Apply now for the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory

Applications are now open for the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory (KSSCT) offering early career researchers and doctoral students from across all disciplines a unique opportunity to work intensively and collaboratively with a leading critical scholar.

The two-week summer school, organised by Kent Law School’s Centre for Critical Thought (CCT), will be held at the University of Kent’s centre in Paris from Monday 1 – Friday 12 July. Seminars will be led by Professor Alain Pottage (London School of Economics) and Professor Sigrid Wiegel (Research Institute for Literature and Culture, Berlin).

Successful applicants will work closely with one of the seminar teachers for the duration of the school but can also enjoy lectures delivered by both Professor Pottage, Professor Wiegel and invited guests. Throughout their stay, applicants will have opportunities to make the most of the Summer School’s location at Reid Hall in Montparnasse.

The fee for this year’s KSSCT is £950. This amount covers seminar tuition and several lunch and drink receptions. Attendees will cover their own travel, accommodation and subsistence fees. Limited financial assistance will be available in the form of scholarships for a small number of excellent applicants who would otherwise not be able to attend. The first deadline for application is Sunday 10 February 2019. Outstanding applicants who apply by this date will be notified in mid February, to enable early travel and accommodation bookings. The second deadline is Sunday 3 March 2019. All successful applicants will be notified by Monday 11 March 2019.​

This year, the KSSCT seminar programme will be preceded by a Graduate Research Day, in Paris on 29 June. The Graduate Research Day will provide an opportunity for graduate researchers across all critical fields of scholarship to meet, exchange current work, and discuss questions of interdisciplinary methodology in the humanities and neighbouring disciplines. All applicants for the Summer School are encouraged to consider participating in this additional one-day event (cost £50).

Further details of both events, including seminar outlines and an indicative reading list, are available on the KSSCT website.