The Wellek Library Lectures Series
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. In 1985, Dr. Eddie Yeghiayan began the tradition of compiling bibliographies detailing not only the work of each lecturer, but much of the related secondary literature as well. Today, UCI research librarians continue to compile extensive bibliographies of each lecturer's work. These links to these bibliographies, as originally published, appear below.
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2012 -- Bruno Latour
2011 -- Donna Haraway
2010 -- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
2009 -- Rosalyn Deutsche
2008 -- Joan Scott
2007 -- Elizabeth Grosz
2006 -- Talal Asad
2005 -- David Harvey
2004 -- Achille Mbembe
2003 -- Angela Davis
1996 -- Étienne Balibar
On Politics and History: Presence, Cruelty, and the Universals (pdf | html)
"Presence (on Contemporaneity and Non-contemporaneity)"
"Cruelty (about 'convertible' and 'non-convertible' Violence in History)"
"The Universals (or Why Emancipatory Ideals are contradictory)"
1994 -- Wolfgang Iser
Variables of Interpretation: Iterations of Translatability ( pdf | html)
"Authority and Circularity: The Rise of Hermeneutics"
"Recursive Looping: The Cross-Cultural Relationship"
"The Travelling Differential: Converting God into Cognition"
1991 -- Fredric Jameson
The Constraints of the Postmodern (html)
"Antinomies of the Postmodern"
"Repressions of Utopia"
"The Spatial Constraints of the Postmodern"
1988 -- Murray Krieger
The Reopening of Closure ( pdf | html)
"The Figure in the Renaissance Poem as Bound and Unbounded"
"The Typological Imagination and Its Other: From Coleridge to the New Critics"
"Stricken by Metaphor: Some Thematic Consequences"
1983 -- Frank Kermode
Forms of Attention
1982 -- Perry Anderson
In the Tracks of Historical Materialism
1981 -- Harold Bloom
The Breaking of the Vessels