What is a Seminar?

Every spring the Unit for Criticism sponsors a Criticism Seminar. The seminar is a non-credit faculty/graduate student reading group and generally meet five times per semester on Monday evenings from 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Attendance at all meetings is not required. Topics change each semester and grow out of the interests and recommendations of Unit-affiliated faculty and students. Most seminars lead to a symposium or conference enabling us to read the work of ourspeakers in advance of their visit to our campus. Recent topics have included: Interrogating the Nonhuman Turn, Beyond Utopia? Freedom and Its Discontents, Bios, Mad World, Feminist Futures. 

Information on upcoming Spring conferences will be up shortly. All are invited to attend, but those interested are encouraged to register by sending an email to unitcrit@illinois.edu.