Criticism and Theory

The Evolution and Possibilities of Literary Criticism

Literary criticism is defined as the study and interpretation of literature. There are many schools of literary criticism including the medieval, Renaissance, 19th century and new criticism. Literary criticism is often influenced by literary theory; nonetheless literary critics have not always been theorists.
Dec 30, 2014 |

Government Grants Within The United States Humanities Sector

The humanities are defined as academic disciplines that primarily study the human condition. It includes the study of Archaeology, Comparative Religion, Ethics, History, Languages & Linguistics, Literature, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, History, Theory, and Criticism of the Arts, and finally Aspects of the Social Sciences Which Use Historical or...
Dec 30, 2014 |

Robert J. Loescher - A Greater Art History Professor There Never Was!

Robert J. Loescher was the director for art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was the most stimulating and illuminating professor of Art History that I have ever known.  As a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I majored in Drawing & Painting I took a number of Art...
Dec 30, 2014 |

Theory Of The Nude In Art

My friends and family often ask me why so many artists paint (as they say) "naked people". Some think that the nude is only pornography, while others just think that it's out-dated in the art world. Most artists will tell you something along the lines of "we don't see them as 'naked' we just see beauty". Though this may be true, it doesn't answer...
Dec 29, 2014 |

Site dedicated to the art of film sound design and film sound theory. Presents articles, glossaries, and theoretical texts.
Apr 8, 2016 |

Movie 666

Offers alternative and progressive movie criticism, film reviews, parody posters, and humor.
Apr 8, 2016 |

The Film Journal

Publication dedicated to passionate and informed film criticism based on the perspectives of an auteur.
Apr 8, 2016 |

Center for Art and Visual Culture

Nonprofit organization conducts studies in contemporary art and visual culture, critical theory, art and cutural history, criticism, and the relationship between society and the arts.
Mar 11, 2016 |


Web journal from Quebec whose main interest is in publishing bilingual and eclectic film criticism, theory and scholarship.
Mar 11, 2016 |

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment.... Read More

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated... Read More

The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents

Corinne Cannon remembers well an especially challenging night when her first child, Jack, was an infant. The evening prompted Ms. Cannon to consider her own situation in the context of other... Read More