The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre run jointly between the Departments of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, London

Friends of CPCT—”What is Global Critical Theory?” Research Seminar 2021-22, new location (#BoycottGoldsmiths)

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Dear friends of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought,

In response to the ongoing efforts by senior management at Goldsmiths to push through redundancies and restructuring across academic and professional staff – a process that will have a particularly devastating effect on one of the CPCT’s host departments, English and Creative Writing, Goldsmiths UCU has called for a BOYCOTT/GREY-LISTING of Goldsmiths to put external pressure on the university administration, which has hitherto ignored or dismissed protests and alternative proposals from staff to what will be a hugely damaging process, at both a collective and individual level.

In order not to lose the intellectual community we’ve sought to build through our Research Seminar (“What is Global Critical Theory?”), we have accordingly decided to take our seminar out of Goldsmiths and run it in a purely personal capacity. Until further notice, THIS IS NOT A MEETING OF THE CPCT AT GOLDSMITHS. We will host our meetings via Alberto Toscano’s Zoom account at his other institution, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. We also hope to use some of our meetings to keep you posted about the campaign at Goldsmiths and any ongoing solidarity actions.

With best wishes,

Alberto, Julia and Vikki

New registration link: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Mvde2urzouGNLEosgI6CgFCB_IzlU23Egr

#BoycottGoldsmiths: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/11947/Goldsmiths-hit-with-international-boycott

Open Letter to Frances Corner, Warden of Goldsmiths: https://we-are.gold/2021/10/14/open-letter-to-frances-corner/

For a detailed session plan including further readings and links to PDFS, please visit https://cpct.uk/2021-2022/.

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