Program in Experimental Critical Theory

Image above from Slavoj Žižek and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (dir. Sophie Fiennes, 2012). Professor Emeritus, Kenneth Reinhard.

 

ECT founder and guiding light, Professor Emeritus Kenneth 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. Founded in 2008 by Kenneth Reinhard, Professor Emeritus of both the Departments of Comparative Literature and English, 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.

Beginning with the 2021-2022 seminar on “Comparative Thinking,” Professors Zrinka Stahuljak of the Departments of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Transcultural Studies and Giulia Sissa of the Departments of Political Science and Classics will co-direct the Program in Experimental Critical Theory for a three-year term.

2021-2022 Program Application

The online application for the Winter and Spring 2022 ECT seminar will be made available on the ECT website in November 2021.

ECT Website: UNDER CONSTRUCTION