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A dramatic painting of Lenin speaking to soldiers and workers in Smolny's Grand Hall.

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A dramatic painting of Lenin speaking to soldiers and workers in Smolny's Grand Hall.


Theory, Culture & Politics M.A.

Students standing in a foyer speaking with a politician with the Canadian flag in the backgroundThe Centre encourages research and teaching guided by critical/theoretical orientations that have emerged from contemporary developments in the humanities and social sciences. These orientations test the limits of conventional disciplines and contribute to the study of the complex network of relations that links knowledge, culture and politics.

The Centre was established in 1999-2000 as an intellectual extension of the work undertaken by faculty and students in the M.A. Program in Theory, Culture and Politics. It is concerned with fostering substantive projects of research as well as fundamental reflection on conceptual and methodological issues. Centre faculty represent a wide range of Trent’s programs and departments, including Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, Sociology, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Modern Languages, Women’s Studies, and Canadian Studies.

The Centre aims to integrate teaching and research, and to encourage the work of both emerging and established scholars. It promotes scholarly research and interchange through conferences, symposia, and speakers series, as well as through specific research projects and publications. The M.A. Program in Theory, Culture and Politics is an important activity of the Centre and many Centre faculty are actively involved in the M.A. Program as course instructors, thesis supervisors, and members of supervisory committees.

Degree Type

  • M.A.

Program Director

Dr. Michael Epp profile photo against a clear background

Dr. Michael Epp

B.A. Saskatchewan, M.A. McGill, Ph.D. Alberta
Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise:
  • Publics and Public Texts, 19th and 20th century American literature and culture, theories of affect, theories of durability, Irish Republicanism, Public Violence

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