2017 Summer Seminars The School of Criticism and Theory —SCT: Emily Apter, Faisal Devji, Michael Puett Walter & Carolyn Rouse | Cornell University, Ithaca, Estados Unidos

Applications are due: December 1, 2016 - February 1, 2017

In an intensive six-week course of study, faculty members and graduate students from around the world, in the humanities and social sciences, explore recent developments in critical theory. The 2017 Session is scheduled for June 18 – July 27

The School of Criticism and Theory was founded in 1976 by a group of leading literary scholars in the conviction that an understanding of theory is fundamental to humanistic studies.  Today, in an unparalleled summer campus experience, the SCT offers faculty members and advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences a chance to work with preeminent figures in critical thought — exploring debates in and across literary studies, political theory, history, philosophy, art, and anthropology; examining the role of ideological and cultural movements; and reassessing theoretical approaches that have emerged over the last fifty years.  Cornell also offers participants the resources of one of the great research libraries in the United States.

Seminars & Mini-Seminars 2017Emily Apter [Professor of French and Comparative Literature; Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University] Thinking in Untranslatables: Revisiting the Gender/Genre Problem | Faisal Devji [Reader in History and Fellow of St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford] Humanity | Michael Puett Walter [C. Klein Professor fo Chinese History, Department of Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Chair of the Committee of the Study of Religion, Harvard University] Rethinking Religion: Cosmopolitan and Comparative Perspectives | Carolyn Rouse [Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Director of the Program in African Studies, Princeton University] The Case Against Reparations: A Radical Rethinking of Social Justice in the 21st Century.