Articles tagged critical theory

Conservative Radicalism in Edmund Burke’s ‘A Philosophical Inquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful’

A reissued classic of aesthetic theory asks, Can the body be a critic?

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Judith Butler’s Latest on Making and Unmaking the Self

The essays in Senses of the Subject taken together, explore the ways in which human passions (e.g., touch; desire), influence the formation of the subject.

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Rounding Up the Gang: ‘The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today’

Razmig Keucheyan's expansive, global survey of critical theory provides an ideal primer for anyone willing to risk diving in to the eddying flows of anti-capitalist thought.

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Perpetual Inventory by Rosalind E. Krauss

What Krauss demands of the art she analyses is that it open itself to a scrutiny that it can respond to and not merely evade. The authenticity of art, for her, resides in its ability to be true to its medium.

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The Death of Jean Baudrillard Did Not Take Place

The controversial French philosopher's legacy has been tarnished by reductionist readings of his work, generated precisely by the tendencies of the mass media he sought to illuminate.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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