CRITICAL TIMES 4:2
Now available online through Duke University Press
“Crystallization” in Frantz Fanon’s political philosophy, the body’s surface in Hannah Arendt’s oeuvre, the “life strike” of migrants in Europe, and “abolition pedagogy” in South Africa are offered by contributors to this issue as critical sites and practices for confronting the violences of colonial history, biotechnological surveillance, and institutionalized higher education. The issue also features a roundtable on Tendayi Sithole’s 2020 book The Black Register, poetry by Zakaria Mohammed, and stills from a video installation by artist Yi Xin Tong.
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"In the Midst" conveys the difficulties of writing during critical times, and registers the importance of writing from within concrete, unfolding situations, of staying with the troubles of the moment, of thinking from particular grounds, and of allowing for responsive, experimental, and tentative interventions.
Critical Times, a project of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, is a peer reviewed open access journal published by Duke University Press with the aim of foregrounding encounters between canonical critical theory and various traditions of critique emerging from other historical legacies, seeking to highlight the multiple forms that critical thought takes today.
Critical Times seeks to reflect on and facilitate the work of transnational intellectual networks that draw upon critical theory and political practice across various world regions. Calling into question hemispheric epistemologies in order to revitalize left critical thought for these times, the journal publishes essays, interviews, dialogues, dispatches, visual art, and various platforms for critical reflection, engaging with social and political theory, literature, philosophy, art criticism, and other fields within the humanities and social sciences.