The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of Theory: Critique of Suspicion, Critique Beyond Suspicion



The article stands for a critical argument for the present themed issue of Ekphrasis, devoted to Aftermaths of Critical Theory in Cinema, Literature, Art and Visual Culture. This short introduction briefly presents the interpretive perspective of each of the articles, pointing out that their area of inquiry is relevant for a politics of aesthetics and for the dialogue between modes of doing critique and ways of art-making, therefore avoiding any theoretical parochialism.

Keywords: political turn in arts and humanities, critical theory, post-critical, school of suspicion, the Eastern scene

DOI: 10.24193/ekphrasis.19.1