October (journal)


October (journal)
October  
Image: octoberlowres.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO) October
Discipline Contemporary art
Language English
Edited by Adam Lehner
Publication details
Publisher MIT Press (United States)
Publication history 1976-present
Frequency Quarterly
Indexing
ISSN 0162-2870 (print)
1536-013X (web)
LCCN 2001-213401
OCLC number 47273509
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October is a peer-reviewed academic journal specializing in contemporary art, criticism, and theory, published by the MIT Press.

Contents

History

October was established in 1976 in New York by Rosalind Krauss and Annette Michelson, who left Artforum to do so. Its name is a reference to the Eisenstein film[1] that set the tone of intellectual, politically engaged writing that has been the hallmark of the journal. The journal was an important participant in introducing French post-structural theory on the English-speaking academic scene, and the journal became a major voice interpreting postmodern art. Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, one of the co-founders of the journal, withdrew after only a few issues, and by the spring of 1977, Douglas Crimp joined the editorial team. In 1990, after Crimp left the journal, Krauss and Michelson were joined by Yve-Alain Bois, Hal Foster, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Denis Hollier, and John Rajchman.[2]

Contents

As well as in-depth articles and reviews of 20th century and contemporary art, the journal features critical interpretations of cinema and popular culture from a progressive viewpoint.

Collections

The success of the journal has led the publisher, MIT Press, to release two anthologies of articles[3] and a book series. It has also led the editors to academic positions at some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., including Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia.[citation needed]

Notable contributors

References

  1. ^ Krauss, Rosalind; Michelson, Annette (Spring, 1976), "About October", October (MIT Press) 1: 3–5, ISSN 0162-2870, http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0162-2870%28197621%291%3C3%3AAO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-R 
  2. ^ "Mathias Danbolt, Front Room – Back Room: An Interview with Douglas Crimp". Trikster – Nordic Queer Journal #2, 2008. http://trikster.net/2/crimp/1.html. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ October, the First Decade and October, the Second Decade, see Primary Sources

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External links


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