Guide to the Critical Theory Institute Audio and Video Recordings, University of California, Irvine MS.C.010

Finding aid prepared by Ernesto Bassi and Cyndi Shein, 2008; Audra Eagle Yun, 2012; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein.
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2013


Title: Critical Theory Institute audio and video recordings, University of California, Irvine
Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.010
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.6 Linear feet (10 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1987-2008
Abstract: This collection primarily comprises audio and video recordings of selected events held at the Critical Theory Institute (CTI) at the University of California, Irvine (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. The collection also contains several lectures given off campus by UCI faculty associated with CTI.
Creator: University of California, Irvine. Critical Theory Institute.

Access

The collection is open for research. Access to duplicating masters of video recordings is restricted; viewing copies must be used instead. If a viewing copy is not available, one must be created before use.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Critical Theory Institute Audio and Video Recordings, University of California, Irvine. MS-C010. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

Acquisition Information

Transferred periodically by the Critical Theory Institute.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Ernesto Bassi and Cyndi Shein in 2008. Additions made by Joanna Lamb in 2009 and 2010; additions made by Audra Eagle Yun in 2012.

Historical Background

The Critical Theory Institute (CTI) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research group at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), comprising 15 to 20 active members from various UCI departments in the humanities and social sciences. CTI began in the early 1980s as an informal reading group and since 1987 has operated as an organized research unit. CTI is closely allied with UCI's curricular program in critical theory.
Every three to four years, CTI organizes research projects focusing on a particular theme. Around this theme, CTI organizes several presentations and discussions of work of both CTI members and invited guests in its Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory series. Past themes have included "Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture" and "Forces of Globalization." Books are compiled after the research projects are complete and have included many of the Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory.
Since 1981 CTI has sponsored the Wellek Library Lectures, an annual lecture series named in honor of Professor Emeritus René Wellek (Yale University), whose papers and library of works in critical theory are housed at UCI's Special Collections and Archives. Each year CTI invites internationally distinguished critical theorist to deliver a series of three lectures at UCI in which he or she develops a critical position and relates it to the contemporary theoretical scene.

Chronology of Themes for the Research Projects and Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory

1982-1985 The Aims of Representation
1985-1988 The States of "Theory"
1988-1991 Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture
1991-1995 "Culture" and the Problem of the Disciplines
1995-1999 Forces of Globalization
1999-2003 Futures of Property and Personhood
2003-2008 In Security
2008-2012 Poor Theory

Chronology of Wellek Library Lectures

1981 Bloom, Harold. "The Breaking of the Vessels: In Defense of Antithetical Criticism"
1982 Anderson, Perry. "In the Tracks of Historical Materialism"
1983 Kermode, Frank. "Forms of Attention"
1984 Derrida, Jacques. "Mémoires: Three Lectures for Paul de Man"
1985 Miller, J. Hillis. "The Ethics of Reading"
1986 Lyotard, Jean-François. "The Law, the Form, the Event"
1987 Marin, Louis. "Pascalian Propositions for Today"
1988 Krieger, Murray. "A Reopening of Closure: Organicism Against Itself"
1989 Said, Edward. "Musical Elaborations"
1990 Cixous, Hélène. "Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing"
1991 Jameson, Fredric. "The Constraints of the Postmodern"
1992 Hartman, Geoffrey. "Three on 'Culture'"
1993 Keller, Evelyn Fox. "Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology"
1994 Iser, Wolfgang. "Variables of Interpretation: Iterations of Translatability"
1995 Krauss, Rosalind. "Formless: A Feat"
1996 Balibar, Etienne. "On Politics and History: Presence, Cruelty and the Universals"
1997 Harootunian, Harry. "History's Disquiet: Modernity and Everyday Life"
1998 Butler, Judith. "Antigone's Claim: Kinship, Aberration and Psychoanalysis"
1999 Baudrillard, Jean. "The Vital Illusion"
2000 Spivak, Gayatri. "The New Comparative Literature"
2001 Bhabha, Homi. "Scrambled Eggs and a Dish of Rice"
2002 Gilroy, Paul. "Elements of Post-colonial Melancholia"
2003 Davis, Angela. "Lectures on Abolition"
2004 Mbembe, Achille. "The Political Life of Sovereignty"
2005 Harveym, David. "Geographical Knowledges / Political Powers"
2006 Asad, Talal. "Thinking about Suicide Bombing"
2007 Grosz, Elizabeth. "Chaos, Territory, Art"
2008 Scoot, Joan W. "Politics and Academic Freedom"
2009 Deutsche, Rosalyn. "Hiroshima after Iraq: Three Studies in Art and War"
2010 Thiongʾo, Ngũgĩ wa. "The Hegelian Lord and Colonial Bondsman: Literature and the Politics of Knowing"
2011 Donna Haraway. "Playing Cat's Cradle with Companion Species"
2012 Bruno Latour.
2013 Peter Sloterdijk.

Bibliography

Critical Theory Institute, University of California, Irvine. "CTI Home Page." UC Regents: 2002-2007. http://www.humanities.uci.edu/critical/index.html (accessed June 16, 2008).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection primarily comprises audio and video recordings of selected events held at the Critical Theory Institute (CTI) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Events include lectures presented by 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.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series:
  • Series 1. Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory, 2002-2008
  • Series 2. Wellek Library Lectures, 1987-2007
  • Series 3. Other Conferences and Lectures, 1988-2004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of California, Irvine. Critical Theory Institute -- Archives..
Audiocassettes -- 20th century.
Critical theory -- Archives.
Critical theory -- Audio-visual aids.
DVDs -- 21st century.
Lectures -- 20th century.
Lectures -- 21st century.
Video recordings -- 20th century.
Video recordings -- 21st century
Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine -- Archives.

 

Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory Series 1. 2002-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains audio and video recordings of selected lectures given at UCI as part of the series Irvine Lectures in Critical Theory.

Arrangement

Printed material about the lectures is arranged first, followed by audio and video recordings in chronological order.

Restrictions

Access to duplicating masters is restricted; where they do not already exist, viewing copies must be made before use.
Box-folder 8 : 1

Printed fliers promoting ILCT events 2002-2009

 

Poovey, Mary. "Commodifying the Future: Futures Trading on the Stock Market" 2002 November 25

Box-folder 1 : V001-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Balibar, Etienne. "My Self and My O wn: One and the Same?" 2003 February 12

Box-folder 1 : V002-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Rabinow, Paul. "Untimely Meditations: Belated and Adjacent Work-in-Progress" 2003 February 25

Box-folder 1 : V003-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Lippit, Akira. "One, Two, Three: The Psychic Economy of Multiplicity" 2003 April 3

Box-folder 1 : V004-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Schwab, Gabriele. "Ethnographies of the Future: Personhood, Agency, and Power in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis" 2003 April 30

Box-folder 1 : V005-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Dillon, Michael. "Security, Life, Terror" 2004 March 10

Box-folder 1 : V006-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Masco, Joseph. "Threat Assessments: The Nuclear State of Emergency." 2004 May 12

Box-folder 1 : V007-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Smith, John H. "Critique of Secure Reason" 2004 May 26

Box-folder 1 : V008-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Poster, Mark. "The Digital Self: Identity Theft and Security" 2005 January 26

Box-folder 1 : V009-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Goldberg, David Theo. "Targets of Opportunity" 2005 February 23

Box-folder 1 : V010-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Hajjar, Lisa. "What's the Matter With You? - The Crime of Torture and the Role of Lawyers" 2005 April 13

Box-folder 1 : V011-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Brown, Wendy. "Secularism, Idealism, Materialism: Charles Taylor and Karl Marx" 2008 January 9

Box-folder 1 : D015-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 DVD
 

Freccero, Carla. "Carnivorous Virility, or Becoming-Dog 2009/11/16

Box-folder 001: D022-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 DVD
 

Wellek Library Lectures Series 2. 1987-2007

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains audio and video recordings of the Wellek Library Lectures from 1987 to 2007. The 1988 and 2002 lectures are not included.

Arrangement

Printed material about the lectures is arranged first, followed by audio and video recordings in chronological order.

Restrictions

Access to duplicating masters is restricted; where they do not already exist, viewing copies must be made before use.
Box-folder 8 : 2

Printed flyers promoting WLL events 1991, 2001-2007

 

Marin, Louis. "Pascalian Propositions for Today" 1987 March 31, April 2-3

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 2 : A001-M to A003-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
 

Said, Edward. "Musical Elaborations" 1989 May

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 2 : A004-A to A009-A

Archival originals

General Physical Description note: 6 audiocassettes
Box-folder 2 : A004-M to A012-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 9 audiocassettes
Box-folder 9 : A004-U to A009-U

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: 6 audiocassettes
 

Cixous, Hélène. "Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing" 1990

Box-folder 2 : A013-M to A018-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 6 audiocassettes
Box-folder 10 : 7, Item A013-U to A014-U

Listening copies

Physical Description: 2 audiocassettes
 

Jameson, Fredric. "The Constraints of Postmodernism" 1991 April, 24, 25, 26

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 2 : A019-M to A021-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A019-U to A021-U, Box-folder 3 : A019-U to A021-U

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
 

Hartman, Geoffrey. "Three on 'Culture'" 1992 June

Scope and Contents note

Includes only the third of the three lectures given by Geoffrey Hartmann. Also includes an introduction by Alex Gelley.
Box-folder 2 : A022-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette
 

Keller, Evelyn Fox. "Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology" 1993 June

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 2 lectures: "Molecules, Messages, and Memory" and "Valences of Organicism."
Box-folder 2 : A023-M to A024-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
 

Iser, Wolfgang. "Variables of Interpretation: Iterations of Translatability" 1994 May 23, 24, 26

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 2 : A025-M to A027-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A025-U to A027-U

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
 

Krauss, Rosalind. "Formless: A Feat" 1995 May

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 2 : A028-M to 033-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 6 audiocassettes
 

Balibar, Etienne. "On Politics and History: Presence, Cruelty, and the Universals" 1996 May 6, 7, 9

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures: "Presence," "Cruelty," and "Universals."
Box 10, Folder 6

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: Three compact discs (CDs).

Scope and Content Summary

Includes audio for "Cruelty" and "Universals" lectures only.
 

Harootunian, Harry. "History's Disquiet: Modernity and Everyday Life" 1997 May 12, 13, 15

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 2 : A039-M to A041-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes.
 

Butler, Judith. "Antigone's Claim: Kinship, Aberration, and Psychoanalysis" 1998 May 8, 11, 12

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 3 : A042-M to A045-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 4 audiocassettes
 

Baudrillard, Jean. "The Vital Illusion" 1999 May

Box-folder 3 : A046-M to A051-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 6 audiocassettes
 

Spivak, Gayatry. "The New Comparative Literature" 2000 May 22, 23, 25

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 3 : A052-M to A054-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
 

Bhabha, Homi. "Scrambled Eggs and a Dish of Rice" 2001 November 5, 6, 8

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures: "The Quasi-Colonial: Scrambled eggs and a Dish of Rice," "Shadows and Citizens," and "A Global Measure."
Box-folder 4 : V012-M to V014-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 VHS cassettes
Box-folder 6 : V012-U to V014-U

Viewing copies

General Physical Description note: 3 VHS cassettes
 

Gilroy, Paul. "Elements of Post-Colonial Melancholia" 2002 May 13, 14, 16

Scope and Content Summary

Comprises three lectures: "Living with Difference," "Human Rights and the Racial Nomos," and "Race is Ordinary."
 

Viewing copies

General Physical Description note: 3 DVDs.
 

Harvey, David. "Geographical Knowledges / Political Powers" 2005 May 16, 17, 18

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 4 : D016-M to D018-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 DVDs
Box-folder 6 : V016-U to V018-U

Viewing copies

General Physical Description note: 3 VHS cassettes
 

Asad, Talal. "Thinking About Suicide Bombing" 2006 May 15-17

Scope and Content Summary

Comprises three lectures: "Terrorism,"Suicide Terrorism," and "Horror and Suicide Terrorism."
Box 10, Folder 4, Disk 006-U to 008-U

Viewing copies

General Physical Description note: 3 DVDs.
Box 10, Folder 4

Bibliography

 

Grosz, Elizabeth. "Chaos, Territory, Art" 2007 May 7, 8, 10

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 3 lectures.
Box-folder 4 : D019-M to D021-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 DVDs
Box-folder 6 : V019-U to V021-U

Viewing copies

General Physical Description note: 3 VHS cassettes
Box 10, Folder 3

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. "The Hegelian Lord and Colonial Bondsman: Literature and the Politics of Knowing" 2010 May 17, 19, 21

Scope and Content Summary

Comprises three lectures.
Box 10, Folder 3, Disk 003-U to 005-U

Viewing copies

General Physical Description note: 3 DVDs.
Box 10, Folder 3

Bibliography

 

Other conferences and lectures Series 3. 1988-2004

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains audio and video recordings of other conferences and lectures organized by CTI and held at UCI. It also contains recordings of reading groups' discussions, lectures given by UCI critical theorists at other universities, and conferences organized by CTI in cooperation with other UCI departments.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by type of event, then chronologically within each type.

Restrictions

Access to duplicating masters is restricted; where they do not already exist, viewing copies must be made before use.
 

Conferences organized by CTI at UCI

 

Derrida / Deleuze: Psychoanalysis, Territoriality, Politics

Biographical/Historical note

Conference organized by Gabriele Schwab and coordinated by Erin Ferriss, Lisa Ness, and Jay Haile.
Box-folder 8 : 3

Printed flier, event program, and other materials

 

Derrida / Translating / Derrida exhibit, opening remarks by curator, Dragan Kujundzic 2002 April 12

Box-folder 4 : V022-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
Box-folder 6 : V022-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Malabou, Catherine. "Polymorphism Never Will Pervert Childhood" 2002 April 12

Box-folder 4 : V023-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
Box-folder 6 : V023-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

"Minoritarian Politics / Literature and Film" presentations 2002 April 13

Box-folder 4 : V024-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
Box-folder 6 : V024-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Derrida, Jacques. "The Transcendental 'Stupidity' ('Bêtise') of Man and the becoming-animal according to Deleuze" 2002 April 13

Box-folder 4 : V025-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
Box-folder 7 : V025-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Eisenmann, Peter. "Architecture and the Problem of the Weak Image" 1989 April 12

Box-folder 9 : A055-A to A056-A

Arichival originals

Box-folder 3 : A055-M to A056-M

Duplicating originals

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes.
Box-folder 9 : A055-U to A056-U

Listening copies

 

Benjamin, Jessica. "Sympathy for the Devil: Notes on Sexuality and Aggression" 1989 May 3

Box-folder 3 : A057-A to A058-U

Archival originals

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A057-M to A058-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A057-U to A058-U

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
 

Haraway, Donna. "A Companion Species Manifesto" 2003 January 15

Box-folder 4 : V026-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette.
 

Deuber-Mankowsky, Astrid. "Cutting Off Mediation: Agamben as Master Thinker" 2004 March 2

Box-folder 4 : V027-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Other recordings

Scope and Contents note

Includes various discussion groups, conferences, and paper presentations held at UCI. Also includes events held at other venues.
 

Carroll, David. "Community after Devastation" 1988 November 16

Box-folder 3 : A057-A to A058-A

Archival originals

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A060-M to A062-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 3 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A057-U to A058-U

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
 

Discussion session on Karl Marx's German Ideology 1988 November 11

Box-folder 9 : A059-A, A067-A

Archival originals

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassettes
Box-folder 3 : A059-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette
Box-folder 9 : A059-U, A067-U

Listening copies

General Physical Description note: 2 audiocassetes
 

Discussion session 1 on Max Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment 1988 December 7

Box-folder 9 : A063-A, A068-A

Archival originals

Box-folder 3 : A063-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette
Box-folder 9 : A063-U, A068-U

Listening copies

 

Discussion session 2 on Max Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment 1989 January 11

Box-folder 9 : A064-A, A069-A

Archival originals

Box-folder 3 : A064-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette
Box-folder 9 : A064-U, A069-U

Listening copies

 

Duttman, Benjamin 1990 April 30

Box-folder 3 : A065-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette
 

Unidentified recording undated

Box-folder 3 : A066-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette
 

Larkin, Brian. "The Secular Machine: Radio and the Materiality of Qur'anic Recitation" 2011 February 9

Box 10, Folder 1, Disk 001-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 DVD.
Box 10, Folder 1

Flyer

 

Interview with Jean-François Lyotard 1996 April 9

Box-folder 4 : V028-M to V029-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 2 VHS cassettes
Box-folder 7 : V028-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Edward Said and his Legacy 2003 November 14

Biographical/Historical note

Event held at UCI in memory of Edward Said.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Said, Edward W.
Box-folder 5 : V036-M to V040-M

Duplicating masters

General Physical Description note: 5 VHS cassettes
 

The School of Criticism and Theory, Annual Senior Fellows Conference

Scope and Contents note

The conference was held at Cornell University.
 

Remembrances of Murray Krieger and lecture by Geoffrey Hartman 2001 April 20

Scope and Contents note

Includes dedication of conference to the memory of Krieger and remembrances of Krieger by colleagues, including Jacques Derrida.
Box-folder 5: V030-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Carroll, David. "Memory, Fiction" 2001 April 20

Box-folder 5: V031-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Fish, Stanley. "Holocaust Denial and Academic Freedom" 2001 April 20-21

Box-folder 5: V032-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

J: Around the Work of J. Hillis Miller

Biographical/Historical note

This conference was organized by several academic departments at UCI and directed by Barbara Cohen and Dragan Kujundzic.
 

Keynote address by Jacques Derrida, "Justices." 2003 April 18

Box-folder 5 : V034-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
Box-folder 7 : V034-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Keynote address by J. Hillis Miller, "J/O[0]" 2003 April 19

Box-folder 5 : V035-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
Box-folder 7 : V035-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

LaCapra, Dominick. "History, Memory, Trauma" 2001 April 20-21

Box-folder 5: V033-M

Duplicating master

General Physical Description note: 1 VHS cassette
 

Patel, Geeta. "Impossible Objects? Reading Ismat Chughtai's Fiction" 2011 March 9

Box 10, Folder 2, Disk 002-U

Viewing copy

General Physical Description note: 1 DVD.
Box 10, Folder 2

Flyer