Have an idea for an article or curated special issue on culture and the arts? Submit a paper to Open Inquiry Archive in 2015. (Click here for details.) Want to review a work? Submit inquires to our REVIEWS editors. (Click here for details.)


REVIEWS  (January 2015)  Presenting:  Heidi Cooley’s review of Johanna Drucker’s “Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production.” (JUST PUBLISHED – Access the full pdf text here.)

REVIEWS  (December 2014)  Presenting:  Kent L. Brintnall’s review of “Representations of Pain in Art and Visual Culture” (Di Bella and Elkins, eds.) and Asbjørn Grønstad and Henrik Gustafsson’s “Ethics and Images of Pain.” (Access the full pdf text here.)

REVIEWS  (September 2014)  Presenting:  Jessica Dallow’s “Animal Voices, Artist Choices,” review of Stephen F. Eisenman, “The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rightsand Steve Baker, “Artist/Animal.” (Access the issue here.)

REVIEWS  (June 2014)  Presenting review number two:  K. Porter Aichele’s “Modernism Domesticated,” review of Patrick Lee Lucas, “Modernism At Home: Edward Loewenstein’s Mid-Century Architectural Innovation In The Civil Rights Era.” (Access the issue here.)

REVIEWS  (May 2014)  As the first contribution to “REVIEWS,” we present Jeffrey Thompson’s review “The Devil is in the Details: Framing Ideologies in Ben Urwand’s The Collaboration.” (Access the issue here.)

Vol. 3, No. 1 (2014) — Special Issue   Cosmopolitan Florence: The Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Travelers, Elise M. Ciregna and Sirpa Salenius, Special Issue Coordinators.  (Access the issue here.)


  • “Cultivating Cosmopolitanism: Nineteenth-Century Americans in Florence” by Sirpa Salenius
  • “An Intellectual Life: Horatio Greenough and his Florentine Circle” by Elise Madeleine Ciregna
  • “‘Isolated from any village’: Vernon Lee’s Florence and Villa il Palmerino” by Crystal Hall and Stefano Vincieri

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