Conversations in Times of Crisis

24 september 2018
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Our time seems to be characterized by various crises: a crisis of democracy, leading to populism, climate crisis, economic crisis, refugee crisis, and even crisis close at home in the university. What answer can the humanities give? With the publication of the book Critical Theory at a Crossroads: Conversations in Times of Crisis, we try to answer the question what the role of the humanities could be, in this situation of (seemingly) permanent crisis, as well as the university and critical theory. Rosi Braidotti, Joost de Bloois and Stijn de Cauwer will discuss these questions and this book at Spui25, September 24th (20.00-21.30h).

About the speakers

Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. She was the founding professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at Utrecht and the first scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies.

Joost de Bloois is assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, departments of Cultural Analysis and Comparative Literature, and has directed seminars a.o. at the Sandberg Institute, Rietveld Academy, Matadero Madrid, SMBA. He has published extensively on the nexus between art and politics.

Stijn de Cauwer is a postdoctoral researcher in literature studies and cultural studies at KU Leuven. He received his doctorate from Utrecht University with a thesis on the work of Robert Musil.

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