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A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts

Edited by Lisa Maruca

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: 18

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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 64, Number 1, Winter 2022

The Fateful Gamble: Autoimmunity and the Mattering of Black Life
Travis Alexander

Gold Rush: Money-Image in Deleuze and Chaplin
Char Roone Miller

Melancholy's Ends: Thomson's Reveries 
Jonathan C. Williams

Hawkish Reading: John Steinbeck and the Vietnam War
Douglas Dowland


Ian Funk on Vulnerable Constitutions: Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood by Cynthia Barounis

H. N. Lukes on Foucault’s Strange Eros by Lynne Huffer

Catherine R. Peters on An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States by Lauren F. Klein

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