Since its inception, the School of Criticism and Theory has been devoted to intensive intellectual inquiry and the vigorous exchange of ideas. Every summer, SCT assembles a faculty consisting of some of the most influential and original thinkers in the humanities and social sciences. The multi-layered dialogue that results, among both faculty and participants, is one of the hallmarks of SCT’s culture, attracting applicants from a range of academic disciplines and institutions. SCT also has a strong international component, with approximately one-quarter of the participants coming from outside the U.S.
In addition to the formal seminars and public lectures, SCT offers a steady fare of receptions and social events in which participants have the chance to interact more informally with each other and with the faculty.