The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780198863366
ISSN: 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 Emma Mason and Professor Christina Lupton, 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 27

Covering work produced in 2018, published in October 2019

  • Book Media Theory: Trina Hyun, Yale University
  • Science and Medicine: Tita Chico, University of Maryland
  • Postcolonial Theory: Edward Powell, Independent Scholar
  • Psychoanalysis: Lucy Arnold, University of Worcester
  • Queer Theory: Jennifer L. Miller, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Ecocriticism: John Charles Ryan, University of New England
  • Economic Criticism: Nick Valvo, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Visual Culture: India Lewis, Independent Scholar
  • Film Theory: Gary Bettinson, Lancaster University
  • Affect Theory: Karen Simecek, University of Warwick
  • Feminisms: Anna Watz, Linkoping University
  • Modern European Philosopy: George Tomlinson, Brunel University
  • Poetics: Stephen Grace, University of York
  • Animal Studies: Richard Iveson, Independent Scholar
  • Disability Studies: Marion Quirici, Duke University
  • Performance, Theatre, Drama: Rebecca Kastleman, University of Virginia
  • Theory on Theory: Robin Sims, University of Derby
  • Popular Culture: Tracey Potts, Universitry of Nottingham
  • Digital Humanities: Anthony Mandal, Cardiff University

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