Find out about our 2020 Summer Session here.

Applications will open on November 1.

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The School of Criticism and Theory was founded in 1976 by a group of leading literary scholars in the conviction that an understanding of theory is fundamental to humanistic studies.

Today, in an unparalleled summer campus experience, the SCT offers faculty members and advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences a chance to work with preeminent figures in critical thought — exploring debates in and across literary studies, political theory, history, philosophy, art, and anthropology; examining the role of ideological and cultural movements; and reassessing theoretical approaches that have emerged over the last fifty years.  Cornell also offers participants the resources of one of the great research libraries in the United States.

To explore our six-week program, click here.