We want our diverse and multitalented editorial board to spend two day; brainstorming about the possible, probable; and desirable futures of criticism and their in the human sciences. What are the crucial topics, themes, and issues that will demand special attention and "special issues" of a wide-ranging interdisciplinary journal in the coming decade and beyond? What transformations in research paradigms are on the horizon? How will technology change the transmission and production of knowledge? What will be the fate of the humanities, of literature, the arts, and philosophy, in what is widely heralded as a post human age.
These critical and theoretical movements (and this is only a partial and unsystematic list) have spawned whole new schools of thought, new educational and research institutions, new journals and collectivities of knowledge production. Have we now reached a plateau in which the future is likely to be one of consolidation, refinement, and continuity.