News Archive

Gabe Malo's (ICR) and elizaBeth Simpson's (ICR) response to the Unit Distinguished Faculty Lecture by Anita Say Chan (MACS/ICR), "Technological Futures and Networked Time at the Periphery" is now live on Kritik. As always, we welcome your comments.

Following Jay Rosen's lecture, "Winter is Coming: The Trump Regime & the American Press," Prof. Rosen was interviewed by Niala Boodhoo for her NPR show The 21st, incorporating the lecture's Q&A session into her program. The interview and audience questions were featured on the March 10, 2017 episode of The 21st, which you can listen to here.

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 31, 2017, at midnight

Helga Varden's response to Nirvana Tanoukhi's lecture, "So, What's Wrong with 'the Relatable' as a Category of Judgment?" is now live on Kritik. " As always, we look forward to your comments.

Eman Ghanayem's (English) excellent response, "Truths--Known, Unknown, and Forgotten--in the US Past and Present," to the panel, "What's at Stake? Intersectional Conversations in a Post-Truth Era"" is now live on Kritik. As always, we welcome your comments.