Seminars & Calendar

Click on course title for details. If no link, description is forthcoming.

Upcoming seminars

Unless otherwise noted, all times are for Saturday, 10am-2pm and are held at The Bourse, 111 South Independence Mall East, 5th Floor Philadelphia (5th Street between Market and Chestnut). Map.

November 9 “For Education: The College Classroom as Concrete Utopia,” Glenn Wallis 

November 14, Thursday, 5-9pm “Environmental Emergency and Capitalism,” Zach Walsh

November 23 “Why Marx Matters,” Gabriel Rockhill. In collaboration with the Critical Theory Workshop

December 7 “Revolutionary Pessimism: On Political Action Without Expectation,” Scott Ritner

February 8 “What Does Jacques Lacan Say About…?,” Patricia Gherovici

Pending (titles are tentative)

TBA “Gilles Deleuze on Politics,” John Paetsch

TBA  “Black Bloc/White Riot, AK Thompson

TBA “Rebellious Mourning,” Cindy Milstein

TBA “Buddhism in Ruin,” (online) Glenn Wallis 

TBA “Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression, and Pain,” Clelia Rodríguez 

Past seminars


Don’t Worry. Be Happy! Feeling Good, Bad, and Everything In Between,” Thomas Conners

Buddhism in Ruin, Glenn Wallis

Ritual and Resistance,” Cleo Kearns

Aesthetics: Toward a Radical History,” Gabriel Rockhill

The Culture of Revolt,” AK Thompson

How Living Well Matters in the Pursuit of Knowledge, Lisa Miracchi


Money and Metaphysics,” Joshua Ramey

Anarchism and its Aspirations,” Cindy Milstein

Night Moves: Poetry at Present,” John Paetsch (To be rescheduled)

Unlearning: Radical Education Theory,” Glenn Wallis 

Gilles Deleuze: Larval Subjects, Lost Time,” John Paetsch

Darkness,” Glenn Wallis

You must change your life: Rilke’s Poetics of Immanence,” Ulrich Baer

Speculum of Pain: Buddhism on Illness,” Pierce Salguero

Contemporary French Philosophy: A Primer,” Gabriel Rockhill

Is This How It Ends? On Human Stupidity and the Meagre Promise of the Epoché,Glenn Wallis

Cultural Narratives and National Identities,” Alan Nadel

How To Find What Isn’t Lost,” Akilesh Ayyar


Meditation: Self and Society,” Glenn Wallis

Alienation and Its Antidotes: A Workshop on the Thought of François Laruelle,” Anthony Paul Smith

Buddhism in the Age of Trump,” Glenn Wallis

Philosophical Concepts for Thinking,” Glenn Wallis

Critical Introduction to Buddhist Thought,” Glenn Wallis