Critical Theory Project

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Fall 2008

Unlike the last spring will focus on total group meetings rather than small breakout sessions. Therefore, this year will at least begin with two group meetings focusing on:

  1. The financial crisis (Wednesday, Oct. 1)
  2. Colonialism (Wednesday, Oct. 15)

CTP Film Series

One idea that I have had is to host weekly film screenings (for fun, of popular films) and then give them a theoretical unpacking.

The essential idea is to do two things:

  1. Make the familiar (pop film) unfamiliar by exposing/focusing on quirks of the film or how it is doing what it does
  2. Create a informal theoretical dialog for people, like the end of a movie with friends

People we want to have present:

  1. Joyrich
  2. Pooja
  3. David
  4. Veronica Pravadelli
  5. Kornetis
  6. "Genie"

Movies I am interested in talking about (but the people involved can certainly inform/influence/reassign these things)

  1. WALL-E (Joyrich)
  2. The Birdcage
  3. Tropic Thunder
  4. The Nightmare before Christmas
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. Anchorman
  7. Amelie
  8. Hackers
  9. Aladdin (Pooja?)
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