Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Recent Publications

The Theory Centre is home to some of the most vital and innovative research in the Arts and Humanities, Social Science, and Information and Media studies. Its core faculty, associate faculty, and graduate students have published monographs with major academic presses and articles in top-tier academic journals. In addition to these publications, the Centre also hosts its graduate-student-run journal, Chiasma: A Cite for Thought. Explore the links below to see what we’ve published recently!


Chiasma: A Site for Thought was established in September 2013 as an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal for the generation and dispersion of theory. While recognizing ‘theory’ as a pursuit born of the crossing of continental philosophy, social and political theory, literary criticism, media studies, and cultural studies, Chiasma: A Site for Thought places emphasis on those genetic moments that displace theory from its history, without abandoning it to an auxiliary position between disciplines. The journal therefore aims at the affirmation of theory’s own powers to recombine and mutate the societal, historical, and academic coordinates from which it comes.


At the borders of sleep


Dr. Tilottama Rajan

"Excitability: The (Dis)Organization of Knowledge from Schelling’s First Outline (1799) to Ages of the World (1815)." Romanticism and Modernity. Ed. Thomas Pfau and Robert Mitchell. New York: Routledge, 2012. 47-64.

"Romanticism and the Unfinished Project of Deconstruction." European Romantic Review, 23:3 (2012): 293-303.
"The Work of the Negative: Symbolic, Gothic, and Romantic in Shelley and Hegel." Studies in Romanticism, 52:1 (2013): 3-32.
"The Abyss of Emotion: Mary Shelley, Godwin, and Romanticism." Romanticism and the Emotions. Ed.  Joel Faflak and Richard Sha. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 147-68.