Critical Inquiry

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    You Have Been Misconnected.Meghanne Barker - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):201-224.
    One face in the crowd meets another. Eyes lock, only to disappear again. Craigslist missed connections, a minor genre of the personal ad, reveal the imbrication of mediation and missing. They articulate anxieties over shifting relations in cityscapes and communication infrastructures. This article treats missing as an act and affect defined through mediation. Studying a vernacular narrative form such as the missed-connections ad offers insight on the significance of missing to urban life. The architecture of missed connections shows that they (...)
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    Review of John Guillory: Professing Criticism: Essays on the Organization of Literary Study[REVIEW]Rachel Sagner Buurma & Laura Heffernan - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):362-363.
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    Review of Kevis Goodman: Pathologies of motion: historical thinking in medicine, aesthetics, and poetics[REVIEW]James Chandler - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):352-354.
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    Review of Tina M. Campt: A black gaze: artists changing how we see[REVIEW]Emily Collins - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):354-355.
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    Review of Giedre Šabaseviciute: Sayyid Qutb: An Intellectual Biography[REVIEW]Noa Davidyan - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):355-356.
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    Review of John Guillory: Professing Criticism: Essays on the Organization of Literary Study[REVIEW]Frances Ferguson - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):356-358.
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    Review of David Simpson: Engaging Violence: Civility and the Reach of Literature[REVIEW]Kevis Goodman - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):358-360.
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    Review of Stanislav Aseyev, Zenia Tompkins and Nina Murray: The Torture Camp on Paradise Street[REVIEW]Lisa Hajjar - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):360-361.
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    Victorian Equations.Andrea Kelly Henderson - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):252-276.
    As familiar as the form of the mathematical equation is to us, the ostensibly simple act of equating unlike things was an achievement many centuries in the making, and one that would ultimately redefine European mathematical enquiry such that its bias toward geometry and the concrete would be displaced by a bias toward algebraic abstraction. The moment of that displacement was the nineteenth century, and its broader significance is on particularly striking display in the British context, where the implications of (...)
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    Review of Michael Steinberg: The afterlife of Moses: exile, democracy, renewal[REVIEW]Peter Jelavich - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):364-365.
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    Review of and Giancarlo Casale: Prisoner of the Infidels: The Memoir of an Ottoman Muslim in Seventeenth-Century Europe[REVIEW]Ceyda Karamursel - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):365-366.
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    The Art of Text-to-Speech.Benjamin Lindquist - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):225-251.
    Long before Siri and ChatGPT uttered their first automated words, there was only one way to program synthetic speech: with paint and brush. During the transformative years between 1930 and 1960, artists, linguists, and engineers mixed sound and image in a way that combined artistic production with new technologies. What was known as “synthesis-by-art” grew into the rules that power computer speech today. This article concentrates on the emergence of rule-based speech synthesis at Haskins Laboratories in mid-twentieth-century America. An unexpected (...)
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    Contemporary Political Adventures of Meaning: What Is a Floating Signifier?Catherine Malabou - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):305-316.
    This text is the edited transcript of Catherine Malabou’s second Critical Inquiry visiting-professorship lecture at the University of Chicago in January 2022.
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    Notational/poetics: Noting, Gleaning, Itinerary.Maureen N. McLane - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):277-304.
    This article establishes itself first in a kind of slough, a lack of inspiration, and transvalues this via Fred Wah’s poem “Ikebana” and Roland Barthes’s celebration of haiku as a form that “lacks inspiration.” Following Barthes on “the minimal act of writing that is Notation,” this article explores and theorizes the status of the notational in and for poetics. The article registers and sustains the ambiguity in notatio, notationis and suggests that the notational points to a conceptual dialectic between condensation (...)
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    Review of Annie Bourneuf: Behind the Angel of History: The Angelus Novus and Its Interleaf[REVIEW]Zakir Paul - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):366-368.
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    Review of Mona El-Ghobashy: Bread and Freedom: Egypt’s Revolutionary Situation[REVIEW]Dina Rashed - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):368-369.
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    The Draw of the Mark.Peter Schwenger - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):335-351.
    The mark is the present moment of writing. It follows that if we give some thought to marks, we will also learn something about writing. The mark takes place in a certain space, from which it distinguishes itself. In George Spencer-Brown’s Laws of Form, a right-angle mark becomes the founding gesture for a study of distinction, space, and the relations between them. The Spencer-Brown mark is presented as the elegant minimum needed to convey the idea of “continence” or spatial enclosure. (...)
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    Review of Sony Coráñez Bolton: Crip Colony: Mestizaje, US Imperialism, and the Queer Politics of Disability in the Philippines[REVIEW]Bassam Sidiki - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):370-371.
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    Review of Elisa Tamarkin: Apropos of something: a history of irrelevance and relevance[REVIEW]David Carroll Simon - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):371-372.
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    A Peripheral Vision: Framing the Cultural Bias in the Center of Photography.Kwabena Slaughter - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):317-334.
    This article explores issues of what is seen and not seen, recorded and disregarded, as they relate to the author’s practical experimentations with alternate uses/forms of the camera. These alternates include the slit-scan camera and a little-known form called the cylinder pinhole camera, which was originally designed and tested by the photo historian Joel Snyder. What do these cameras tell us, the author asks, about the center and periphery of an image as it exists inside a camera before that image (...)
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    Review of Barbara Klinger: Immortal Films: “Casablanca” and the Afterlife of a Hollywood Classic[REVIEW]Pamela Robertson Wojcik - 2024 - Critical Inquiry 50 (2):373-374.
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