Welcome to the Dudley Literary Program!

We run regular book clubs, creative writing workshops, study bootcamps, film screenings, podcast and zine workshops, as well as discussion groups. We also publish the Dudley Review, an annual journal featuring writing and artwork by graduate students and members of the Dudley community. We will also work on an online version of the Review, so please be in touch when you have texts, photos, or other artwork you would like to publish this way.

Check out our program for 2017-2018 below and let us know if you have suggestions for literary activities you would like to see hosted by us!

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Kristin and Christian




2019 Apr 25

Thinking Systems Patterns — Politics of Aesthetics

7:00pm to 10:00pm


Dudley Common Room

While the term »politics of aesthetics« has been coined by French philosopher Jacques Rancière, it has since made a little career as a term describing the way ›politics work‹. At its core, his theory claims that there is a »distribution of the sensible« that establishes who is able to act and on which basis. He separates the narratives about history from possible activities in the realm of politics and asserts that action depends on appearance (as Arendt had developed).

For this last iteration of Thinking Systems Patterns, we will look at core passages from both Rancière and...

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