Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism

Founded in 2002 by undergraduate English majors, CJLC acts as an interdisciplinary forum centered around literature, culture and politics. The journal is published once a year and includes articles, reviews, interviews and original artwork. As an undergraduate publication, CJLC attempts to examine the world around us in a way that is informed by academia but not subsumed by it.

CJLC also hosts events, including panel discussions with academics and writers (past topics have included Taste, Geopolitics, Cosmopolitanism, and Occupy), and a seminar series where Columbia professors and graduate students talk about their research in a casual setting.

For more information about CJLC, please email the editors at submittocjlc@gmail.com.

 

What do we mean when we say someone has good taste? Relative to what? To whom? How is taste constructed, how does it circulate, and how does it change? How does taste—in connection with material cultures and economies—regulate and promote certain modes of cultural expression? We had these questions in mind when deciding on ‘Taste’ as the theme for this volume.
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What do we mean when we say someone has good taste? Relative to what? To whom? How is taste constructed, how does it circulate, and how does it change? How does taste—in connection with material cultures and economies—regulate and promote certain modes of cultural expression? We had these questions in mind when deciding on ‘Taste’ as the theme for this volume.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
    
 
Editors-in-Chief
Ian Trueger
Hallie Nell Swanson
 
Managing Editor
Megan Stater
 
Editors
Sarah Bai
Mariam Elnozahy
Robert Jack Gross
Adil Habib
Devika Kapadia
Megan Stater
Rebecca Teich
Jingwei Xu
 
Events Co-ordinator 
Ferial Massoud
 
Layout editor
Sangmin Lee
 
Online editor
Tabina Bajwa
 
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2013 Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism