the online journal
of the cultural studies program at CGU, situates culture as a terrain
of political and economic
struggle. The journal emphasizes the
ideological dimension of cultural practices and politics, as well as
their radical potential in
subverting the mechanisms of power and money
that colonize the life-world.
critique covers a range of
domains, including feminist and
queer studies, film and media studies, post-colonial studies,
psychoanalysis, and science studies within the context of the Frankfurt
and Birmingham schools, paying special attention to link
theory to cultural practices and activist politics.
welcomes submissions and inquiries from academics and graduate
students. Please e-mail submissions and inquiries to
We ask that articles
abide in full with our style guide (see below). Submissions should be
called surname_article, and be
provided in word
format. We ask that
contributors send a short (250 word) abstract and a bio.
style generally follows the
The Chicago Manual of
clarifications, as well as a few exceptions, are listed below.
The article a
should be placed before words beginning with a consonant
should be placed before words
beginning with a vowel sound, including words that begin with a silent
She attended a European university.
The school awarded him an honorary
The century designation is spelled out and the entire term should be in
Hank Morgan traveled back in time to the
The class was studying literature from
the eighteenth century.
The em-dash – so named because it is the length of the letter
m – is used to demarcate a parenthetical thought, or to
denote that a speaker’s comment was interrupted. When used,
place a single space before and after each em-dash. The en-dash
– which is the length of the letter n – is used to
connect numbers and occasionally words. In this use it signifies up to and including.
words: Points of a compass
– east, west, north, south – are presented in
lowercase as long as they indicate direction or appear as an adjective
before a geographic proper name. If the directional word is indicating
a region of the world or county then it is capitalized.
points: Use them very
sparingly, if at all.
languages: Words or phrases
in foreign languages that are likely to be unfamiliar to readers should
be presented in italics.
All single-digit numbers – as well as all numbers starting a
sentence – are spelled out; the rest are listed as numerals.
A partial list of possible exceptions includes large numbers (see Large
numbers), percentages, as well as for consistency.
I had two cups of coffee this morning.
My younger brother is 12 years old.
Fifteen students attended the conference.
His three children – ages six,
eight, and eleven – all attend public school.
numbers: To avoid unwieldy
text, a combination of numerals and spelled-out numbers may be used to
express large figures.
The country has a population of 23
In general, do not place a hyphen or dash between prefixes (co-, non-,
pre-) and their object, even if this causes a double lettering.
Exceptions are usually for words in which the hyphen is necessary for
clarity of meaning (this is especially common with the re- prefix). For
questions on individual words check
Police re-searched the area for
“Web site” is still tentatively proscribed by
The Chicago Manual of
we prefer the more
common and less unwieldy “website.”
Years should be written numerically, unless they begin a sentence.