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Paris Program in Critical Theory

Northwestern University

The Northwestern University Paris Program in Critical Theory was inaugurated in Fall of 2001, under the directorship of Samuel Weber, Avalon Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University, who brought the program with him from UCLA. It affords up to five highly qualified advanced graduate students from Northwestern University from a wide variety of disciplines the unique opportunity to spend one year in Paris, familiarizing themselves with French and European theoretical research. It also accepts students from other institutions as auditors.

During the fall quarter, the program director leads a weekly research seminar on a question of current concern in contemporary critical theory. The seminar can also serve as a forum for work in progress. The particular topic of the seminar is determined in consultation with participating students. The program director also endeavors to make the program a focal point for international exchanges by inviting French and European scholars to participate in informal discussions, both in Paris and, whenever possible, at Northwestern. Students and visiting scholars continue to present their research in the seminar in winter and spring quarters.

Contact Information
Dominique Licops, Professor
Samuel Weber, Professor

Northwestern University
Paris Program in Critical Theory
1860 Campus Drive Crowe Hall 2-107
Evanston, IL 60208
United States
(847) 467-3930

North America
Western Europe

Academic Program

Year Established

Fellowships and Potential Scholarly Affiliations
The Northwestern University Paris Program in Critical Theory Fellowships