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Tuesday, September 26

Lilya Kaganovsky on Psychoanalysis

The Unit for Criticism's annual introductory lecture series on critical theory, located in Lincoln Hall 1092, features lectures by Unit affiliates from across campus. Complete schedule and...

Tuesday, October 3

Geoffrey Bennington on "Derrida and Deconstruction"

The Unit for Criticism's annual introductory lecture series on critical theory, located in Lincoln Hall 1092, features lectures by Unit affiliates from across campus. Complete schedule and...

Monday, October 9

From Allies to Comrades - Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith)

How should those on the same side of a political struggle relate to each other? This talk looks at the figure of the comrade in various languages and movements to find a model for political...

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German Idealism - with Helga Varden (philosophy, UIUC)

The Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory at UIUC presents Helga Varden (Philosphy, UIUC) on "Kant, Sex, and Love" as part of the ...

 

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We are pleased to announce that the Unit for Criticism is now part of the first international consortium of Critical Theory Programs. This initiative, which is based in UC-Berkeley and Northwestern U will open up new international exchanges and collaborations for faculty and students with interests in critical theory. The consortium also aims to reconfigure the meaning and sites of theoretical production by foregrounding perspectives from the Global South. More information can be found here.

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.