Robin Goodman, an English professor at Florida State University, presents a paper Friday at the University of Houston-Victoria during the annual Winter Theory Institute sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange. The theme of this year’s institute was Antitheory. The participants explored questions such as, What does it mean to be against theory in the new millennium, What is the current state of post-theory, the alleged deaths of theory, and the critique of critique. The Society for Critical Exchange is North America’s oldest scholarly organization devoted to theory. The group uses interdisciplinary projects, conferences and symposia to advance the role of theory in academic and intellectual arenas. The projects encompass a broad spectrum of disciplines including literary studies, legal studies and practices, economics, composition and pedagogy.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as a teaching site in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.