Founded in 1971, Diacritics publishes original work in and around critical theory, broadly conceived. Diacritics offers a forum for thinking about contradictions without resolutions; for following threads of contemporary criticism without embracing any particular school of thought. For Diacritics, eclecticism in the humanities means nurturing work that is transhistorical, creative, and rigorous.
Diacritics considers texts and problematics without losing sight of the fundamental human concerns of our time. With editorial offices in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, Diacritics maintains is role as one of the most distinguished academic journals of theory and criticism, as it continues to embrace a plurality of theoretical approaches and critical perspectives.