Cultural Critique Online

Issue 122, Frame 7

Welcome to Cultural Critique Online, the open-access online section of Cultural Critique. This journal provides a forum for creative and provocative scholarship in the theoretical humanities and humanistic social sciences. Transnational in scope and transdisciplinary in orientation, the journal strives to spark and galvanize intellectual debates as well as to attract and foster critical investigations regarding any aspect of culture as it expresses itself in words, images, and sounds, across both time and space. The journal is especially keen to support scholarship that engages the ways in which cultural production, cultural practices, and cultural forms constitute and manifest the nexus between the aesthetic, the psychic, the economic, the political, and the ethical intended in their widest senses. While informed by the diverse traditions of historical materialism as well as by the numerous critiques of such traditions from various parts of the globe, the journal welcomes contributions based on a variety of theoretical-methodological paradigms. Cultural Critique Online on Manifold expands Cultural Critique’s existing web presence to include new open-access book reviews, short articles, interviews, and more.

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    Hosting the CriticJ. Hillis Miller’s “The Critic as Host” and J. M. Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K

    by Russell Samolsky

    By “anachronistic reading” we signify a critical analysis of a text in and out of its time but, more innovatively, the way in which this text might also be said to solicit its future reception. The motivation for “Hosting the Critic” came out of my telling Miller of the recent discovery in the J. M. Coetzee archive that Coetzee drew on his essay, “The Critic as Host,” in writing his novel Life & Times of Michael K.

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