Critical Theory in a closing and violent world

The newly-funded ESRC SWDTP Standing Seminar in Critical Theory at Bath, with Bristol and Exeter Universities, is thrilled to announced their next event: 

‘Critical Theory in a closing and violent world’ on Wednesday the 15th of May, 5-7pm at the University of Bath (Room 5W 2.4). 

For this event, we are delighted to once more welcome John Holloway (Puebla), who will be joined by Werner Bonefeld (York), Ana Dinerstein and Theo Papadopoulos (Bath)

The panellists will bring critical theory to bear on a contemporary global panorama in which the legitimisation of violence, xenophobia, misogyny and racism takes on new and alarming power. What does it mean to speak of a closing world? What are its political implications and those, in turn, of open critique? What openings can critical theory forge in support of emancipatory politics and their horizons? 

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Critical Theory in a Closing and Violent World