The 2020 summer program, directed by Gabriel Rockhill and Jennifer Ponce de León, will take place from June 29 to July 17 at the EHESS in central Paris. It is open to graduate students and faculty, as well as advanced undergraduates, independent researchers, writers and artists. Invited guests for 2020 thus far include, in addition to the directors, Timothy Bewes, Christine Delphy, Massimiliano Tomba and Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo. Past speakers have included thinkers like Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jacques Rancière and Domenico Losurdo.

The CTW/ATC summer school is an intensive research program whose primary objective is to provide an international forum for trans-disciplinary and comparative work in critical social theory, in the most expansive sense of the term. Participants are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world and beyond. Special attention is paid to traditions of thought that have been excluded from the academy, including Marxism, anarchism, the black radical tradition, anticolonial theory, materialist feminism and radical ecological thought. The 2019 Workshop will be comprised of three interlocking components:

• “Débats”: invited speakers debate on a common theme or question.

• “Rencontres”: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.

• “Groupes de travail”: the participants present and workshop their own research.

There is not a yearly theme because the goal is to develop a trans-disciplinary analysis of the contemporary world from a historical and internationalist perspective. However, topics covered in 2020 will include, but not be limited to: materialist feminism, radical ecology, postcolonial literature and theory, radical art and social movements from the Global South, international critical theory, revolutionary theory and the history of revolutions, the historical legacies of “68 thought,” and materialist critiques of both radical democracy and the decolonial turn.

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