Category: Critical Theory

20 January, 2014

Fergus McGhee

On the Open Sea

Fergus McGhee on Philip Kitcher’s Deaths in Venice, a philosophical take on the reception history of Thomas Mann’s classical novella.


11 July, 2013

Esther Allen and Matthew Reynolds

On Translation III: Nimrod’s Gibberish

Esther Allen and Matthew Reynolds conclude their discussion with thoughts on metaphor, theory, and the translatability of nonsense.


10 July, 2013

Esther Allen and Matthew Reynolds

On Translation II: The World and the Work

Are a translator's loyalties always split between source and target language? Esther Allen and Matthew Reynolds continue their conversation.


9 July, 2013

Esther Allen and Matthew Reynolds

On Translation I: “On ne dit pas ‘de l’easy listening’”

Our special series with Esther Allen and Matthew Reynolds begins with their consideration of the global dominance of English.


25 June, 2013

Rosie Lavan

Perpetual Motion



13 May, 2013

Kirsten Lew

Reforming Beauty

Kirsten Lew considers the cute, the zany, and the interesting in Sianne Ngai's reappraisal of aesthetics.


21 January, 2013

Zohar Atkins

Contradicted From Within

Zohar Atkins spots some familiar paradoxes in Martin Hägglund’s Dying For Time but can’t find Heidegger anywhere.