Diacritics, a review of contemporary criticism, was founded in 1971 by the Department of Romance Studies, under the editorship of David I. Grossvogel. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press since 1977, it  was one of the first academic journals to bring continental theory to the US. In the 1970s, it published translations of the work of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Hélène Cixous, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Umberto Eco, and articles by Paul de Man, Gayatri Spivak, Edward Said, Fredric Jameson, and Barbara Johnson.

Metrograph's selection of Diacritics covers volumes from 1971 through 1975, all in used but good condition. Inquires regarding specific issues, please email bookstore@metrograph.com. 


Winter 1971. Contents include: Harold Bloom, "Antithetical Criticism: An Introduction"; an interview with Ernst Gombrich; an exchange between George Steiner and Michel Foucault; and more.

Winter 1972. Contents include: Paul Ilie, "Surrealism and Cinema"; an interview with Jacques Derrida; an excerpt from Paul de Man on Nietzsche; and more.

Spring 1973. Contents include: Tom Conley, "The Radicality of Modern Art"; an interview with Jacques Derrida; David I. Grossvogel on Truffaut and Roché; a response from Edward W. Said; and more.

Summer 1973. Contents include: Thomas M. Kavanagh, "Godard's Revolution: The Politics of Meta-Cinema"; an interview with Eugène Ionesco; a response from Jacques Derrida; and more.

Fall 1973. Contents include: Paul de Man, "Semiology and Rhetoric"; René Girard, "Lévi-Strauss, Frye, Derrida and Shakespearean Criticism"; Ehrhard Bahr and Ruth Kunzer on Culinary Marxism; and more.

Summer 1974. Contents include: Edward Said, "An Ethics of Language"; David L. Vierling, "Bergman's Persona: The Metaphysics of Meta-Cinema"; a response from Roberto González Echevarría; and more.

Fall 1974. Contents include: Julie Kristeva, "Phonetics, Phonology and Impulsional Bases"; Randolph Runyon, "The Errors of Desire"; an interview with Félix Guattari; and more.

Summer 1975. Contents include: an excerpt from Walter Benjamin's Gesammelte Schriften; Steven Ungar, "Waiting for Blanchot"; an interview with Fernando Arrabal; and more.

Fall 1975. Contents include: Teresa de Lauretis, "The Discreet Charm of Semiotics"; D.I. Grossvogel, "Heads or Tails: Women in American Movies and Society"; and more.

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