Interviews with the Program Chair
Interviews with the Program Chair

Critical Theory

and the Arts


“…is for students with a lot on their minds who want to have a whole lot more on their minds.”

“The broadly conceived curriculum focuses on the contemporary situation of the arts: on the problems of making art today, on what art has become and is becoming, and on understanding what is at stake in the relation of these developments in art to contemporary social conflict and reality.”

“What the arts once were, they soon enough will no longer be; in large measure, they have already been irreversibly transformed. For artists and graduate students from several fields of inquiry, the need collaboratively to understand what has happened, what is happening and what is at stake is salient.”


-Robert Hullot-Kentor, Professor and Chair