Criticism Special Issue: "The Wire" Edited by Jonathan Flatley and Charles Kronengold

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CR 52.3-4

Criticism provides a forum for current scholarship on literature, media, music, and visual culture. A place for rigorous theoretical and critical debate as well as formal and methodological self-reflexivity and experimentation, Criticism aims to present contemporary thought at its most vital.


Table of Contents


Robert Levertis Bell and Paul M. Farber

Realism and Utopia in The Wire

Fredric Jameson

“The Game Is the Game”: Tautology and Allegory in The Wire

Paul Allen Anderson

“A Man Without a Country”: The Boundaries of Legibility, Social Capital, And Cosmopolitan Masculinity

Mark Anthony Neal

The Last Rites of D’angelo Barksdale: The Life and Afterlife of Photography in The Wire

Paul M. Farber

Constrained Frequencies: The Wire and the Limits of Listening

Adrienne Brown

The Depth of The Hole: Intertextuality and Tom Waits’s “Way Down in The Hole”

James Braxton Peterson

Greek Gods in Baltimore: Greek Tragedy and The Wire

Chris Love

Walking In Someone Else’s City: The Wire and The Limits of Empathy

Hua Hsu

“Precarious Lunch”: Conviviality and Postlapsarian Nostalgia in The Wire’s Fourth Season

Robert Levertis Bell

Capitalist Realism and Serial Form: The Fifth Season of The Wire

Leigh Claire La Berge

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