CAPPE (University of Brighton) and SSPT (University of Sussex)
Critical Theory in (a Time of) Crisis
A two-day postgraduate and early career conference, organised by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics (University of Brighton) and the Research Centre for Studies in Social and Political Thought (University of Sussex)
Sponsored by the Mind Association
Keynote speakers: Michael J. Thompson (author of The Domestication of Critical Theory) and Darrow Schechter (author of Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century)
5th and 6th November 2019
Room 318b, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
9.00 to 5.30 (both days)
Please contact Tom Bunyard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Denis Chevrier-Bosseau (email@example.com) for further details
09.00 – 09.15 – Registration
09.15 – 11.00 – PANEL 1
Paul Ingram: The Institutionalization of Adorno and the Viability of Social Pathology.
Cain Shelley: Freeing Socialism from its Attachment to Marx? Honneth’s Recent Political Turn and its Limits.
Neil Harris: Beyond Domestication: Adorno and the Reanimation of Social Pathology Diagnosis
11.00 – 11.15: break
11.15 to 13.00 – PANEL 2
Luke Edmeads: Adorno’s relevance: Non-identity as a Response to Domination in Contemporary Society.
Alena Roth:Re-thinking Social Transformation: Utopian Consciousness within Critical Theory.
Muhammad Qasim: An Anticolonial Deficit in Critical Theory and a Need for a De-Colonial Turn in It.
13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 – PANEL 3
Sabrina Muchová: Art and Democracy: Wellmer’s Aesthetic Conception.
Aikaterini-Maria Lakka: Understanding Intellectuals’ Role in a Time of Crisis.
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 17.15 – Keynote
Prof. Michael J. Thompson (William Paterson University, US): Critique of Crisis of the Crisis of Critique? Rethinking the Project of Critical Theory.
09.00 – 10.45 – PANEL 4
Paul Ewart:Capitalist Realism, Popular Critical Theory and New Left Movements.
Roderick Howlett: Reclaiming the Radical Enlightenment: A Response to Post-Truth.
David Gould: Critical Theory in a Time of Crisis: What is a Crisis?
10.45 – 11.00: break
11.00 – 12.45 – PANEL 5
Ben Cross: Justice, Social Justice, and Critical Theory: Why Activists have got it Right, and Analytic Philosophers have got it Wrong.
Jacopo Condo’: Mental Health and the Limits of Procedural Conceptions of Autonomy in Critical Theories.
Joseph Backhouse-Barber: ‘Making the social play along’: Luhmann’s Recognition of both Subjective and Social Aspects of Experience.
12.45 – 1.45: Lunch break
13.45 – 15.00 – PANEL 6
Sara Kermanian: Time and the Politics of International Imaginaries: Rethinking the Impasse of the Derridean Critique of Modern Temporality.
Harrison Lechley-Yuill: Deconstruction: The Proper and Violence.
15.00 – 15.15: break
15.15 – 17.00: Keynote
Prof. Darrow Schecter (University of Sussex): On the sociology of functional differentiation: What kind of dialectics underpin a critical theory of contemporary society’?
17.00 – 18.45 – Wine Reception with philosophical poetry reading by Emeritus Prof. Christopher Norris (University of Cardiff).
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