May 5-6 | Fictions of History Critical Theory Conference

The Critical Theory Certificate Program and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY invite you to attend “Fictions of History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory.” The conference will take place May 5th-6th, 2017. Stephen Greenblatt will give the Keynote Lecture on May 5th at 6:30, and Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, and Judith Ryan will be featured in a Keynote Roundtable on W.G. Sebald on May 6th at 3:00. Please see the poster pasted below for additional information and visit our website to view the full conference schedule:

All of the Friday May 5th panels and keynotes will take place at the Graduate Center CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets). All of the Saturday May 6th panels and keynotes will take place at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (476 Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets).

This conference is free and open to the public; however, registration is required to attend the Saturday sessions at NYPL:

We also strongly recommend you register for Stephen Greenblatt’s talk, as space is limited:

Please feel free to contact us at or at 212-817-2006 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in May!

This event is being co-sponsored by the Writers’ Institute, the Advanced Research Collaborative, the Office of Public Programming, the Doctoral Students’ Council, and Constance Old, in memory of her brother Lloyd Old.