event visit the eventbrite page

'Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution 1917-2017' book launch (Dr Philip Cunliffe)
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Venue: Keynes Seminar Room 17
Time: 6pm
More information on the event is available here.

CCT Work in Progress sessions (WiPs)

Dates: 11 October 2017 (week 3); 25 October 2017 (week 5); 8 November 2017 (week 7); 21 November 2017 (week 9); 6 December 2017 (week 11)
Venue: TSR2 (Templeman Library Seminar Room 2) except 21 November 2017 (week 9) when the venue is W1-SR6 (Woolf seminar room 6)
Time: 3.30-5pm (weeks 3 and 5); 1.30-3pm (week 7); 4-6pm (week 9); 2.30-4pm (week 11);

'Marxism, Religion and Ideology: Themes from David McLellan' book launch
Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015
Venue: Grimond Lecture Theatre 3
Time: 2-4pm
More information on the event is available here.

Blue Labour strategy day
Date: 28 July 2015
Venue: Darwin Board room, Darwin College, University of Kent
Time: 10am-5.30pm
More information on the event is avavailable here.
Programme
List of participants

One day event at the House of Lords - 'Election Blues: Why Labour lost, what it is for and how it can win again'
Date: 25 June 2015
Venue: House of Lords, Committee Room 2
Time: 11am-6pm
More information on the event is avavailable here.
Invitation flyer available to dowload here.
Programme
List of panellists

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