Venue: Pavilion Parade, Staff Common Room
January to May 2015
Workshop with Professor Simon Critchley:
Grand Parade, University of Brighton
20th May 2015 – 22nd May 2015
CAPPE, the Critical Theory and Radical Politics research group and the College of Arts and Humanities are pleased to invite applications for a workshop with Professor Simon Critchley. He is one of the leading political philosophers in the English speaking world today. His work ranges from from ethics and politics, to consideration of tragedy and comedy, and the politics of literature. Professor Critchley will be a guest at the University of Brighton for three days in May of 2015. We are limited to 20 places for the workshop, but he will also deliver a public lecture. Please email Mark Devenney on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate, with a brief explanation of your reason for wanting to do so.
Those participating in the workshop should also attend a 5 month long reading course, meeting every two weeks, about Professor Critchley's work. This begins in January of 2015.
On this course we will systematically read Professor Critchley’s work, focusing on (among other topics) his account of ethics and deconstruction, his account of fidelity and commitment, his work on disappointment, nihilism and critique, and his influential accounts of humour, tragedy and politics. All members of the Universities of Sussex and Brighton are welcome to participate.
Participation in the workshop costs £60, to cover coffees, food and one evening meal. All sessions, other than the very last, will be held between 4.30pm and 7.00pm on Monday evenings. Participants on the reading course are expected to read in advance of, and to attend, all sessions. Each session will begin with an introductory overview of the arguments followed by close scrutiny of passages in the texts under discussion.