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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

2015 H-Index: 13

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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 57, Number 3, Summer 2015

Low-Tech Thoreau; or, Remediations of the Human in The Dispersion of Seeds
Jason Gladstone

“Listen to the Leaves”: Derek Mahon’s Evolving Ecologies
Eoin Flannery

Sadistic Aestheticism: Walter Pater and Octave Mirbeau
Romana Byrne

The Anyan Strait and the Far East: John Donne’s Global Vision and Theological Cosmopolitanism
Mingjun Lu

Getting Loti’s Drift
Joseph A. Boone


Jeff Diamanti on Communization and Its Discontents: Contestation, Critique, and Contemporary Struggles edited by Benjamin Noys

Rebecca Laroche on What Else Is Pastoral? Renaissance Literature and the Environment by Ken Hiltner

Sarah Ruddy on After Spicer: Critical Essays edited by John Emil Vincent

Maki Fukuoka on Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India by Zahid Chaudhary

Sherry Simon on Translating Women edited by Luise von Flotow

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Criticism Volume 57, Number 4, Fall 2015
The Avant-Garde At War
A Special Issue Edited By Jonathan P. Eburne

Jonathan P. Eburne

War and Peace and Ubu: Colonialism, the Exception, and Jarry's Legacy
Timothy E. Youker

"Partout et Nulle Part": Apollinaire's Body After the War
Effie Rentzou

From the Historical Avant-Garde to Highbrow Coterie Modernism: The Little Review's Wartime Advances and Retreats
Christopher J. La Casse

"Dogs Bark": War, Narrative, and Historical Syncopation in Gertrude Stein's Late Work
Kristin Bergen

"Atlantis Buried Outside": Muriel Rukeyser, Myth, and the Crises of War
Ben Hickman

The Conceptual War Machine: Agonism and the Avant-Garde
Seth Perlow


Jonathan P. Eburne and Aaron Jaffe on Curious Visions of Modernity: Enchantment, Magic, and the Sacred by David L. Martin

Michael J. Griffin II on Modernist Futures: Innovation and Inheritance in the Contemporary Novel by David James

Howard Singerman on Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch by Anthony White

Christina Rudosky on Surrealist Ghostliness by Katharine Conley

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57.2: Critical Air Studies

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

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