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“Theory” and its Quotation Marks

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - Thursday, January 21, 2016

Independent Activities Period

Full info at http://student.mit.edu/iap/ns82.html:

Lilia Kilburn, Katie Arthur

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions

The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity to explore (and a community with which to do so) the longstanding dialogue in the humanities commonly known as “theory,” using inroads offered by certain modifiers (queer theory, feminist theory, media theory, critical race theory, affect theory and so forth). “Theory” is a word to which some people express an allergic reaction, but we posit that the transformative potential of many of these theoretical writings, and the power of the critiques they render, make them worth the occasional difficulty.

Everyone is welcome, with or without any background or experience in theory or literature! We will provide short readings for each session, and we recommend that you commit to the full program, however, you may also attend individual sessions.

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Lilia Kilburn, liliak@mit.edu


Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
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