Current issues are now on the Chicago Journals website. Read the latest issue.Critical Inquiry has been publishing the best critical thought in the arts and humanities for almost forty years. CI presents articles by eminent and emerging critics, scholars, and artists on a wide variety of issues central to contemporary criticism and culture, including neo-Darwinism, the Occupy movement, affect theory, and photographic automatism. The journal"s broad focus creates juxtapositions and conceptual connections that offer new grounds for theoretical debate.
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