2019 Session

2019 Session | Seminars & Mini-Seminars

The Program

In an intensive six-week course of study, faculty members and graduate students from around the world, in the humanities and social sciences, explore recent developments in critical theory. The 2019 Session is scheduled for June 16 – July 25.

Participants work with the SCT’s core faculty of distinguished scholars and theorists in one of four six-week seminars. Each faculty member offers, in addition, a public lecture and a colloquium (based on an original paper) which are attended by the entire group.

The program also includes mini-seminars taught by scholars who visit for shorter periods. Finally, throughout the six weeks, distinguished theorists visit the SCT as lecturers.

The 2019 Faculty

Six-Week Seminars

Linda Martín Alcoff – “Decolonizing Epistemology”
Cathy Caruth – “Rethinking Trauma Theory”
Niklaus Largier – “Figures of Possibility: Figuration, Imagination, and the Phenomenology of Rhetorical Effects”
Alexander G. Weheliye – “Black Life”


Robert Brandom – “Hegel and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity”
Daphne Brooks – “Black Sound & The Archive”
Rahel Jaeggi – “Crisis, Critique, and Materialism”
Dale Jamieson – “Love in a World of Skepticism and Irony”

Visiting Guest Lecturers

Jimena Canales – “Science and the History of Nonexistent Things”
David Damrosch – “World Literature in a Post-postcolonial Age: Problems of Language, Culture, and Politics”
Ankhi Mukherjee – “The Poverty of Philosophy”
Catharine Stimpson – “Decorum, Due Process, and Dereliction: Some Reflections on Title IX”