Category: Literary Criticism

28 April, 2016

The Blade Artist



1 February, 2016

Jacob Lloyd

Schooling an Intelligence

Jacob Lloyd explores a new study of John Keats's life and thought.


7 December, 2015

Hugh Foley

Whisper Music

Hugh Foley revisits the poetry of T.S. Eliot


25 November, 2015

Oliver Neto

Boredom and Paradise: Houellebecq’s Submission

Oliver Neto appreciates Michel Houellebecq’s controversial new novel


26 October, 2015

Pierre Antoine Zahnd

Directionality, Space, Sense: The Semiotics of the Word Sonnet

Pierre Antoine Zahnd investigates a little-known poetic form


Frank Lawton

Lighting the Past

Frank Lawton appreciates a new collection of short stories


8 June, 2015

Julia Mattison

The Recursive Middle Ages

Julia Mattison comes face to face with a very different Chaucer.


25 May, 2015

William Ghosh

Old Formalism, New Structuralism

William Ghosh considers the shape of things to come in the world of formalism.


Leo Mercer

Notes Towards a Character-Based Poetics

Leo Mercer concludes his impassioned defence of poetry.


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