About Criticism

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.

Current Issue: Volume 64, Issue 3 (2022) New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text

Summer/Fall 2022, Volume 64, Issues 3-4

“New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text” defines “critical bibliography” as a method that, at the intersection of critical theory and bibliographic study, challenges standard histories of the book and bookish objects. Taking up this method from a variety of fields and periods, the articles in this issue take on the very grounds, definitions, and boundaries of traditional bibliography, asking epistemological and ontological questions that interrogate the material and conceptual construction of bibliographic knowledge itself.



What Is Critical Bibliography?
Lisa Maruca and Kate Ozment

Open Access Articles


Towards an Experimental Bibliography of Hemispheric Reconstruction Newspapers
Joshua Ortiz Baco, Benjamin Charles Germain Lee, Jim Casey, and Sarah H. Salter


Acts of Disruption in the Eighteenth-Century Archives: Cooperative Critical Bibliography and The Ballitore Project
Danielle Spratt, Deena Al-halabieh, Stephen Martinez, Quill Sang, Joseph Sweetnam, Stephanie Guerrero, and Rachael Scarborough King

Criticism 64.3-4 (New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text)


Special Issue Editor
Lisa Maruca
Special Issue Editor
Kate Ozment