Critical Theory Archive

Honoring Ihab Hassan

Submitted by kspring on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 14:21
hassan   Our hearts are with the Hassan family as we pause to reflect on the life and academic impact of Ihab Hassan, who passed away at the age of 89 in Milwaukee, WI. Ihab Habib Hassan, born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1925, was a prominent critic, scholar, and theorist in the academic study of literature.

Through Discerning Eyes: The Origin and Impact of Critical Theory at UCI – Exhibit Opening

Submitted by abisio on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:55
The new library exhibit, Through Discerning Eyes: the Origin and Impact of Critical Theory at UCI, opened in the Langson lobby last week on Thursday April 9th. Through Discerning Eyes explores the development of UC Irvine's Critical Theory Emphasis program from its roots in the School of Humanities' department of Comparative Literature and English, to its current focus on interdisciplinary study.

Sneak Preview – Spring 2015 Langson Library Exhibit

Submitted by abisio on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:37
The Langson Library exhibit “From Bean to Brew: Coffee and Culture,” has kept us warm these long winter months with delicious facts about the energizing beverage that perks our campus up on foggy California mornings and keeps us going through first quarter finals. In “From Bean to Brew,” we learned that UCI students are part of a long tradition of intellectuals “measuring their lives in coffee spoons” and fueling their synapses with the hallowed brew.

The J. Hillis Miller Papers Now Open

Submitted by abisio on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:39
The papers of J. Hillis Miller, world renowned literary critic and a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature her at UC, Irvine, are now open for research in Special Collections and Archives. Miller was a member of what has been called the “Yale School” of deconstruction, which included Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Harold Bloom, and Geoffrey Hartman. He began teaching at UCI in 1986 and was a member of the Critical Theory Institute. I have had the privilege of getting to know this great thinker through his personal and professional writing.

The Processing Room: Entry 6

Submitted by abisio on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:21
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in Special Collections? Well, follow me into the Processing Room for a peak at our collections as we preserve, organize, and describe them for researchers – I mean, really, who doesn’t love a backstage pass? Well, friends, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! No we haven’t finished with the J. Hillis Miller Papers yet, but I’m finally going to make good on my promise to explain more about processing!

The Processing Room: Entry Four

Submitted by abisio on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 18:50

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in Special Collections? Well, follow me into the Processing Room for a peak at our collections as we preserve, organize, and describe them for researchers – I mean, really, who doesn’t love a backstage pass?

Here I am again readers! Did you miss me?

The Processing Room: Entry Two

Submitted by abisio on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 15:36

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in Special Collections? Well, follow me into the Processing Room for a peak at our collections as we preserve, organize, and describe them for researchers – I mean, really, who doesn’t love a backstage pass?

Hello again processing enthusiasts!

Just a quick update on our progress with the J. Hillis Miller papers and gee wiz would you look at our progress!