50th Anniversary Arts and Humanities Conference: Creativity, Cognition, Critique

Department: Critical Theory at UCI

Date and Time: May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016 | 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Event Location: Panels and keynotes: HG1030 Performance: xMPL, School of the Arts Screening: McCormick Screening Room

Event Details

Friday, May 20, 10 am - 5 pm | Thursday, May 21, 10 am - 5 pm

The School of Humanities and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts will celebrate UCI's 50th anniversary by presenting “Creativity, Cognition, Critique.” The conference will probe the flow among acts of artistic and technological making, forms of interpretation and reflection, and the cognitive processes that they share. Speakers are major and emerging figures in the arts, the humanities, and their intersection. This event is linked to the 2016 Wellek Lectures, the School of Humanities’ premier lecture event in Critical Theory. Katherine Hayles, Professor of English at Duke University and a leader in the fields of digital humanities, electronic literature, and literature and science, will give the 2016 Wellek Lectures. The week will also be enriched by a residency with Georgina Born, a prominent musicologist from the UK who has done research on UCI’s digital arts program and legacy. Major guests include filmmaker Charles Burnett.

For a detailed program, see the Humanities Commons event listing here.