PhD – the basics: 3. Reading Critical Theory
The sessions are informal and you are welcome to drop into them on an individual basis, or attend the entire series. Some of the topics may well be covered by your own institutions or department. You may, however, find a different angle on the same topic useful.
Reading Critical Theory – this session will explore strategies for coping with ‘difficult texts’: how to read them, and how to engage with them critically. We will explore the origins of critical theory, what critical theory is trying to do in relation to the task of the ‘critique’ of society, and the social production of meaning.