UHV hosts winter meeting of Society for Critical Exchange

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 since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs 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 an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.