Through Discerning Eyes: Origins and Impact of Critical Theory at UCI
The UCI Libraries present the opening of an exciting new exhibit titled, Through Discerning Eyes: Origins and Impact of Critical Theory at UCI, on Thursday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m. in Langson Library. 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. It also highlights the impact that UCI’s critical theory faculty have on the state of theory internationally, and the program’s continued success today as a degree emphasis for UCI undergraduate and graduate students.
The exhibit will showcase the personal papers of many famous thinkers, such as Jacques Derrida and J. Hillis Miller, housed in UCI Libraries Special Collections and Archives’ Critical Theory Archive. Also on display will be several other documents from both the Critical Theory Archive and University Archives in recognition of UCI’s 50th Anniversary.
The opening night speaker is Dr. Georges Van Den Abbeele, UCI’s Dean of the School of Humanities. His own research focuses on French and European philosophical literature, critical theory, and aesthetics.
The program will be followed by a light reception and exhibit viewing. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are first come, first served. Please go to partners.lib.uci.edu/criticaltheory/rsvp to make an online reservation. For further information please call 949.824.4651 or email email@example.com.
The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.
Through Discerning Eyes: Origins and Impact of Critical Theory at UCI is curated by Archivist Alexandra Bisio and Research Librarian Dr. Matthew Roberts. The exhibit will be on display through August 2015 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.
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