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The Centre for Critical Theory

University of Nottingham

The Centre for Critical Theory offers a friendly environment in which researchers, cultural practitioners, activists and others interested in the exercise of critical thinking can work together to develop research, organize intellectual encounters, exchange ideas, and facilitate the generation of collaborative approaches to theory production.

The Center places an emphasis on the rigors of traditional scholarly research and on the importance of situating ideas, concepts, and theoretical frameworks within the intellectual and material framework—the histories and geographies—of culture. At the same time, the Center seeks to facilitate the engagement of critical thinking with practices, histories, and traditions that fall outside of the sometimes narrow remit of scholarly expertise.

The Center’s work privileges critical approaches to thinking that move beyond academic interdisciplinarity. Its work in key areas of research interest—Sensory Studies, Ecologies and Aesthetics, Institutional Analysis, the Critical and the Clinical—exemplify an understanding of theory that emphasizes the importance of its transversal links with the present.

Contact Information
Andrew Goffey, Director
Tracey Potts, Professor

University of Nottingham
Trent Building, University of Nottingham
University Park,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Research/Groups/CCT/index.aspx/index.aspx
andrew.goffey@nottingham.ac.uk
01158468677

Region
Europe
Northern Europe

Year Established
2000

Fellowships and Potential Scholarly Affiliations
The Centre for Critical Theory Fellowship