OTHER ARCHIVAL MATERIALS IN THE CTA
This collection is an interdisciplinary group of materials some of which compiled by the Critical Theory Institute (CTI), a research group at the University of California, Irvine, comprising 15 to 20 active members from various UCI departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It also includes materials related to seminars, meetings, conferences, and institutional records.
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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. Audio and video recordings of selected events held at the Critical Theory Institute (CTI) at 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.
This collection contains nearly 10,000 published offprints acquired as part of the personal papers of several prominent critical theorists. Their topical coverage of includes the disciplines of comparative literature, literary theory, and critical theory. The offprints were separated because they were not of enduring value in documenting the scholarly work of the theorists with whose personal papers they were received. These include: Paul de Man Papers (MS-C04), Ihab Hassan Papers (MS-C05), and Murray Krieger Papers (MS-C02). Researchers interested in offprints of works by these theorists or offprints of works central to their scholarship should consult their personal papers in the UC Irvine Libraries Critical Theory Archive.
The International Center for Humanistic Discourses at the University of California, Irvine, was a research center to study "the cultural function of the humanistic discourses and, more particularly, the constitutive contribution of the arts to the formation of culture" (Quote from project proposal, circa 1992-1993). Principal investigators were Murray Krieger and Wolfgang Iser, but members of the center included Hazard Adams, Ernst Behler, Hendrik Birus, Jacques Derrida, J. Hillis Miller, K. Ludwig Pfeiffer, Bill Readings, Pauline Yu, and Wang Ching-hsien. This collection includes records for the operation of the Center. Forms of materials include published papers, conference summaries, conference transcripts, correspondence, conference planning papers, the Humboldt grant proposal, member rosters, audio cassette recordings, photographs, and one VHS.
The "Derrida and Deconstruction," or DERRIDA, listserv was an online scholarly discussion group that addressed the philosophical, political, and literary work of Jacques Derrida and the theory of deconstruction in the 1990s. This collection consists of printed email correspondence from the DERRIDA listserv between 1991 and 1994.
This collection consists of 85 audio cassette recordings of lectures by Eugenio Donato and Wolfgang Iser, as collected by former University of California, Irvine graduate student Marli Shoop. Shoop recorded the lectures while enrolled in courses at UC Irvine in the winter and spring quarters of 1982. Recordings consist primarily of lectures by Eugenio Donato.