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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

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 58, Number 1, Winter 2016

In and Out, Or "The Ambiguity of the Jewel"
Daniel Humphrey

Black Like Malcolm: Grace Halsell's Rewriting of Black Like Me (1961) in Soul Sister (1969)
Martha J. Cutter

White Skin, Black Flag: Hardcore Punk, Racialization, and the Politics of Sound in Southern California
Shaun Cullen

On the Cultural Projection of Population Crisis: The Case of The Omega Man
Justin Sully

Digital Transcendentalism in David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
John Shanahan


Jonathan Crewe on The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton by Richard Strier

Louis van den Hengel on Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art by Elizabeth Grosz

Steven S. Lee on Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931–1941 by Katerina Clark

Alina Cherry on Pictures into Words: Images in Contemporary French Fiction by Ari J. Blatt

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Criticism Volume 58, Number 2, Spring 2016

The Dialectic of War and Utopia: Systemic Closure and Embattled Social Life in the Work of Fredric Jameson
Stephen D. Carter

The Subjunctive Poetics of the Undocument: C. L. R. James's American Civilization
Laura Harris

Antitheatricality and Irrationality: An Alternative View
Kent R. Lehnhof

Moths, Photographs, and Emigrants: The Capacity for Transmigration in the Work of W. G. Sebald
Doris Chon

Binding the Void: The Erotics of Place in Antony and Cleopatra
Gillian Knoll

Eating Popcorn with Chopsticks: Revisionary Black Masculinity in Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon
Shanté Paradigm Smalls


Fredric R. Jameson on The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange by Kojin Karatani

Andrew Winckles on Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century by Claudia Thomas Kairoff

Holly A. Crocker on The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity by Joseph Campana

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57.4: The Avant-Garde at War
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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