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Winter Theory Institute

The Society for Critical Exchange will be hosting its eleventh Winter Theory Institute March 26-29, 2020 at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

The topic of this year's WTI will be

World Global Planetary

In fields across the humanities and sciences, the certainty about what the word “world” means has fallen away. In some places it has been replaced by terms such “multi-national” or “trans-national”; in others, by “global,” “global cosmopolitan,” “planetary” or even just “big.” In some places, “world” has even been restored to new meanings.

In all cases there is a struggle to understand the shifting relationships between epistemology and scale and between human, species, and things.

This event aims to bring together a range of intellectuals from various disciplines who work on this topic.

The purpose is not to resolve tensions, but to better understand the historical, theoretical and projective issues that swirl around them.

Tenth SCE Winter Theory Institute: Control February 7-10, 2019

Ninth SCE Winter Theory Institute: Biotheory February 8-11, 2018

Eighth SCE Winter Theory Institute: Antitheory February 9-12, 2017

Seventh SCE Winter Theory Institute: American World Literature February 4-7, 2016

Sixth SCE Winter Theory Institute: Debt February 5-8, 2015

Fifth SCE Winter Theory Institute: Dead Theory February 6-9, 2014

Fourth SCE Winter Theory Institute: The New Public Intellectual February 7-10, 2013

Third SCE Winter Theory Institute: Criticism after Critique February 9-12, 2012 abstracts, agenda

Second SCE Winter Theory Institute: Neoliberalism's Cultural Work February 2011 abstracts, agenda

First SCE Winter Theory Institute: terror.edu February 2010 (abstracts)

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