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Editorial Information

Keyan G. Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Associate Editors:
Hopeton Dunn, University of Botswana, Botswana
Lauren Dyll, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Ruth Teer-Tomaselli, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Handel K. Wright, University of British Columbia, Canada



Critical Arts

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Critical Arts is a peer-reviewed journal publishing 6 numbers annually, in the general fields of communication, cultural and media studies, art and digital culture and critical indigenous qualitative methodologies. Three of the six numbers are reserved for general issues and single submissions. Three are allocated to theme issues. Recent topics include ‘Brand China’, the ‘Ethnographic Turn in Art’, ‘African Cultural Studies’ and ‘Media and Empire’.

Critical Arts seeks conceptual freshness, textured writing, and experiential analysis which draws readers into its articles, narrative themes and its theoretical explorations. 

The journal encourages articles that can potentially influence the ways in which disciplines think about themselves. Our niche includes critical inter-hemispherical dialogues generated within South-North and East-West relationships. The Journal addresses how people, institutions and constituencies cope within, resist and engage this relational nexus.

Early authors included Nobel Laureates JM Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer. Later, Stuart Hall, Richard Collins, Ntongela Masilela, Handel Wright, Hopeton Dunn, Kris Rutten and Ndjabulo Ndebele have featured amongst our authors. Critical Arts is subscribed to by over 13 000 university and other libraries in South Africa, Africa, the USA and Europe via Taylor & Francis  and UNISA Press.  Critical Arts has a high readership in China.

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Clarivate Analytics [previously Web of Science]; Scopus; Alternative Press Index; ARTBibliographies Modern Languages Association; British Humanities Index; Film Literature Index; Humanities International Index; Index to South African Periodicals; International Bibliography of Social Sciences; International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts; MLA International Bibliography; Periodicals Index Online; and RI LM Abstracts of Music Literature.

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Submission Instructions

Submissions should be made online via ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcrc (in cases where internet connectivity is not conducive to a ScholarOne submission, we accept manuscripts submitted via email to the Critical Arts office.) Send any enquiries to David Nothling at [email protected] and/or editor-in-chief, Keyan Tomaselli, at [email protected]). Submissions should be original works not simultaneously submitted elsewhere, between 5000 to 7000 words in length. Page charges apply for authors affiliated with South African universities (see website).