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The UC Irvine Critical Theory Resource

Sponsored by the UCI Library's Department of Special Collections and Archives, this resource features many scholarly bibliographies prepared by former Critical Theory and Philosophy Bibliographer Eddie Yeghiayan. The resource is divided into two subsections, each of which can be browsed and searched:

The Wellek Library Lecturer Bibliographies

The Annual Wellek Library Lecture Series at the University of California, Irvine was inaugurated in 1981 by the Critical Theory Institute as a tribute to Professor René Wellek and in support of new scholarship. In the Spring of every year, a distinguished critic defends his or her critical stance over the course of three lectures. From 1986-2002, Mr. Yeghiayan compiled exhaustive bibliographies detailing not only the work of each lecturer, but much of the related secondary literature as well.

The University of California Humanities Research Institute Bibliographies

The University of California Humanities Research Institute was established on the Irvine campus in 1987 by the University of California Office of the President. Its objective is to promote collaborative research among University of California scholars and their national and international colleagues. Scholars organize in research groups, usually with one or two groups of 8-10 fellows, each in residence every quarter of the academic year. In addition, the UC Humanities Research Institute sponsors between eight and ten conferences annually on the UC campuses to promote advanced research in the Humanities. Successful conferences often lead to the formation of a research group, and research groups occasionally finish their work by holding a public conference.

Mr. Yeghiayan prepared selective bibliographies for many of these conferences with the intention of introducing the scholars in attendance to one another's work. Typically, these documents listed the major works to date of the participants along with a limited amount of secondary material. Because these bibliographies were conceived as integral parts of the conference proceedings, their contents were not updated since the date of the conference.

UC Irvine Philosophy Bibliographic Resource

Philosophy Bibliographies

The Philosophy Bibliographic Resource includes previously unpublished bibliogarphies prepared by Mr. Yeghiayan for Philosophy Colloquia on the UC Irvine campus from 1987 to 2002, as well as other bibliographies on philosophers at Irvine and elsewhere.