Founded 30 years ago, Critical Inquiry is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing the best critical thought in the arts and humanities. Combining a commitment to rigorous scholarship with a vital concern for dialogue and debate, the journal presents articles by eminent and emerging critics, scholars, and artists on a wide variety of issues central to contemporary criticism and culture.
In CI new ideas and reconsideration of those traditional in criticism and culture are granted a voice. The wide interdisciplinary focus creates surprising juxtapositions and linkages of concepts, offering new grounds for theoretical debate. In CI, authors entertain and challenge while illuminating such issues as improvisations, the life of things, Flaubert, and early modern women's writing. CI comes full circle with the electrically charged debates between contributors and their critics.
Summer 2004 Volume 30 Number 4:
Reflections on Historical Time
History's Greatest Forger: Science, Fiction, and Fraud along the Seine
Beauty, the Irreal, and the Willing Assumption of Disbelief
C. J. W.-L. Wee
Staging the Asian Modern: Cultural Fragments, the Singaporean Eunuch, and the Asian Lear
Jean and John Comaroff
Criminal Obsessions, after Foucault: Postcoloniality, Policing, and the Metaphysics of Disorder
Books of Critical Interest