Indiana University Bloomington

Spring 2022: Thinking With Édouard Glissant

The writings of Édouard Glissant — poet, essayist, thinker — stand at the center of the work of the Theory Center during the Spring term. Arguably the leading Caribbean thinker of the twentieth century, Glissant has had immense influence on philosophers and critics working in poststructuralism and postcolonialism. More recently, his writings have gained urgency among scholars working in the environmental humanities and intermediality. There is much to learn from his work, which is why the weekly reading group devotes itself to a careful study of his main writings. The capstone of the term is a symposium that gathers distinguished scholars of Glissant’s work on the Bloomington campus on April 8 – 9, 2022.

All Center events are open to the public.

Maggie Nelson on a Book That Changed Her Mind

Maggie Nelson writes criticism like no one else. She talks to us about how she became the critic and poet that she is. It is part of our series "A Book That Changed My Mind." Monday, January 31, 4 - 5 pm, on Zoom. Find out more and register here.

Spring 2022 Graduate Courses

Constance Furey (Religious Studies) invites students to explore a genealogy of the politics of love. Jennifer Fleissner (English) offers an introduction to the underappreciated subject of "Repetition." For detailed descriptions, see here.

Edgar Illas Serves as Center Interim Director in Spring 2022

With Michel Chaouli on a sabbatical leave, Edgar Illas, Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, directs the Theory Center in Spring 2022.

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