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Message from: Dan Henrich (
About: Re: Africa media journal

Tue, 23 Apr 1996 12:26:22 -0400

Originally from: (Dan Henrich)
Originally dated: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 12:26:22 -0400

I highly recommend any of you to either subscribe individually or convince
your library to subscribe to this excellent journal:

Centre for Cultural and Media Studies
University of Natal
Durban, South Africa


Critical Arts is a non-profit project owned and produced by an
independent group of academics who comprise its editors,
associate editors, editorial consultants and regional
organisers. Publication of the first issue occurred in 1980.
The Journal is currently located in the Centre for Cultural
and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban, where its
editor-in-chief, Professor Keyan Tomaselli is Director. In
1995 Critical Arts entered into a three year co-editing
arrangement with the Centre for Research in Culture and
Communication, Murdoch University, Perth Australia. Issues
affecting the Indian Ocean Rim and aboriginal issues will be
included in future issues.

The journal's editorial consultants and editorial associates
are presently drawn from South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
in Africa, and scholars in Scandinavia, England, USA, Canada
and Australia. The Editor-in-Chief is Keyan G tomaselli, and
associate editors are Tom O'Regan, Ruth Teer-Tomaselli and Joe

Critical Arts has achieved a remarkable international
reception since it was first published in 1980. A review in
the prestigious Canadian cultural studies journal,
Border/lines, ranked Critical Arts above many of its First
World contemporaries. Ioan Davies commented:

Critical Arts's nervousness about what stance would be
appropriate to coming to terms with culture in Africa
seems to be perfectly in tune with anyone's nervousness
with coming to terms with Africa. As Wole Soyinka has
remarked, the black nationalism and militarism of Nigeria
is the twin brother of South Africa's apartheid, with the
corollary that the task of creating a critical black
consciousness in South Africa requires more than simply
having a black South African nationalism.

Critical Arts regularly receives submissions from the rest of
Africa (eg. Nigeria, Lesotho, Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, Namibia,
Botswana, Ivory Coast etc). Other submissions have come from
India, Australia, USA, UK, Britain, Belgium, France and
Ireland. Our authors have included Nobel Laureate Nadine
Gordimer, and internationally lauded writers like JM Coetzee,
and Andre Brink. Added to these South Africans have been
articles by eminent US film scholars Robert Stam and Ella
Schochot. Theme issue editors have been appointed from South
Africa, Namibia, USA, UK and Australia. Critical Arts is a
truly international journal - an international authorship, an
international editorial board and international readership.


ISSN 0256-0046
Published twice annually
INDIVIDUAL: $US 50 including postage
INSTITUTIONAL $US 70 including postage

Individual copies: $30 including postage

Write to e-mail address:
or to Ms s Govender, Centre for Cultural and Media Studies,
University of Natal, Durban, Private Bag X10, Dalbridge 4014,
South Africa. Fax: + 27-31-260-1519


Alternative Performance in South Africa 2(1) 1982
Cinema in the Third World 2(4) 1983
English Studies in Transition 3(2) 1984
Aesthetic of Resistance 3(4) 1984
The Production of Popular Knowledge 4(2)
New Approaches to the Study of Arts and Culture 5(3)
Africa Cinema 7(1) 1993
Media Education 8(1) 1994
Culture and Media 9(1) 1995


Recuperating the San 9 (2) 1995
African media and Literature 10 (1) 1996

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