The Art of Criticism
with Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson

alissa-wilkinson-1Alissa Wilkinson is the staff film critic at, which she joined after a decade of writing about film, books, television, and visual art at publications including Rolling Stone, Vulture,, Pacific Standard, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Christ and Pop Culture, Thrillist, Flavorwire, Paste, and more. She is an associate professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City and co-author, with Robert Joustra, of How to Survive the Apocalyse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World (Eerdmans). She is a frequent media commentator on art, popular culture, and religion. Her book Orphaned Believers: Reframing Religion in the Age of Faith-Based Film is forthcoming from The Critical Press. Alissa and her husband Tom live in Brooklyn.

The Art of Criticism

Sometimes we think about art criticism as supplemental or secondary to works of art. But the vitality and staying power of art often depends on critics—and the craft of criticism is at its best when it’s treated like an art. All week, we’ll talk about criticism, write criticism, and workshop one another’s writing, with special attention to what makes for great criticism—whether we’re writing about movies, books, music, visual art, or other works.

Participants will submit a review before arriving in Santa Fe that will be discussed during the week.

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