A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts
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"
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
On the Cultural Projection of Population Crisis: The Case of The Omega Man
Digital Transcendentalism in David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
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
Antitheatricality and Irrationality: An Alternative View
Kent R. Lehnhof
Moths, Photographs, and Emigrants: The Capacity for Transmigration in the Work of W. G. Sebald
Binding the Void: The Erotics of Place in Antony and Cleopatra
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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