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Guide to the Critical Theory Institute Audio and Video Recordings, University of California, Irvine MS.C.010
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Chronology of Themes for the Research Projects and Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory
  • Chronology of Wellek Library Lectures
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Critical Theory Institute audio and video recordings, University of California, Irvine
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.010
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.6 Linear feet (10 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1987-2008
    Abstract: This collection primarily comprises audio and video recordings of selected events held at the Critical Theory Institute (CTI) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Events include 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.
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Critical Theory Institute.

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to duplicating masters of video recordings is restricted; viewing copies must be used instead. If a viewing copy is not available, one must be created before use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Critical Theory Institute Audio and Video Recordings, University of California, Irvine. MS-C010. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred periodically by the Critical Theory Institute.

    Accruals

    Accruals are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Ernesto Bassi and Cyndi Shein in 2008. Additions made by Joanna Lamb in 2009 and 2010; additions made by Audra Eagle Yun in 2012.

    Historical Background

    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.
    Every three to four years, CTI organizes research projects focusing on a particular theme. Around this theme, CTI organizes several presentations and discussions of work of both CTI members and invited guests in its Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory series. Past themes have included "Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture" and "Forces of Globalization." Books are compiled after the research projects are complete and have included many of the Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory.
    Since 1981 CTI has sponsored the Wellek Library Lectures, an annual lecture series named in honor of Professor Emeritus René Wellek (Yale University), whose papers and library of works in critical theory are housed at UCI's Special Collections and Archives. Each year CTI invites internationally distinguished critical theorist to deliver a series of three lectures at UCI in which he or she develops a critical position and relates it to the contemporary theoretical scene.

    Chronology of Themes for the Research Projects and Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory

    1982-1985 The Aims of Representation
    1985-1988 The States of "Theory"
    1988-1991 Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture
    1991-1995 "Culture" and the Problem of the Disciplines
    1995-1999 Forces of Globalization
    1999-2003 Futures of Property and Personhood
    2003-2008 In Security
    2008-2012 Poor Theory

    Chronology of Wellek Library Lectures

    1981 Bloom, Harold. "The Breaking of the Vessels: In Defense of Antithetical Criticism"
    1982 Anderson, Perry. "In the Tracks of Historical Materialism"
    1983 Kermode, Frank. "Forms of Attention"
    1984 Derrida, Jacques. "Mémoires: Three Lectures for Paul de Man"
    1985 Miller, J. Hillis. "The Ethics of Reading"
    1986 Lyotard, Jean-François. "The Law, the Form, the Event"
    1987 Marin, Louis. "Pascalian Propositions for Today"
    1988 Krieger, Murray. "A Reopening of Closure: Organicism Against Itself"
    1989 Said, Edward. "Musical Elaborations"
    1990 Cixous, Hélène. "Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing"
    1991 Jameson, Fredric. "The Constraints of the Postmodern"
    1992 Hartman, Geoffrey. "Three on 'Culture'"
    1993 Keller, Evelyn Fox. "Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology"
    1994 Iser, Wolfgang. "Variables of Interpretation: Iterations of Translatability"
    1995 Krauss, Rosalind. "Formless: A Feat"
    1996 Balibar, Etienne. "On Politics and History: Presence, Cruelty and the Universals"
    1997 Harootunian, Harry. "History's Disquiet: Modernity and Everyday Life"
    1998 Butler, Judith. "Antigone's Claim: Kinship, Aberration and Psychoanalysis"
    1999 Baudrillard, Jean. "The Vital Illusion"
    2000 Spivak, Gayatri. "The New Comparative Literature"
    2001 Bhabha, Homi. "Scrambled Eggs and a Dish of Rice"
    2002 Gilroy, Paul. "Elements of Post-colonial Melancholia"
    2003 Davis, Angela. "Lectures on Abolition"
    2004 Mbembe, Achille. "The Political Life of Sovereignty"
    2005 Harveym, David. "Geographical Knowledges / Political Powers"
    2006 Asad, Talal. "Thinking about Suicide Bombing"
    2007 Grosz, Elizabeth. "Chaos, Territory, Art"
    2008 Scoot, Joan W. "Politics and Academic Freedom"
    2009 Deutsche, Rosalyn. "Hiroshima after Iraq: Three Studies in Art and War"
    2010 Thiongʾo, Ngũgĩ wa. "The Hegelian Lord and Colonial Bondsman: Literature and the Politics of Knowing"
    2011 Donna Haraway. "Playing Cat's Cradle with Companion Species"
    2012 Bruno Latour.
    2013 Peter Sloterdijk.

    Bibliography

    Critical Theory Institute, University of California, Irvine. "CTI Home Page." UC Regents: 2002-2007. http://www.humanities.uci.edu/critical/index.html (accessed June 16, 2008).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection primarily comprises audio and video recordings of selected events held at the Critical Theory Institute (CTI) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Events include lectures presented by 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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in three series:
    • Series 1. Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory, 2002-2008
    • Series 2. Wellek Library Lectures, 1987-2007
    • Series 3. Other Conferences and Lectures, 1988-2004

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Irvine. Critical Theory Institute -- Archives..
    Audiocassettes -- 20th century.
    Critical theory -- Archives.
    Critical theory -- Audio-visual aids.
    DVDs -- 21st century.
    Lectures -- 20th century.
    Lectures -- 21st century.
    Video recordings -- 20th century.
    Video recordings -- 21st century
    Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine -- Archives.