Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Graduate Students Association of the Department of Rhetoric invites you to "Theory/Post-Theory." This one-day conference aims to consider the role, value, and efficacy of theory in the humanities and social sciences. Featuring panels on post-colonial discourses, visual culture, rhetorical traditions, and theories of the subject, we will investigate the contested status of theoretical thought in the academy. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago) on his most recent book, Elegy for Theory (Harvard University Press 2014). Reception to follow.

Event details, including directions, can be found at Guests are encouraged to register in advance by emailing their name and institutional affiliation to

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Rhetoric, Film & Media Studies, English, Art History, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Program in Critical Theory.