Category: Literary Criticism

27 April, 2015

Leo Mercer

The Rules of the Aesthetic Game

Leo Mercer begins a discussion of the future of poetry, looking at four recent Faber collections


31 March, 2015

Jennifer Rushworth

In Search of Medieval Beauty

Jennifer Rushworth enjoys a rich study of medieval aesthetics


2 February, 2015

Matilda Bathurst

Gropes And Pokes

Matilda Bathurst explores a cultural history of touch


19 January, 2015

Fergus McGhee

Metaphors Behaving Badly

Fergus McGhee enjoys a learned and provocative account of metaphor that speaks up for extravagance


10 November, 2014

Nicole Lobdell

Peculiar Things: Victorian Bric-à-Brac

For Lobdell, this is a collection that pushes the boundaries of what most readers would consider bric-à-brac.


23 October, 2014

Kalika Sands

A Fugitive Virtue



1 July, 2014

Fergus McGhee

Minority Culture



30 June, 2014

Rosie Lavan

Seamus Heaney’s Places

In light of Seamus Heaney's recent death, Richard Russell scrupulously reorients the poet in relation to place.


19 June, 2014

Rosie Lavan

To Hell With Culture



Special Issue: Satire

31 March, 2014

Ian Reilly

“Our laughter may yet have a future”

Ian Reilly on the promise of researching, writing, and teaching contemporary humour and laughter.