Vol. 43, No. 3 (Winter 2020) – Regular Issue

  • Jonathan Culler – A Different Approach to the Sublime
  • Arunodoy Bhattacharyya – Bacon’s Influence on Hardy: A Study of the Character and Role of Susan Henchard in The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Rafe McGregor – The Logic of Adventure: Marlow’s Moral Malady in Lord Jim
  • Andrew J. Ball – Redemptive Mourning: Virginia Woolf’s Transformation of the Elegiac Form
  • Hawk Chang – From Sight to Touch: Female Identity in Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney
  • Vivek Sachdeva – Narrating Terror: The Sound-Image Montage in Literature and Cinema with special reference to Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi-Koot
  • Debjani Banerjee – “And Kabir Stands in the Marketplace”: Politics and Poetics in an Era of Global Strife
  • Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow – The Play’s das Thing: On the Incommensurability of Arendtian Political Action and the Kantian Sublime
  • Oindri Roy – Bridging the Gaps: Towards a New Paradigmatic Interface of Translation Studies and Comparative Literature
  • Yuying Liang – The Spatial Imperative: The Need to Read Space in Salman Rushdie’s Novels
  • Pooja Mittal Biswas – The Mythification of History and the Historification of Myth: Myth and Mimesis in Shashi Tharoor’s The Great Indian Novel
  • Deepshikha Behera – Untranslatability as Resistance: A Study of Mahashweta Devi’s Draupadi
  • Yue Wang – In Search of Humanity: A Bakhtinian Dialogic Study of The Sound and the Fury
  • Wang Chutong – What Does It All Mean? An Approach to Aesthetics of Ancient Chinese Poetry
  • Sreejata Roy – Women’s Friendships as Sites of Resistance: A Study of Two ‘Bombay Novels’
  • Prashant Kumar and Rajnee Devi – Existentialist’s Traits in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: An Ontological Inquiry
  • Muskaan Kapoor – The Present-Day Medusa: Foregrounding L’ecriture Feminism in the Contemporary Retellings of Mythology
  • Ioannis Paraskevopoulos – Guy Debord’s Ex-centric Cinema: The Concept of Time and the Voice-Over Narration in his Films
  • Aurosa AlisonThe Poetics of Space: Aesthetic Remembrance in Architecture
  • Amitrajeet Mukherjee – Bridges of Memory: The Form and Function of Fascist Aesthetics in Tan Twan Eng’s The Gift of Rain
  • Muhammad Manzur Alam – Women and Sensorial Hegemony in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices
  • Michael Barr – Bound by Loss: A Cybergenetic Account of the Lacanian Signifier Contra Levi-Strauss


  • Michael Spicher – Introduction to the Symposium on Aesthetic Taste
  • João Lemos – A Taste of Moral Concerns: On the Applied Judgment of Taste
  • José L. Fernández – Kant’s Feeling: Why a Judgment of Taste is De Dicto Necessary
  • Carsten Friberg – Taste and Surveillance Capitalism
  • Michael Spicher – Aesthetic Taste Now: A Look Beyond Art and the History of Philosophy


  • Max Ryynänen – Learning from Dr. Dre: Teaching Aesthetics and Art Theory to Artists
  • Oğuz Tecimen – Auerbach, Tanpınar and Edib in Istanbul: Reinventing the Humanities and Comparative Literature – An Interview with Efe Khayyat


  • Didier MaleuvreLittérature et politique en Océanie (Literature and Politics in Oceania). Andréas Pfersmann and Titaua Porcher (Eds.)
  • Michael SpicherAesthetics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford). By Bence Nanay
  • Stuart WaltonA Companion to Adorno (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy). By Peter E. Gordon, Espen Hammer and Max Pensky (Eds.)
  • Bijay K. DantaLiterary Allusion in Harry Potter. By Beatrice Groves
  • Tirna ChatterjeeFilm, Music, Memory. By Berthold Hoeckner
  • Oindrila GhoshThe Death Script: Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country. By Ashutosh Bhardwaj
  • Shouvik N HoreK.B. Goel: Critical Writings on Art 1957-1998. By Shruti Parthasarathy (Ed.)
  • Jadumani MahanandThe Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal. By Axel Honneth (Translated by Joseph Ganahl)
  • Shaista IrshadBelieving Women In Islam: A Brief Introduction. By Asma Barlas and David Raeburn Finn
  • Reju George MathewDynamics of Subaltern Consciousness: Critical Perspectives. By Bishnu Charan Dash
  • Ritushree SenguptaWomen Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Interpreting Gender, Texts and Contexts. By Ajay K. Chaubey and Shilpa Daithota Bhat
  • Muralikrishnan T.R.Joan of Arc on the Stage and Her Sisters in Sublime Sanctity (Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries). By John Pendergast


  • Ananta Charan Sukla – The Problem of Understanding and Enjoyment in Aesthetic Experience (Winter 1978)

Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2021) – Special Issue on the Philosophy of Motion Pictures

  • Nickolas Pappas – Spike Jonze’s Her: Love and the Science Fiction Film
  • Shawn Loht – Engaging Husserl’s Theory of Meaning for the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures
  • Katarzyna Weichert – Phenomenology of Film Experience in relation to Corporeal Involvement in the World
  • Thomas WachtendorfFor nothing is concealed! Motion picture, Wittgenstein, and seeing-as
  • Michael Newell Witte – Inspiration for a Libidinal Cinema: Klossowski, Lyotard, and the Tableau Vivant
  • Prachand Praveer – The Rasa Perspective on Cinema: A Case Study of a Weird Western Movie

Vol. 44, No. 2 (Summer 2021) – Special Issue on Untranslatability: Theory, Practice and Politics

Vol. 44, No. 2 (Winter 2021) – Special Issue on Indian Writing in English


  • Everyday Aesthetics
  • Indian Aesthetics and Contemporary Theory
  • Reception of Sanskrit Studies in the 19th Century European Ideology
  • Shakespeare and Indian Aesthetics
  • Textual Strategy: Understanding and Interpretation
  • Painting and Poetry: New Accents

JCLA publishes special volumes on themes of current critical interest. Some of the special issues published in the past include “Deconstruction in Contemporary Criticism” (1985), “Representation in Contemporary Criticism” (1986), Frankfurt School of Aesthetics” (1988), Prague School Structuralism” (1991), “Indian Aesthetics and Contemporary Theory” (1992), “Italian Aesthetics since Croce” (1993), “Aesthetics Today” (1994), “Environmental Aesthetics” (1995), etc.