Pages containing 'critical theory'

Dialogic Ethnographies

Applying Bakhtinian and post-Bakhtinian literary theories to ethnographic methodology, writing, ethics, and archival practice.

The Dialogic Ethnographies Working Group applies Bakhtinian and post-Bakhtinian literary theories to ethnographic methodology, writing, ethics, and archival practice. We take as our grounding assumption that interlocutors in the field — formerly known as informants — as partners in creating ethnographic knowledge.

Critical Black Fabulation: Gender, Genre, Aesthetics

The Critical Black Fabulation (CBF) working group considers how black cultural producers have reimagined the past and reimagined the present.

The Critical Black Fabulation (CBF) working group considers how black cultural producers have reimagined and revised the past, staging alternative futures and possibilities for the present. Critical Black Fabulation meets periodically to discuss selected reading and members work, and brings in guest scholars and artists from around the world.

Comparative Media Studies Working Group

Considering comparative analyses of forms, genres, and concepts of “media” to challenge the categorization of “media” as a branch of film.

The Comparative Media Studies Working Group interrogates different forms, genres, and concepts of “media,” with particular attention to transnational circulation and regional specificity. This working group’s aim is to challenge the predominant categorization and definition of “media” as a branch of film, communications, or new media studies. The Comparative Media Working Group aims to contextualize and historicize “media” and to compare media arts, forms, and practices without privileging specific media objects.

Intellectual History and Theory

Uniting fifty students from over eleven departments to form a scholarly community interested in the subjects and methods of intellectual history.

The Intellectual History and Theory Working Group brings together a scholarly community interested in the subjects and methods of intellectual history for regular, sustained engagement with current research. The group engages current scholarship in three ways: First, it hosts lectures that feature the latest research of local and visiting faculty members. Second, it offers opportunities for group members to workshop dissertation chapters, book chapters, and articles in progress.

Comparative (Counter-) Romanticisms

Fostering interdisciplinary discussions among graduate students and faculty who study the period we think of as Romanticism.

The Comparative (Counter-) Romanticisms working group seeks to foster sustained interdisciplinary discussions among graduate students and faculty who study the constellation of materials that constitute and challenge formulations of the period we think of as Romanticism. The group examines the period with an eye to reconsidering its primary investments and geographies as well as its prefigurations and afterlives. Topics of investigation include: ecology, imperialism, and materiality.  

French and Francophone Film Working Group

French and Francophone Film Working Group

The French and Francophone Film Working Group provides a forum for students and faculty of all departments to view and discuss films and texts related to all periods and genres of French and Francophone cinema. Its overall intellectual aim is to understand the current idea of the canon of French-language cinema, and to explore alternatives to it, drawing on mainstream as well as experimental films.

Transnational & Ethnic American Studies

A group to foster interdisciplinary conversation about postcolonial and transnational methods of scholarly inquiry in American Studies.

The Transnational & Ethnic American Studies working group (TEASWG) fosters interdisciplinary conversation about transnational, postcolonial, and decolonial methods of scholarly inquiry.

Law and Contemporary Theory

A group that studies the points of contact between the law and other fields of study.

The Law and Contemporary Theory working group brings together scholars in the humanities and social sciences to study jurisprudence, contemporary legal theory, critical legal theory, law and literature, socio-legal studies, law and film, and additional points of contact between the law and other fields of study. This working group will be largely self-directed so that students and professors can bring their own work and interests to discussions.

Room One Thousand

We seek to explore the bounds and potential of architectural study and its historical and critical implications.

Mission: In response to the spatial and material turn in the humanities, we seek to place in dialogue different perspectives on the built environment. Through a series of meetings, discussions, lectures and events, we aim to explore multiple approaches within and beyond the field of architecture. Ultimately, by engaging professionals and scholars in the humanities and sciences in the study of architecture, we will explore the ways in which different fields intersect with and enrich each other.

 

BTWH: The Emergence of German Modernity

We are dedicated to interdisciplinary research on topics in German Studies related to issues of modernity

BTWH is an international research network with chapters at

(B) University of California, Berkeley
(T) Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
(W) Universität Wien / Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK)
(H) Harvard University

You can visit our official website here:
http://www.btwh.net/

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