The Institute of Speculative and Critical Inquiry is an independent research center in the arts and sciences that seeks to sustain scholarship and education in the face of the shrinking of the U.S. university system. Through fellowships, public education, research collaborations, and publication initiatives, we endeavor to develop new, alternative structures by which intellectual thought and discovery can be undertaken in uncertain times.
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The Institute of Speculative and Critical Inquiry is an independent research center in the arts and sciences that seeks to sustain advanced research and education in the face of the shrinking of the U.S. university system. Through fellowships, research collaborations, public courses, and publication initiatives, we endeavor to develop new, alternative structures by which intellectual work and discovery can be undertaken in uncertain times.

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Current Courses

The Rise of the New Right: Cultural Politics and Counter-Strategies

Instructor: Joshua Branciforte

Same Old Stories: The French Novel and Its Contemporaries

Instructor: Matthew H. Evans

Geo-ontologies: Gaia, Ecology, and the End(s) of the World

Instructor: Peter Skafish