Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2021) Regular Issue

  • Yuying Liang – The Production of Space and Representation of Culture: A Case Study of the Opening Ceremony of Beijing Olympics
  • Catarina Pombo Nabais – The Museum Today: Towards a Participatory and Emancipated Heterology
  • Huang Lele – Ambiguity of the Gender of Avalokiteśvara: A Comparative Study on the Representations of Avalokiteśvara from India and China during Sui-Tang Period
  • José Luis Fernández – Hugo, Hegel, and Architecture
  • Monica Choudhary – Is it easy to forget Allama Iqbal?: A Search for Progressive Religion and Recrudescence of Reason
  • Orit Klein Vartsky – Similarities and Differences between the Ballads and the Clerk’s Tale

Vol. 44, No. 2 (Summer 2021) Special Issue – Philosophy of Motion Pictures: New Trajectories [Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Indian art filmmaker Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) on his Birth Centenary]

  • Thomas E. Wartenberg -From Big Shot to Parent: Penny Serenade’s Depiction of Moral Transformation
  • David Fenner – The Evolution of Film
  • 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
  • Frank Broadman – The Fictional Film
  • 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
  • Paolo Babbiotti and Isabel Hernández-Gil – Color and Meaning in Film: An Argument from Irony
  • Joseph Arel – The Music Video of the Future
  • Ioannis Paraskevopoulos – Guy Debord’s Ex-centric Cinema: The Concept of Time and the Voice-Over Narration in his Films


  • Tirna ChatterjeeFilm, Music, Memory. By Berthold Hoeckner.
  • Tirna Chatterjee – Affirmative Aesthetics and Wilful Women: Gender, Space and Mobility in Contemporary Cinema. By Maud Ceuterick.
  • Tirna ChatterjeeRitwik Ghatak and the Cinema of Praxis: Culture, Aesthetics and Vision. By Diamond Oberoi Vahali
  • Aritra BasuExplorations in Cinema through Classical Indian Theories: New Interpretations of Meaning, Aesthetics, and Art. By Gopalan Mullik

SPECIAL ISSUE –  Indian Writing in English

  • Anjana Neira DevTalking Long Distance to the Dead: Agha Shahid Ali’s Poetic Genealogy
  • Usha Akella – South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival and Collective
  • Soumyadeep Neogi & Anil Kumar AnejaCurfewed Night and the Emergence of the Kashmiri Anglophone Resistance Literature
  • Arti Minocha – English Language and Transnational Networks: A Study of Colonial Punjab
  • Pramila Venkateswaran – Challenging Brahminical Patriarchy: The Poetry of Meena Kandasamy and Usha Akella
  • Anne Jones – Melting Façades: Ice-Candy Man and the Spatial Production of Hira Mandi in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India
  • Beerendra Pandey – Nailing Gandhi for Cracking India in Manohar Malgonkar’s A Bend in the Ganges and Raj Gill’s The Rape
  • Poonam Sharma – The Nation-state and the Indian English Novel in the Aftermath of Economic Liberalization in India
  • Nupur Chawla – Tribes in Transition: Representation of Conflict in Temsula Ao’s Short Fiction
  • Sabreen Ahmed – The Spatial Politics in the Craft of Postcolonial Indian Muslim Women Novelists: Reading Shama Futehally’s Tara Lane, Samina Ali’s Madras in Rainy Days and AnjumHasan’s The Cosmopolitans
  • Musarrat Shameem – Renegotiating Diasporic Identity: A Transnational Reading of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland
  • Arpita Sardar – Secularism Under Threat: Reading Githa Hariharan’s In Times of Siege
  • Benil Biswas – Between Ekstasis, Ekphrasis and Kinesis: Theatricality and Performativities in the Poetry of Meena Kandasamy
  • Raj Kumar – The Progressive and Untouchable Body: A Reading of Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable
  • Jasbir Jain – Dialogues Across Time: Omair Ahmad’s The Storyteller’s Tale
  • Swagata Bhattacharya – Re-defining ‘Can. Lit.’ or ‘Indian Writing in English’? English Writings and the Indian Diaspora in Canada
  • Rita Joshi – Labour and Migrant Labour in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies
  • Muhammad Manjur Alam – Women and Sensorial Hegemony in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices
  • Watitula Longkumar – Little Nationalities: Writing in English in the North-East
  • Pujarinee Mitra – Women and Anti-fascist Resistance in India: Personal Documentation in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  • Abantika Devray – Writing Violence in Postcolonial Assam Ethno-Nationalism and Armed Insurgency in Contemporary Works of Fiction

SPECIAL ISSUE – Untranslatability: Theory, Practice, and Politics


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

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.