University of California, Irvine. Critical Theory Institute records


University of California, Irvine. Critical Theory Institute records


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.

2.6 Linear Feet (10 boxes) and 14.3 unprocessed linear feet.

eng, Latn

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