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A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts

Edited by renée c. hoogland

Subjects: Art, Cultural Studies, Gender, Language and Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory, Music, Popular Culture, Women's Studies

Published four times per year
ISSN 0011-1589
E-ISSN 1536-0342

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Criticism provides a forum for current scholarship on literature, media, music and visual culture. A place for rigorous theoretical and critical debate as well as formal and methodological self-reflexivity and experimentation, Criticism aims to present contemporary thought at its most vital.

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Criticism Volume 56, Number 4, Fall 2014

Urban Panopticism and Heterotopic Space in Kafka’s Der Process and Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four
Raj Shah

Gatsby’s Tattoo: Gesture, Tic, and Description
Alex Benson

“We fathom you not—we love you”: Wal  Whitman’s Social Ontology and Radical Democracy
Ryan Cull

The Great Criminal, the Exception, and Bare Life in James Joyce’s Ulysses
Stephanie Brown

Diogenes the Cynic and Shakespeare’s Bitter Fool: The Politics and Aesthetics of Free Speech
David Hershinow


Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-slavery Subjects by Christina Sharpe
Kimberly Juanita Brown

California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal Narrative by Jan Goggans
Joseph Entin

Martha Rosler: The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems by Steve Edwards
Erin Bell

Pragmatic Modernism by Lisi Schoenbach
Kate Stanley

The Novel and the Sea by Margaret Cohen
Colin Dewey

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Criticism Volume 57, Number 1, Winter 2015

This Product Made From Postconsumer Content: Narrative Recycling and New Novelistic Economies
Adam Morris

Shakespeare and Terrorism
Robert Appelbaum

Circuitous Action: Revenge Cinema
Jean Ma

A Silent Book, Some Kisses, and John Marrant's Narrative
Tara Bynum

Big Glove: Televisual Dissociation and Embodied Performance
Nick Salvato

Ghost Words: Nightwood's Cryptic Imperatives
Lheisa Dustin


Katherine R. Larson on The Fabulous Dark Cloister: Romance in England after the Reformation by Tiffany Jo Werth

Joshua Javier Guzmán on Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men by Carlos Ulises Decena

Jennifer Stob on Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings by Judith F. Rodenbeck

Melba Joyce Boyd on A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010 by Cherríe L. Moraga

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56.3: Andy Warhol
56.2: Jack Smith: Beyond the Rented World


54.3: Shakespeare and Phenomenology

53.4: Transcultural Negotiations of Holocaust Memory
53.3: Open Source

52.3-4: The Wire
52.2: Honoring Eve: A Special Issue on the Work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick


50.1: Disco