This collection documents events,
people, projects, and administration of the UC Irvine Critical Theory Institute (CTI). It
comprises audio and video recordings of selected events including the Irvine Lectures in
Critical Theory and the Wellek Library Lectures, as well as other lectures, conferences, and
discussion sessions organized by CTI. The collection also contains several lectures given
off campus by UCI faculty associated with CTI. An unprocessed addition this collection
contains mostly paper files documenting the lectures, events, scholars, and administration
of the CTI. There is information on budget matters, review and planning, Wellek Lecture
Series, workshops, and more. It also includes audio and video recordings.
The Critical Theory Institute (CTI) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research group
at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), comprising 15 to 20 active members from
various UCI departments in the humanities and social sciences. CTI began in the early 1980s
as an informal reading group and since 1987 has operated as an organized research unit. CTI
is closely allied with UCI's curricular program in critical theory.
2.6 Linear Feet
(10 boxes) and 14.3 unprocessed linear feet.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the
creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may
contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and
Archives in advance to request access. Access to original tapes and digital media is
restricted; researchers may request use copies.