Report from Political Theory Reading Group 2015/16

Political Theory Reading Group

Over the past academic year, some of the staff and students working in political theory have held a regular reading group, initiated by Mihaela Mihai. We read texts that fall within political theory (broadly construed) and started out with Michael Freeden’s recent book The Political Theory of Political Thinking: The Anatomy of a Practice (2013). We then moved on to Walter Benjamin’s posthumously edited volume of essays, Illuminations (1970), and finally Simone de Beauvoir’s vast and seminal work in feminist theory, The Second Sex (1949). We meet roughly every second week for highly rewarding discussions in a productive yet relaxed atmosphere. While currently on a summer break, we will reconvene before the next academic year to continue our meetings.

Reported by Lukas Slothuus