Literary Criticism

These Happy Golden Years: Literary Overview

Laura Ingalls Wilder considered 'These Happy Golden Years' the end of her 'Little House' series. The book was published in…

3 years ago

The place of criticism: A wider view

What has emerged from this discussion of the reform of English Literature at A-level is that the tension between the…

7 years ago

The resistance to knowledge

The reluctance of AQA Specification A to embrace the critical and theo- retical possibilities of the new subject criteria came…

7 years ago

The new A-level: The treatment of contexts

Reactions to the revised specifications were mixed. One English teacher, Pamela Bickley, described QCA’s new version of English Literature as…

7 years ago

A-level reform: A brief introduction

The introduction of Curriculum 2000 was the result of a long period of debate about post-compulsory education in England and…

7 years ago

Revising English: Theory and Practice

The difficulty of resolving the ‘Arnoldian paradox’ – of closing the gap between culture and society so that the former…

7 years ago

F. R. Leavis: The university and the sage

Richards’s sense of the narrowness of literary scholarship is apparent in the direction taken by his career. After the publication…

7 years ago

I. A. Richards: Meaning and value

Eliot’s rejection of the ‘lemon-squeezer school of criticism’ also adds an ironic twist to Tillyard’s claim that Eliot was himself…

7 years ago

Personal authority and the retreat from scholarship

Such a focus on language gives many of Eliot’s writings a characteristic structure that is at once an echo of…

7 years ago

Eliot and scholarship: Method and judgemen

Eliot had his own doubts about the desirability of an academic form of literary criticism. His misgivings stemmed, in part,…

7 years ago