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Annual Conference

Every year, during the spring semester, the certificate program holds an interdisciplinary conference devoted exclusively to Critical Theory and its practical applications. This conference has brought hundreds of scholars from around the world to present their research at the Graduate Center. Keynote Speakers have recently included Homi Bhabha (Harvard), Jonathan Culler (Cornell), Joshua Landy (Stanford), Rosalind Krauss (Columbia), D.A. Miller (Berkeley), and Martin Hägglund (Yale).

For more information on past Critical Theory conferences, please see the posters below. You may also click the links to view recordings of the keynote talks and to visit each conference’s website.

The fifth annual interdisciplinary conference on Critical Theory

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
May 5 & 6, 2016
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View the Videos:
Homi Bhabha
Edwin Frank
Translators' Roundtable


Thinking Serially
April 23 & 24, 2015
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View the video

Impression and Object
March 28, 2014
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The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
April 25 and 26, 2013
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View the video: Jonathan Culler

Principles of Uncertainty
May 4, 2012
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View the videos: Martin Hägglund Part I and Part II