This research seminar, hosted by CAPPE and the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, is aimed at PhD students and staff interested in contemporary politics, philosophy and critical theory. Every year we focus on a different theorist or topic. For the 2010/11 academic year we read theorists who have attempted to interpret the most recent crisis of capitalism. Each session will have a lecture of one hour followed by a seminar discussion, with a half hour break. The aim of the course is to stimulate discussion between PhD students, and staff across the institution. We will also explore the possibility of completing research bids for further work in this area. The course will be coordinated by Dr Mark Devenney. If you have any enquiries please email Mark on firstname.lastname@example.org. The readings listed in the course outline are indicative, but each week there is at least one reading that everyone participating on the course should read. This course does not require that you have economic knowledge at all. Those attending will have to grapple with some of the complexities of finance, but sessions are intended to open up discussion between colleagues who have done some preparation.
This course is free and open to University of Brighton staff and postgraduate students, however spaces are limited and those wishing to attend should contact Mark Devenney in advance.