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WB202: The Critical Inquiry Podcast

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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

7737028477


Episodes

Tales of the 1940s: A Conversation between Werner Sollors and Françoise Meltzer

12/19/2019
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 →

Duration:00:38:02

All That Heaven Allows: Robert Pippin and Tom Gunning Discuss the Work of Douglas Sirk

7/18/2019
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 →

Duration:00:52:31

Bruno Latour and Dipesh Chakrabarty: Geopolitics and the “Facts” of Climate Change

4/11/2019
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 →

Duration:01:07:28

Catherine Malabou on Life: A Critical Inquiry Interview

1/29/2019
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 →

Duration:00:32:26

Davidson and His Interlocutors, Part 2: An Interview with Arnold I. Davidson

1/15/2019
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 →

Duration:00:22:23

Davidson and His Interlocutors, Part 1: An Interview with Arnold I. Davidson

1/8/2019
Coeditor Richard Neer interviews Arnold Davidson about the history of his scholarship and research (including a fortuitous encounter with Michel Foucault). This interview expands on the work featured in “Davidson and His Interlocutors,” a Winter 2019 special issue of Critical … Continue reading →

Duration:00:38:27

Dipesh Chakrabarty: Looking Back to “The Climate of History: Four Theses”

12/4/2018
Consulting Editor Dipesh Chakrabarty stopped by the office to discuss his 2009 Critical Inquiry essay, the emergence of the Anthropocene, the end of the world, and the future of theory. Listen to the podcast and visit our website to read “The … Continue reading →

Duration:00:46:41

Saidiya Hartman: An Interview with Adrienne Brown and Adom Getachew

11/20/2018
Adrienne Brown and Adom Getachew met with Saidiya Hartman in the offices of Critical Inquiry to discuss the varieties of unfreedom that Hartman continues to explore in her work. Hartman was the 2018 Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor. She is the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:43:45

Experiments in Critical Practice: Coeditor Lauren Berlant Interviews Conference Participants

11/6/2018
Lauren Berlant asks participants of “The Soup Is On” about their engagement with theory and optimism for what writing can do. The June 2018 conference launched Berlant and Katie Stewart’s The Hundreds (2018), their forthcoming experiment in form, attention, and generative worlding. … Continue reading →

Duration:00:37:40

Defining the Digital: Patrick Jagoda Interviews Alexander Galloway

10/23/2018
Executive Editor Patrick Jagoda interviews Alexander Galloway about his past and current work. To read Galloway's Winter 2013 Critical Inquiry essay, visit our website. Continue reading →

Duration:00:42:19

The Birth of Critical Inquiry: An Interview with W.J.T Mitchell

10/9/2018
Editor W. J. T. Mitchell shares his story about the journal’s beginnings and early history.

Duration:00:36:30