Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series

The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory offers a series of public lectures on the history of critical theory every fall semester. These lectures, each of which will be followed by open discussion, will take place on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:45pm in-person. The lectures are coordinated with graduate seminars on critical theory in a number of departments, but are also open to other faculty or graduate students who may wish to attend.

For participants not enrolled in one of the affiliated courses, see the Box folder of corresponding readings for each lecture. For more information, including the password to access the readings, please contact Ashli Anda, or Taisuke Wakabayashi.

 

Modern Critical Theory Reading List 2022

Readings Coming Soon!

9/13 Antoinette Burton “Gender History: A Very Short Introduction” (History, UIUC)

Greg Hall 213

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

9/20 David Wilson “The Advanced Capitalist City: Conceptual Innovations” (Geography & GIS, UIUC)

Greg Hall 319

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

9/27 Rosalyn LaPier “Environmental Studies: Land as Text”

Greg Hall 213

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

10/11 Cameron McCarthy “The Postcolonial Imagination: Tools of Conviviality” (Education, UIUC)

Greg Hall 319

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

10/18 Amy Allen “Rosa Luxemburg and Marxism” (Philosophy, Penn State)

Greg Hall 213

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

10/25 Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez "Decolonizing Education"* (CTL, University of Toronto)

Greg Hall 213

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

*Tenative Title

 

11/1 Zsuzsa Gille "The Materiality Turn" (Sociology, UIUC)

Greg Hall 213

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

11/15 Lisa Rosenthal “Feminism and the Visual Image: The Dynamics of Representation” (A+D, UIUC)

Greg Hall 319

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings

 

11/29 Tamara Chaplin “Queering French History” (History, UIUC)

Greg Hall 213

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings