David Shumway

"Criticism and Critique: A Genealogy."

Abstract:  Criticism and critique are so interdependent that criticism without critique would not be criticism any longer.  That is to say, criticism has always been after "critique" in the sense that critique came first.  Critique remains the essential task of the humanities, though it is important to understand that critique, if understood purely as negation or unmasking, is never sufficient.  Rather, criticism, whether of art or society, requires also appreciation and affirmation.