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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 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.


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

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