Representations publishes sophisticated, highly readable essays on the workings of culture, both past and present. Long known for its innovative essays on art, intellectual and legal history, science and gender studies, theories of history, and literary phenomena such as authorship and national and ethnic canon formation, Representations’ reach currently extends as well to such topics as the history of the emotions, national identity, new media, and the renewal of aesthetics in criticism.
A subscription to Representations puts you at the center of a collective exploration of the boundary between nature and art, facts and artifacts. Unashamedly intellectual, the journal insists that representing is itself central to all forms of human action--indeed, to our very notion of what humans are and what action is.
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