Critical Inquiry is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the best critical thought in the arts and humanities. Founded in 1974, it has been called “one of the best known and most influential journals in the world” (Chicago Tribune) and “academe’s most prestigious theory journal” (New York Times).
WB202 expands the mission of the journal with a new platform for emerging and established scholars, critics, and artists to discuss the critical concerns of the past, present, and future.
CI since 1978: Celebrating Tom Mitchell’s Editorship
To celebrate his forty-two years as the editor of Critical Inquiry, we asked past and present contributors and editors Homi Bhabha (0:55), Frances Ferguson (7:35), Elizabeth Abel (10:07), Lauren Berlant (16:08), Slavoj Žižek (19:20), and Hillary Chute (27:30) to share … Continue reading →
Tales of the 1940s: A Conversation between Werner Sollors and Françoise Meltzer
Coeditor Françoise Meltzer and Werner Sollors discuss Sollors’s The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s (2014). Read Sollors’s “‘Better to Die by Them than for Them'”: Carl Schmitt Reads ‘Benito Cereno'” in the Winter 2020 issue of Critical Inquiry. … Continue reading →
All That Heaven Allows: Robert Pippin and Tom Gunning Discuss the Work of Douglas Sirk
Robert Pippin and Tom Gunning discuss Douglass Sirk’s film All That Heaven Allows (1955). Pippin’s “Love and Class in Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows” was published in the Summer 2019 issue of Critical Inquiry. You can also listen and subscribe … Continue reading →
Bruno Latour and Dipesh Chakrabarty: Geopolitics and the “Facts” of Climate Change
Bruno Latour and Dipesh Chakrabarty visited WB202 to discuss new “questions of concern” and the fight over “facts” and climate change in the world after Trump’s election. Latour and Timothy Lenton’s “Extending the Domain of Freedom, or Why Gaia Is … Continue reading →
Catherine Malabou on Life: A Critical Inquiry Interview
Catherine Malabou stopped by the office of Critical Inquiry for a short and informal audio interview during her visit to the University of Chicago two years ago. We talked about her two CI essays, her book Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality … Continue reading →
Davidson and His Interlocutors, Part 2: An Interview with Arnold I. Davidson
Coeditor Richard Neer interviews Arnold Davidson about, among other things, his writing on music. This interview expands on the work featured in “Davidson and His Interlocutors,” a Winter 2019 special issue of Critical Inquiry. This is the second part of … Continue reading →
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Academic podcast from an excellent journal
As someone who drives a lot these days and works a desk job, it’s a very welcome development to now have an audio-based channel from the minds who write and edit for CI. The interviews so far have been very interesting!
Wonderful idea to create these....
Adds another dimension to the journal.