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

  • Max Ryynänen – Learning from Dr. Dre: Teaching Aesthetics and Art Theory to Artists
  • Michel Dion – George Eliot and Marcel Proust: The Religious Feeling and the Paradoxical Temporality
  • Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow – The Play’s das Thing: On the Incommensurability of Arendtian Political Action and the Kantian Sublime
  • Jose L. Fernandez – Hugo, Hegel, and Architecture: The Work Hangs Interrupted
  • Oindri Roy – Bridging the Gaps: Towards a New Paradigmatic Interface of Translation Studies and Comparative Literature
  • Arunodoy Bhattacharyya – Bacon’s Influence on Hardy: A Study of the Character and Role of Susan Henchard in The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Yue Wang – In Search of Humanity: A Bakhtinian Dialogic Study of The Sound and the Fury
  • Muskaan Kapoor – The Present-Day Medusa: Foregrounding L’ecriture Feminism in the Contemporary Retellings of Mythology
  • Huang Lele – Female Patronage and The Gender Transformation of Avalokitesvara
  • Prashant Kumar – Reimagining the Notion of Imagination: A Kantian Perspective
  • Catarina Pombo Nabais – The Museum Today: of Other Space for Political Resistance
  • Wang Chutong – What Does It All Mean? An Approach to Aesthetics of Ancient Chinese Poetry
  • Muhammad Manzur Alam – Women and Sensorial Hegemony in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices
  • Amitrajeet Mukherjee – Bridges of Memory: The Form and Function of Fascist Aesthetics in Tan Twan Eng’s The Gift of Rain
  • Mridula Sharma – Revisiting Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein: Ugliness and Exclusion


  • Oğuz Tecimen – Auerbach, Tanpınar and Edib in Istanbul: Reinventing the Humanities and Comparative Literature – An Interview with Efe Khayyat (Rutgers)


  • Oindrila Ghosh – The Death Script: Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country. By Ashutosh Bhardwaj
  • Shouvik Narayan HoreB. Goel: Critical Writings on Art 1957-1998. By Shruti Parthasarathy (Ed.)
  • Ritushree SenguptaWomen Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Interpreting Gender, Texts and Contexts. By Ajay K. Chaubey and Shilpa Daithota Bhat


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

Vol. 44, No. 2 (Summer 2021) Special Issue – Philosophy of Motion Pictures: New Trajectories

  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures. By Noël Carroll, Laura T. Di Summa-Knoop, Shawn Loht (Eds.).
  • Ritwik Ghatak and the Cinema of Praxis: Culture, Aesthetics and Vision. By Diamond Oberoi Vahali

Vol. 44, No. 3 (Autumn 2021) – Special Issue on Untranslatability: Theory, Practice, and Politics

Vol. 44, No. 4 (Winter 2021) – Special Issue on Indian Writing in English


  • Immaterial and Material Discourse
  • 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.