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Friday, March 10

The Debt Economy

Check back soon for further details on our conference on The Debt Economy.

Monday, March 13

Unit Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Anita Say Chan

Join us for a lecture by Anita Say Chan (MACS/ICR), "Technological Futures and Networked Time at the Periphery." Abstract: Dominant framings of “the digital” continue to project it as not...

Thursday, May 4

The Global Terrain of Free Speech Conflicts

Check back soon for further details on this conference.

Featured Video

Algorithmic Being - David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine)

The Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory at UIUC presents David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine) on "Algorithmic Being" as part of the Fall 2016 Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series. The lecture was presented...

The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory is pleased to announce this year’s competition for Nicholson Graduate Student Fellowships which sponsor two affiliated students to attend the 2017 School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell UniversityPlease click here for more information, guidelines, and to submit your application. 

Once again, the Unit for Criticism will provide travel grants to support conference paper presentations for Unit student affiliates. We are now soliciting applications for travel support for conferences taking place between September 2016 – June 2017. The following outlines the application procedures...

Alex Jong-Seok Lee's (Anthropology) response, "Racial Formation Theory Revised (with Semi-Hostile Amendments)" to Paul Taylor's lecture, "What is Philosophical Race Theory?" is now live on Kritik. As always, we welcome your comments.