Critical Inquiry

(The TQCC of Critical Inquiry is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
The Universal Right to Breathe75
Imagining Palestine’s Alter-Natives: Settler Colonialism and Museum Politics44
Biopolitics in the Time of Coronavirus41
Is This a Dress Rehearsal?27
The Sultan and the Golden Spike; or, What Stratigraphers Can Teach Us about Temporality21
Gas Guzzling Gaia, or: A Prehistory of Climate Change Denialism16
On the Difference between Anthropocene and Climate Change Temporalities14
Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur13
The Rise and Fall of Biopolitics: A Response to Bruno Latour12
Surplus Data: An Introduction10
Novel Corona: Posthuman Virus9
In the Time of Pandemic, the Deep Structure of Biopower Is Laid Bare9
Golden Age of Analog7
The Future Will Not Be Calculated: Neural Nets, Neoliberalism, and Reactionary Politics7
Is Barbarism with a Human Face Our Fate?7
Ground-Zero Empiricism6
From Work to Proof of Work: Meaning and Value after Blockchain6
Recursive Philosophy and Negative Machines6
Indexical AI6
Criticism and Truth6
The Algorithm Concept, 1684–19585
To Quarantine from Quarantine: Rousseau, Robinson Crusoe, and “I”5
The Colonized Semites and the Infectious Disease: Theorizing and Narrativizing Anti-Semitism in the Levant, 1870–19145
Present Tense 2020: An Iconology of the Epoch5
Introduction to Michel Foucault’s “Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity”5
Foucault, Neoliberalism, and Equality5
Anthropocene/Anthroposcene: Integrating Temporal and Spatial Aspects of Human-Planetary Interaction toward Ethical Adaptation4
Coronavirus: A Contingency that Eliminates Contingency4
COVID-19 Metaphors4
Everywhere and Nowhere: Reflections on Phenomenology as Impossible and Indispensable (in Psychology and Psychiatry)4
Artificial Antisemitism: Critical Theory in the Age of Datafication4
Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain3
Data as Symbolic Form: Datafication and the Imaginary Media of W. E. B. Du Bois3
Surrounding and Surrounded: Toward a Conceptual History of Environment3
The Demon of Distraction3
Archiving Praxis: For Palestine and Beyond3
Viral Times3
Wittgenstein in the Machine3
The Ecology of Form3
Microbiomimesis: Bacteria, Our Cognitive Collaborators3
The Optical and the Environmental: From Screens to Screenscapes3
Groundhog Day and theEpoché3
The Art of Disciplined Imagination: Prediction, Scenarios, and Other Speculative Infrastructures3
Anticipatory Care2
Revisiting the Ferguson Report: Antiblack Concepts and the Practice of Policing2
Would a Shaman Help?2
Dispossession and Discontinuity: The Impact of the 1967 War on Palestinian Thought2
Out of the Dark2
On Cooperationism: An End to the Economic Plague2
On Addressability, or What Even Is Computation?2
Big Earths of China: Remotely Sensing Xinjiang along the Belt and Road2
On the Digital Ocean2
Temporalities of Israel/Palestine: Culture and Politics2
Aesthetic Archaeology2
Toward Dematerialization: Light, Medium, Environment2
Christianity and Secularization2
The Migration of a Form: An Ancient Concept of Justice Resurfaces in the Modern Artwork1
Zachary M. Howlett. Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2021. 266 pp.1
Granular Worlds: Situating the Sand Table in Media History1
The Philological Apparatus: Science, Text, and Nation in the Nineteenth Century1
How to Remain Human in the Wrong Space? A Comment on a Dialogue by Carl Schmitt1
Contemporary Political Adventures of Meaning: What Is Hegemony?1
Net-munity, or the Space between Us … Will Open the Future1
Gregory Zinman. Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts. Oakland, Calif.: University of California Press, 2020. 392 pp.1
Peter Snowdon. The People Are Not an Image: Vernacular Video After the Arab Spring. New York: Verso Books, 2020. 304 pp.1
What Is a Book? Kant and the Law of the Letter1
After Lucretius1
Shay Hazkani. Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2021. 352 pp.1
Don Quixote and the Public1
Apostrophe, Animation, and Racism1
Visual Literacy and 1960s Photography1
Sonic Images of the Coronavirus1
Posts from the Pandemic: An Introduction1
Retinal Justice: Rats, Maps, and Masks1
Kenner’s Networks1
Max Weber’s Confucian Care of the Self1
Karim Mattar. Specters of World Literature: Orientalism, Modernity, and the Novel in the Middle East. Edinburg: Edinburg University Press, 2020. 360 pp.1
You Have Been Misconnected1
The True Story of Fictionality1
Facing Up to the Sovereign: Pak Sheung Cheun’s Nightmare Wallpaper and Hong Kong’s Despair1
Hanging in the Air1
What the World Says: The Ottoman Empire, Interspecies Rape, and Climate in the Little Ice Age1
On the Ruins of What’s to Come, I Stand: Time and Devastation in Syrian Cultural Production since 20111
Connecting Breaths1
Introduction to Jacques Derrida’s “Christianity and Secularization”1
Computation and Interpretation in Literary Studies1
The Climatic Virus in an Age of Paralysis1
OK, Zoomer!1
How to Learn Together, Apart1
In 1837/1838: World Literature and Law1
Doron Galili. Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television, 1878–1939. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2020. 247 pp.0
The HUAC Othello0
Ryan Johnson. Transnationalism and Translation in Modern Chinese, English, French and Japanese Literatures. New York: Anthem Press, 2021. 216 pp.0
Serial Unreading0
Geraldine Heng. The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 510 pp.0
Christopher Clark. Time and Power: Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019. 293 pp.0
Reading between Freedom and Necessity0
James J. Hodge. Sensations of History: Animation and New Media Art. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 232 pp.0
“Understanding” Asians: Anti-Asian Racism, Sentimentality, Sentiment Analysis, and Digital Surveillance0
Eric Hayot. Humanist Reason: A History. An Argument. A Plan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. 324 pp.0
Tarek El-Ariss. Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019. 217 pp.0
Xiao Liu. Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 318 pp.0
Joan Wallach Scott On the Judgment of History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 114 pp.0
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Tavia Nyong’o. Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life. New York: NYU Press, 2019. 280 pp.0
Travis Vogan. The Boxing Film: A Cultural and Transmedia History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2021. 208 pp.0
:Digital Lethargy: Dispatches from an Age of Disconnection0
Introduction: Medium/Environment0
:Body without Organs, Body without Image: Ernesto Neto’s Anti-Leviathan, Becoming-Matisse: Between Painting and Architecture, and Duchamp Looked At (from the Other Side) / Duchamp with (and against0
Elleke Boehmer. Postcolonial Poetics: 21st-Century Critical Readings. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 220 pp.0
William Empson. Some Versions of Pastoral and Related Writings, ed. Seamus Perry. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 453 pp., and The Structure of Complex Words and Related Writings0
:Countries That Don’t Exist: Selected Nonfiction0
:Planetary Longings0
:The Origins of Russian Literary Theory: Folklore, Philology, Form0
:Creatures of the Air: Music, Atlantic Spirits, Breath, 1817–19130
Critical Response II: A Response to Catherine Gallagher0
Christopher S. Wood A History of Art History. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019. 472 pp.0
Richard Menke. Literature, Print Culture, and Media Technologies, 1880–1900: Many Inventions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 259 pages.0
Achille Mbembe. Brutalisme. Paris: Éditions La Découverte, 2020. 246 pp.0
Trans Romance: Queer Intimacy and the Problem of Inexistence in the Modern Novel0
:Screening Fears: On Protective Media0
Jonathan Rauch. The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2021. 280 pp.0
Fredric Jameson. Allegory and Ideology. New York: Verso, 2019. 410 pp.0
Algorithmic Abduction: Robots for Alien Reading0
Editorial Note0
Braxton Soderman. Against Flow: Video Games and the Flowing Subject. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2021. 328 pp.0
After Turing: How Philosophy Migrated to the AI Lab0
Jing Wang. The Other Digital China: Nonconfrontational Activism on the Social Web. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019. 320 pp.0
Margaret Hillenbrand. Negative Exposures: Knowing What Not to Know in Contemporary China. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2020. 292 pp.0
Iconoclash in Northern Italy circa 15000
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Maggie M. Cao. The End of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America. Oakland, Calif.: University of California Press, 2018. 280 pp.0
:Engaging Violence: Civility and the Reach of Literature0
:The Matter of Black Living: The Aesthetic Experiment of Racial Data, 1880–19300
Werner Hamacher. Two Studies of Friedrich Hölderlin. Trans. Julia Ng and Anthony Curtis Adler, Ed. Peter Fenves and Ng. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2020. 240 pp.0
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:Behind the Angel of History: The Angelus Novus and Its Interleaf0
:Poetry and Bondage: A History and Theory of Lyric Constraint0
:The Afterlife of Moses: Exile, Democracy, Renewal0
Neoliberal Subjectivation: Between Foucault and Marx0
:Book, Text, Medium: Cross-Sectional Reading for a Digital Age0
Alicia Mireles Christoff. Novel Relations: Victorian Fiction and British Psychoanalysis. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2020. 288 pp.0
The Art of Text-to-Speech0
:Operation Valhalla: Writings on War, Weapons, and Media0
Race,Get Out, and the Advent of (Enforced) Skepticism0
Lee Wallace. Reattachment Theory: Queer Cinema of Remarriage. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2020. 247 pp.0
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Craig Dworkin. Dictionary Poetics: Toward a Radical Lexicography. New York: Fordham University Press, 2020. 272 pp.0
Michel Mourlet’s “On a Misunderstood Art (1959)”: Plunging Back into the Screen0
Giovanna Fossati. From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 423 pp.0
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Susanne von Falkenhausen. Beyond the Mirror: Seeing in Art History and Visual Culture Studies. Bielefeld: transcript, 2020. 251 pp.0
:“The Savage Detectives” Reread0
Kate Crawford. Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2021. 336 pp.0
S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper. The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken or Otherwise Incomplete Objects from the Ancient World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.0
Susan Stewart. The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 379 pp.0
Hans Blumenberg. History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader. Trans. Hannes Bajohr, Florian Fuchs, and Joe Paul Kroll. New York: Cornell University Press, 2020. 609 pp.0
:Bad Education: Why Queer Theory Teaches Us Nothing0
Neetu Khanna. The Visceral Logics of Decolonization. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2020. 200 pp.0
Samantha N. Sheppard. Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2020. 264 pp.0
:Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality0
Andrea Gadberry. Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 206 pp.0
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Nadia Yaqub. Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 2018. 265 pp.0
Hannah Zeavin. The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2021. 328 pp.0
:Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical0
:Fragments: The Existential Situation of Our Time and Filaments: Theological Profiles, vols. 1–2 of Selected Essays0
:What Pornography Knows: Sex and Social Protest since the Eighteenth Century0
Queer Rigidity: Habit and the Limits of the Performativity Thesis0
:Thresholds, Encounters: Paul Celan and the Claim of Philology0
Isaac Ariail Reed. Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 283 pp.0
Pleistocene Park: Engineering Wilderness in a More-than-Human World0
Reading Anew0
The Weather in Sedgwick0
Lines Left to Cross: Deglobalization and the Domestic Western in Bong Joon-ho’sParasite0
Eliza Steinbock. Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2019. 248 pp.0
Joachim J. Savelsberg. Knowing about Genocide: Armenian Suffering and Epistemic Struggles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2021. 264 pp.0
Deborah A. Starr Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema. Stanford, Calif.: University of California Press, 2020. 252 pp.0
Jennifer L. Morgan. Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2021. 296 pp.0
:Inventing the Alphabet: The Origins of Letters from Antiquity to the Present0
The Draw of the Mark0
Critical Response IIReply to John Brenkman0
The Reification of the World: Poetry and Conquest in Marcel Broodthaers’s Maps0
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Photography and Semiotics: Use and Purpose0
Does Communist Art Exist?0
:Professing Criticism: Essays on the Organization of Literary Study0
Ecomedia in the Wild: Camera Traps, Geiger Counters, and Radioactive Boars0
Michael Clune. A Defense of Judgment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021. 256 pp.0
:Emancipation after Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution0
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:Apropos of Something: A History of Irrelevance and Relevance0
:Ideology and Politics0
Fiftieth Anniversary0
Roland Barthes. Album: Unpublished Correspondence and Texts, trans. Jody Gladding, ed. Éric Marty. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 392 pp.0
Harry Harootunian. The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. 178 pp.0
Thomas Piketty. Capital and Ideology. Trans. Arthur Goldhammer. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2020. 1104 pp.0
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Shoshana Zuboff. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. New York: PublicAffairs, 2019. 691 pp.0
Alenda Y. Chang. Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 281 pp.0
:A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See0
The Plant at the End of the World: Precious Okoyomon’s Invasive Art0
Moshe Halbertal. Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism. Trans. Daniel Tabak. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2020. 434 pp.0
Dina Danon. The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2020. 241 pp.0
:The Privilege of Play: A History of Hobby Games, Race, and Geek Culture0
:Guantánamo Frames0
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Peter Limbrick. Arab Modernism as World Cinema: The Films of Moumen Smihi. Oakland: University of California Press, 2020. 302 pp.0
Nadya Bair. The Decisive Network: Magnum Photos and the Postwar Image. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2020. 336 pp.0
The Incalculable: Thoughts on the Collapse of the Biosecurity Regime0
Re-membering the Belvedere Torso: Ekphrastic Restoration and the Teeth of Time0
:On Belonging and Not Belonging: Translation, Migration, Replacement0
Seamus Deane. Small World: Ireland 1798–2018. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 364 pp.0
On the Fence: Media, Ecology, Marx0
Jinhee Choi. Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 328 pp.0
:The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value0
Between Conformity and Dissent: Two Chinese Thinkers in Search of Esotericism0
“Respirators, Not Furnished”: On Reading Muriel Rukeyser in the Pandemic and Other Disasters0
Set Design Thinking and the Art of the Human0
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Michael Rothberg. The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2019. 288 pp.0
:Maladies of the Will: The American Novel and the Modernity Problem0
:The Machines of Evolution and the Scope of Meaning0
Meredith A. Bak. Playful Visions: Optical Toys and the Emergence of Children’s Media Culture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2020. 288 pp.0
Dick Higgins Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins, ed. Steve Clay and Ken Friedman. New York: Siglio Press, 2018. 363 pp.0
:Health Communism0
Tina Young Choi. Victorian Contingencies: Experiments in Literature, Science, and Play. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2022. 246 pp.0
Thinking on Film with Arendt and Cavell0
Old Trees, Wild Rivers: CI at Fifty0
Tessa Morris-Suzuki. Japan’s Living Politics: Grassroots Action and the Crises of Democracy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 236 pp.0
Derek Jarman and Everything That Is the Case0
Carl Schmitt’sDon Quixote0
Amia Srinivasan. The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. 304 pp.0
Victorian Equations0
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:Material Inspirations: The Interests of the Art Object in the Nineteenth Century and After0
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon. Vicious Circuits: Korea’s IMF Cinema and the End of the American Century. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2019. 248 pp.0
Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan. The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021. 320 pp.0
Brian Winston and Matthew Winston. The Roots of Fake News: Objecting to Objective Journalism. New York: Routledge, 2021. 224 pp.0
Bernard E. Harcourt. Critique and Praxis: A Radical Critical Philosophy of Illusions, Values, and Actions. New York: Columbia University Press. 696 pp.0
A Peripheral Vision: Framing the Cultural Bias in the Center of Photography0
Sensitivity and Sensing: Toward a Processual Media Theory of Electromagnetic Vibrations0
:Pathologies of Motion: Historical Thinking in Medicine, Aesthetics, and Poetics0
:Nervous Systems: Art, Systems, and Politics since the 1960s0
John Sharp and David Thomas. Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2019. 239 pp.0
Contemporary Political Adventures of Meaning: What Is a Floating Signifier?0
:Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film0