Thoughts without content are empty,
intuitions without concepts are blind.

Originally conceived as a university-wide reading group for faculty and graduate students interested in contemporary critical theory, GSLL’s theory group has narrowed its focus in recent semesters and queried not only place of German and Slavic conceptual thought in contemporary theory, but also the recent revival of older German and Slavic theories for research in the humanities today. The group is open to all advanced students and faculty interested in exploring  theoretical texts within a relaxed collegial setting. The reading group is open to all members of Carolina’s Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, its partners in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies and the larger UNC-Chapel Hill community. The reading group convenes in GSLL’s Reading Room (Dey Hall 314) once a month. For more information about the theory group and access to the readings, contact Professors Aleksandra PricaGabriel Trop or Richard Langston.

Fall 2013: Bernard Stiegler

Fall 2013: Bernard Stiegler

Spring 2014: Luhmann & Lotman

Spring 2014: Luhmann & Lotman

Fall 2014: The Early Lukács

Fall 2014: The Early Lukács

Spring 2015: Bakhtin

Rancière & Badiou

Spring 2016: Rancière & Badiou

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Fall 2016: Blumenberg

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Spring 2017: Arendt