Watch the first Standing Seminar in Critical Theory, a newly-funded ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) project at the University of Bath, with the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter.
For this event, we were delighted to once again welcome John Holloway (Puebla), joined by Werner Bonefeld (York), Ana Dinerstein and Theo Papadopoulos (Bath).
The panellists brought critical theory to bear on a contemporary global panorama in which the legitimisation of violence, xenophobia, misogyny and racism takes on new and alarming power. What does it mean to speak of a closing world? What are its political implications and those, in turn, of open critique? What openings can critical theory forge in support of emancipatory politics and their horizons?