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Symposium on Counter-History and Theory

  • Fisher-Bennett Hall 3340 Walnut Street _ Room 401, 19104 (map)

A symposium on the history of contemporary theory and theory’s role in the practice of history

April 26, Fisher-Bennett Hall #401, University of Pennsylvania

1 pm Ethan Kleinberg & Gary Wilder in conversation with Warren Breckman, “The Role of Theory in Critical History: A Manifesto and Its Consequences”

2:45 Gabriel Rockhill, “From Counter-History to Subterranean History: Soft Power and the Construction of ‘French Theory,’” with Jennifer Ponce de León, respondent

4 pm Kristin Ross, “The Seventh Wonder of the ZAD”

5:30 Public reception, Fisher-Bennett Hall 135

Free and open to all. For more information & readings, see

Organized by Andrew Baird, Jennifer Ponce de León and Gabriel Rockhill

Sponsored by the Critical Theory Workshop, the Working Group on Counter-History and Theory at UPenn, and UPenn’s Department of English

Earlier Event: April 25