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Wednesday, May 3

The Post-Digital U-turn - Lawrence Liang (Yale University/Ambedkar University) and Nishant Shah (Leuphana University)

The role of the digital is to turn memory into storage. In the time of ubiquitous computing and pervasive archiving, it is time to calibrate the form, format and functions of the digital turn. A...

Thursday, May 4

The Global Terrain of Free Speech Conflicts

  Thursday, May 4 - Friday May 5 9:00am - 5:00pm, Alma Mater Room, iHotel A year after the un-hiring of Palestinian American scholar, Steven Salaita, turned our campus into a flashpoint...

Featured Video

Winter is Coming: The Trump Regime & the American Press - Jay Rosen (New York U)

The Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory at UIUC presents a lecture by Jay Rosen (NYU) titled "Winter is Coming: The Trump Regime & the American Press" as part of the Unit series: Theory in Critical...


We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017-19 Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory Faculty Fellowships...

The list of Unit-affiliated graduate seminars for Fall 2017 is now available on the Unit website. This list offers an exciting range of courses across several departments that share a strong theoretical and interdisciplinary component.

Tim Dean's (English) response to Jennifer Doyle's lecture, "Sex, Paranoia, and the Workplace" is now live on Kritik.As always, we welcome your responses.