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MIT Press (United States)
October was established in 1976 in New York by Rosalind E. Krauss and Annette Michelson, who left Artforum to do so. Its name is a reference to the Eisenstein film that set the tone of intellectual, politically engaged writing that has been the hallmark of the journal. The journal was a participant in introducing French post-structural theory on the English-speaking academic scene. Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, one of the co-founders of the journal, withdrew after only a few issues, and by the spring of 1977, Douglas Crimp joined the editorial team. In 1990, after Crimp left the journal, Krauss and Michelson were joined by Yve-Alain Bois, Hal Foster, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Denis Hollier, and John Rajchman.
As well as in-depth articles and reviews of 20th century and contemporary art, the journal features critical interpretations of cinema and popular culture from a progressive viewpoint.
- Krauss, Rosalind; Michelson, Annette (Spring 1976), About October, October (MIT Press) 1: 3–5, ISSN 0162-2870
- Mathias Danbolt, Front Room – Back Room: An Interview with Douglas Crimp, Trikster – Nordic Queer Journal #2, 2008, retrieved 2008-09-26
- Michelson, Annette; Krauss, Rosalind; Crimp, Douglas et al., eds. (1987), October, the First Decade, The MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-13222-2
- Krauss, Rosalind; Michelson, Annette; Bois, Yve-Alain et al., eds. (1998), October, the Second Decade, The MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-11226-4