Cultural Analysis Now!
Dates: 1 November 2023, 8 November 2023, 15 November 2023, 22 November 2023, 29 November 2023, 6 December 2023, 13 December 2023.
Location: Leiden University
Instructor: Pepita Hesselberth (UL)
Credits: 5 ECTS
Cultural analysis is a vibrant research practice across the humanities and social sciences. Its principles include interdisciplinarity, social and political urgency, a heuristic use of theoretical concepts, the detailed analysis of cultural practices and objects, and a sharp awareness of the situatedness of the scholar in time and space. But – so the editors of the soon to come out volume Cultural Analysis 2033 Murat Aydemir (NICA’s former director), Aylin Kuryel,and Noa Roei, ask –, in a rapidly changing world, can cultural analysis still rise to current and imminent challenges? Is the practice still suited to the spiraling of social, political, economic, and environmental crises that marks our time?
In this course we invite cutting-edge scholars from NICA’s various partner universities in various stages of their career to share their thoughts and present their latest work(-in-progress) in the form of a series of lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions. The course aims to offer a unique opportunity to meet and greet leading scholars in an environment of intellectual exchange and open discussion. The final assignment of the course comprises a presentation and a research paper.