This conference aims to examine the rise of theory, its
connections with 'traditional criticism', its relationship
with wider social and economic developments, its current
status and how it may develop in the future. Below is an
abbreviated programme. For booking details and full
programme, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Thursday, September 6
12noon-1pm: Keynote Speaker: Isobel Armstrong,
'Yesterday's Theory? Marcuse, Bloch and Post-Theory'
2pm-3.45pm: Seminars on 'Aesthetics'
4pm-6pm: Seminars on 'Uses of the Past' and 'The Uses
6.30pm-7.30pm: Keynote Speaker: Nick Cohen of The
Observer, 'Academia and the Left'
Friday, September 7
9am-10am: Keynote Speaker: Regenia Gagnier, 'Models
of Individualism in Market Democracies'
10am-12noon: Seminars on 'The Institutions of Literature'
and 'Theory and Psychoanalysis'
12.15pm-1.15pm: Keynote Speaker: Peter Widdowson,
'Stating the Obvious: Let's Miss the Post'
2.15pm-3.45pm: Seminars on 'Subjects Old and New' and
'Agency and Ethics'
4pm-6pm: Seminars on 'Theory, Philosophy and Comedy'
and 'The Trials of Theory'
6.15pm-7.15pm: Keynote Speaker: Patricia Waugh, 'The
Revival of Cosmopolis: Science, Theory and Discourses
of the Good'
Saturday, September 8
9am-10am: Keynote Speaker: Christopher Norris,
10am-12noon: Seminars on 'Theory in America' and
'Subverting Narratives of State and Nation'
12.15pm-1.15pm: Keynote Speaker: Clive Bloom, 'The
Intellectual at the Turn of the Century'
Department of English,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
De Montfort University,Leicester Email: email@example.com
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