CFP: Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory - Bologna, June 26 - July 7, 2017

Bologna Academy

* For full information and to submit an application, please visit the Summer School page on the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory website. *

* The Academy and other sponsors offer several grants covering fees, accomodation and/or travel. Up to 5 grants sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, Program in Literature, and Department of Romance StudiesĀ are available for Duke graduate students. *

The global age has been characterized by a new protagonism of radical social movements, both in terms of their political mobilization and of a new conceptualization of politics. On the other hand, sovereignty has witnessed a radical process of redefinition of its very notion and functioning beyond its modern forms.

The 2017 Summer school in Global Studies and Critical Theory will focus on SOVEREIGNTY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS and more specifically on the problems and opportunities raised by these fundamental transformations of contemporary politics. Classes, seminars, public meetings and debates will address them both from an historical and theoretical perspective, and through the analysis of exemplary case studies, aiming at providing critical tools for the understanding of the current dynamics. The intensive program consists of lectures, seminars, critical dialogues, workshops, and project presentations.

The Summer School is a key program of the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, a joint project of the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the University of Bologna.

2017 Faculty include: Lawrie BALFOUR, Prathama BANERJEE, Judith BUTLER, Veronica GAGO, Carlo GALLI, David HARVEY, Murad IDRIS, Sandro MEZZADRA, Hlonipha MOKOENA, Juan OBARRIO, Karin SHAPIRO

For the first time this year will be also active the BOLOGNA SOCIAL PRACTICE LAB directed by Pedro LASCH (Duke) in collaboration with Rossella MAZZAGLIA (UNIBO). Up to 20 participants at the Summer School will be selected to contribute, along with students at University of Bologna, artists, performers, and activists, to a social art project called Polit(t)ico: Interventions for Bologna (2017-2018). For more information, see: For more information on the Social Practice Lab at the FHI, led by Lasch, see:

Applications must be submitted through the Summer School website by April 15, 2017 at 3.00 pm (GMT+1).

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