The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780199216406
ISSB: 1077-4254

Published for the English Association by Oxford University Press

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The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory is a companion volume to The Year's Work in English Studies, also published for the English Association by Oxford University Press. It provides a narrative bibliography of work in the field of critical and cultural theory, recording significant debates and issues of interest in a broad field of research in the humanities and social sciences.

YWCCT should be valuable to a range of readers. The journal is aimed at scholars who wish to be informed of current debates and major publications on a given subject, whether they are seeking orientation in an area to which they are new or keeping up with developments in their own field.

No collection of this kind can claim to be complete in its incorporation of publications so chapters rarely seek to be fully comprehensive, but look instead to trace and expand upon currents in critical and cultural theory, and to engage in some of their areas’ key debates. In this way, YWCCT functions not only as a bibliographical tool and overview, but also as a forum for lively interventions.

As the chapters show, debate within and across these groupings is lively and attests to a vibrant interdisciplinarity and ever-shifting foci. The editors continue to work to find ways of mapping the changing landscape of critical and cultural theory by incorporating new topics while not overlooking developments within more established debates.


The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory is edited by Professor Neil Badmington, Cardiff University and Professor Emma Mason, University of Warwick

Advisory editors:

  • Steven Connor, University of Cambridge
  • Terry Eagleton, Lancaster University
  • Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Linda Hutcheon, University of Toronto
  • Fredric Jameson, Duke University
  • Christopher Norris, Cardiff University
  • Stan Smith, Nottingham Trent University
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University
  • Patricia Waugh, Durham University

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Current Issue: Volume 24

Covering work produced in 2015, published in October 2016

  • Translation Studies: Jonathan Evans, University of Portsmouth and Ting Guo (University of Exeter)
  • Animal Studies: Matthew Calarco, California State University
  • Feminisms: Leanne Bibby, Leeds Beckett University
  • Film Theory: Angelos Koutsourakis, University of Queensland
  • Queer Theory: Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah
  • Black Critical and Cultural Theory: David Marriott, University of California, Santa Cruz and Jeramy De Cristo, University of California
  • Religion, Spirituality and Secularism: Rina Arya, University of Wolverhampton
  • Economic Criticism: Paul Crosthwaite, University of Edinburgh, Peter Knight, University of Manchester and Nicky Marsh, University of Southampton
  • Disability Studies: Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Science and Medicine: Sherryl Vint, University of California Riverside
  • Visual Culture: Sophie Oliver, Royal Holloway University of London and Inga Fraser, Tate Modern
  • Theory on Theory: Robin Sims, University of Derby
  • Performance and . . . : Patrick Duggan and Jocelyn Spence, University of Surrey
  • Psychoanalysis: Nicholas Ray, University of Leeds
  • Digital Humanities: Anthony Mandel, Cardiff University
  • Media: Charlie Gere, Lancaster University
  • Modern European Philosophy: Nina Power, University of Roehampton
  • Poetics: Josh Robinson, Cardiff University
  • Postcolonial Theory: Robert McLaughlan, Newcastle University
  • Ecocriticism: Eoin Flannery, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick
  • Popular Culture: David Pattie, University of Chester

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