Category: Literary Criticism

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


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.