Vol. 44, No. 3 (Autumn 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]

  • From Big Shot to Parent: Penny Serenade’s Depiction of Moral Transformation | Thomas E. Wartenberg
  • Philosophy leaves the Movie Theater: Or, Stanley Cavell at the Doors of a Discipline | Feroz Hassan
    Spike Jonze’s Her: Love and the Science Fiction Film | Nickolas Pappas
  • Engaging Husserl’s Theory of Meaning for the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures | Shawn Loht
  •  The Fictional Film | Frank Broadman
  • Phenomenology of Film Experience in relation to Corporeal Involvement in the World | Katarzyna Weichert
  • For nothing is concealed! Motion picture, Wittgenstein, and seeing-as | Thomas Wachtendorf
  • Inspiration for a Libidinal Cinema: Klossowski, Lyotard, and the Tableau Vivant | Michael Newell Witte
  •  Color and Meaning in Film: An Argument from Irony | Paolo Babbiotti and Isabel Hernández-Gil
  • Guy Debord’s Ex-centric Cinema: The Concept of Time and the Voice-Over Narration in his Films | Ioannis Paraskevopoulos
  • Accounts of Two Women: A History of Feminine Boredom through Charulata and Parama | Tirna Chatterjee
  •  The Evolution of Film | David Fenner


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


Vol. 44, No. 4 (Winter 2021) SPECIAL ISSUE – Untranslatability: Theory, Practice and Politics

  • Deepshikha Behera – Introduction
  • Lisa Foran – An Ethical Suspension of the Political: Untranstability with Beauvoir and Cassin
  • Brian James Braer – Untranstability and the Cold War: Theory in Context
  • Sabina Folnovic Jaitner Daesin in Translation: Untranslatable as Equivalence?
  • Natalia Avtonomova – Notes on Translation and Untranstability in Philosophy and Culture (Russia and Europe)
  • Eesha Kumar – Triśaṅku’s Heaven: Translation Zone
  • Chris Campanioni – Silence as Noise: The Resistance of Translation; Translation as Resistance
  • Abhinaba Chatterjee – The (Many) Worlds of World Literature: Redefining World Literature in the Context of Untranslatability
  • Sheng-mei Ma – The Subtitle that Wags the Show: The Untranslated and One Second’s Cultural Revolution
  • Tuhin Bhattacharjee – Translating Matricide: Orestes and Parashuram
  • Wang Chutong – Translation as Mirroring: Untranslatability and How to Deal with It
  • Marianna Deganutti – Code-switching and Untranslatability
  • Alex Obrigewitsch – How is Translation Possible?: The Secret of Maurice Blanchot
  • Madeleine R. Clark – Indigenous Art and Kantian Aesthetics: Kant’s Sensus Communis and the Problem of Visual Language
  • Anna Ferrari – The Untranslatability of a Private Code: John Weir’s Eddie Socket and AIDS Camp Humor
  • Vandana Lal – Rethinking Translation and Publication Politics: Dalit Writings in English Translation as World Literature
  • Ayan Chakraborty – Translating The Nation: Of Meaning and the Mythic
  • Rea Hazra – Dereification of the Politics of Untranslatability and Interminability
  • Aaron Carpenter – Tied to German, Unable to Find a Foothold in Yiddish: Examining Kafka Editing Choices of Yitzhak Löwy’s ‘Vom jüdischen Theater’
  • Byron Taylor – Untranslatability: The Rebirth of Theory?
  • Fernando Bayer – The Untranslatability of the Argentine Political Situation in Julio Cortázar’s ‘Segunda vez’
  • Seema Sinha – The Indefiniteness of Textuality



  • Immaterial and Material Discourse
  • Telling Lives, Signifying Selves: Life Writing, Representation, and Identity
  • Perspectives in Contemporary Critical Theory
  • 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
  • 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.