Editorial Policy

Criticism is a peer-reviewed journal that 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.

The journal’s editors encourage scholarship that introduces new areas of study and critical inquiry, and that engages newly emergent fields and critical/theoretical approaches to the arts and the humanities, as much as they welcome more traditional modes of scholarship and thinking.

Articles and reviews published in Criticism reflect a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on literature and the arts across national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. Areas of particular interest include: visual culture; film and media studies; queer studies; gender studies; music and performance studies; politically and philosophically informed critical approaches; experimental theoretical models.