News Archive

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 Criticism & Interpretive Theory Junior Fellowship for assistant professors in the first to fourth years (who need not be 0% affiliates of the Unit for Criticism) is described here

The Criticism & Interpretive Theory Senior Fellowship (for associate and full professors who are 0% affiliates of the Unit for Criticism) is described here.

All applications materials and letters of support should be submitted online. The application deadline for both competitions is Friday, March 30, 2018, at noon (CST)

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.

For more information about the Nicholson Graduate Fellowship, please see the Graduate Fellowships page.



Mark E. Frank's (East Asian Languages and Cultures) response to Nicholson Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ann Laura Stoler's lecture, "'Interior Frontiers:" As Political Concept, Diagnostic, and Dispositif" is live on Kritik. As always, we welcome your comments.

Diana Sacilowski's (Slavic Literature & Languages) response to Andrew Leong's Modern Critical Theory lecture "The Future of Queer Theory / The Usure of Modernist Form" is live on Kritik. As always, we welcome your comments.