Experimental Critical Theory Program

Image above from Slavoj Zizek and “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” (dir. Sophie Fiennes, 2012). Faculty expert, Ken Reinhard.

 

ECT founder and guiding light, Professor Ken Reinhard.

The UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory is meant to galvanize, coordinate, and expand research and teaching in critical theory across departments and disciplines at UCLA. The Program offers the Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory, which is open to graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. or MFA program in any participating department at UCLA. The Program also sponsors the annual ECT Colloquium, which meets twice a quarter, and various lectures and conferences.

Website: http://ect.humnet.ucla.edu/

Please visit the Events section of our own website to learn more about any upcoming series and talks in the ECT Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for 3 talks by Alain Badiou in Southern California this fall:

Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30PM at the Art Center College of Design, in the “Wind Tunnel” at 950 S. Raymond Ave in Pasadena.

Title TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:00PM at UCLA, in the EDA (Experimental Digital Arts) Room, Broad Art Center.

“Philosophy and Mathematics”

Thursday, Oct 12 at 6:00PM at UCLA, in the EDA (Experimental Digital Arts) Room, Broad Art Center.

“Philosophy and Poetry”

Alain Badiou is a philosopher and playwright, and Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.  He is the author of four foundational works of philosophy, Theory of the Subject (1982; trans. 2009), Being and Event (1988; trans. 2005), Logics of Worlds: Being and Event 2 (2006; trans. 2009), and The Immanence of Truths: Being and Event 3 (forthcoming), as well as numerous shorter and occasional pieces on topics such as ethics, contemporary politics, film, love, literature, and art.  He is also the author of several plays and novels.  His Seminar from 1983 to 2012 is being published in France; the first two volumes, on Lacan and Malebranche, will appear in English on Columbia University Press in 2018.

The talk on Monday is sponsored by the Graduate Art Department of Art Center College of Design.

The talks on Tuesday and Thursday are sponsored by the UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory and the Department of Design Media Arts.

 

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