31 March, 2014
Ian Reilly on the promise of researching, writing, and teaching contemporary humour and laughter.
Clare Bucknell explores the unsteady relationship of satire to itself in the English eighteenth century.
Joe Hone challenge's the status of the eighteenth century as the locus classicus of English literary satire.
Jane Austen has been endlessly re-imagined, but can any of the prequels, sequels, or updates do justice to her comic élan?
3 March, 2014
Laura Ludtke considers how deafness in the nineteenth-century challenged received ideas about language.
Edward Still discovers the blending of the mythical and the tangible in Cynan Jones's new novel The Dig
Michael Easson finds Edmund Burke miscast as a conservative in Jesse Norman's new biography.
17 February, 2014
An essay by the Oxford-based poet Leo Mercer on how poetry can take to Twitter through the new form the poetweet.
Jennifer Ruthworth discovers an irresistible, glittering charm in Roger McGough's latest collection of poetry, As Far As I know.