News Archive

Dilara Çalışkan's (Anthropology) response to Amitav Ghosh's opening address for the Sesquicentennial conference, "Embattled Earth: Commodities, Conflict, and Climate Change in the Indian Ocean" is now up on our blog Kritik.

The updated list of Unit-affiliated graduate seminars for Fall 2018 is now available on the Unit website. For those of you working towards or considering certification in Criticism and Interpretive Theory, you will need to complete four Unit-affiliated seminars, two of which should be outside your department. For everyone else, the list offers an exciting range of courses across several departments that share a strong theoretical and interdisciplinary component.​

We are delighted to announce that Tariq Ali's (History) book, A Local History of Global Capital: Jute and Peasant Life in the Bengal Delta has just been published by Princeton UP. It has been exciting to follow the course of the work from the Unit manuscript workshop to publication. Congratulations!

The Unit is inviting UIUC faculty to apply for one of two different Unit for Criticism faculty fellowship programs. Both programs were created with the support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research in recognition of the Unit for Criticism's central role in fostering theoretical inquiry and interdisciplinary scholarship across the humanities, social sciences, and performing arts. Both programs will award two fellows with a total of $8,000 in unrestricted research funds along with the title of Criticism & Interpretive Theory (Junior/Senior) Research Fellow for a period of two years. 

The Unit for Criticism is proud to announce the winners of this year's Nicholson Graduate Fellowships. The fellowship covers the cost of tuition, accommodation, and travel to attend Cornell School of Criticism and Theory's six-week summer seminars in critical theory.

Many congratulations to Anirban Mukhopadhyay (ICR) and Lettycia Terrones (Information Sciences and Latino/a Studies)!
We look forward to learning about your experiences in the fall.