Kent Summer School in Critical Theory 2016, Paris

Already a great success when launched in 2015, the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory will run again in Paris – this time from 13th- 24th of June 2016.

Organised by Maria Drakopoulou (Kent Law School) and Connal Parsley (Kent Law School), the summer school offers three different seminars with distinguished scholars who work on contemporary issues, as well as evening lectures which allow the participants to become familiar with the work of the teachers.

Seminars 2016

This year’s seminars will be taught by:

  • Professor Samantha Frost – Matters of perception: objects and materialities of affect
  • Professor James Martel – How to be a bad subject: misinterpellation and the anarchisation of the soul
  • Professor Bernard Stiegler – From German ideology to the Dialectic of nature:
 Reading Marx and Engels in the age of the Anthropocene

About the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory

The Kent Summer School in Critical Theory is an initiative of the University of Kent, the KSSCT is supported by the Kent Law School and its interdisciplinary Centre for Critical Thought. For two weeks in Paris in June, a small group of junior scholars will work intensively with thinkers carefully selected from year to year, for the contemporary significance of their work and their ability to enrich the ethos of the school. The school has been arranged to create the conditions for an intimate and intensive collaboration between students and teachers, outside the formal institutional frame, so as to bring together participants who may not otherwise encounter each other.

Successful applicants will work with just one of the seminar teachers for the duration of the school, but will also have the opportunity to hear lectures by each of the seminar teachers, in addition to other invited guests. Participants will of course also be able to make the most of the school’s location in Paris.

More information about the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory, the application process as well as the seminars can be found here.