Graduate School

Tradition of Critique III lecture series

B62, Law and Social Sciences Building University Park
Tuesday 16th January (09:00) - Tuesday 1st May 2018 (23:00)

Tradition of Critique III - Semester 2: Surveying the intellectual tradition of critique characterising the European Enlightenment

Mondays 6-8pm, A48 Sir Clive Granger Building

Contemporary theorists write against the background of an intellectual tradition of critique which characterised the European Enlightenment. This course offers ten introductory lectures to a number of thinkers who have engaged with the question of critique, anticipating it, undercutting its premises, or otherwise considering its limits. The sessions build on the first series of Tradition of Critique lectures but doesn’t require familiarity with the thinkers covered there: rather we offer a solid introduction to issues that sit in the background to critical concerns of much contemporary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


  • 29 January - Spinoza and Spinozism

  • 5 February - Confucian Aesthetics

  • 12 February - Jacques Lacan

  • 19 February - Michel Foucault

  • 26 February - Frantz Fanon

  • 5 March - Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari

  • 12 March - Alain Badiou

  • 19 March - Giorgio Agamben

  • 26 March – 16 April No lectures

  • 23 April - Gayatri Spivak

  • 30 April - Isabelle Stengers
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The lectures are on  Mondays (starting on 2 October January) at 6pm in  A48 Clive Granger Building, where you can also register (no pre-registration required).

You can attend as many lectures as you wish; if you attend seven or more lectures, you will be eligible for a certificate of course attendance.

The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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