Here’s a review of the most recent edition of the ‘Bible’ of poetry (we have it in the library).
A traditional answer to the question ‘why study literature?’
First year students who recently had their theory tests may be tempted to agree with this attack on the whole enterprise.
A short review of a recent Derrida biography by Terry Eagleton. There is still no agreement on whether Derrida was a genius or a charlatan, but his name is familiar to every student of critical theory.
Terry Eagleton is one of the best-known English/Irish English literature academics. Here he answers a number of questions about his opinions on Marx, religion and the future of English studies. The Oxonian Review » An Interview with Terry Eagleton.
Here are two different answers to the question:
Adrienne Rich was one of the best known American poets of the latter part of the 20th century. Her writing on feminism and on lesbianism was similarly celebrated. I’ve found that her life and work is sometimes controversial in students’ discussions. See her obituary.
Articles that trace recent developments in:
Queer theory http://chronicle.com/article/The-Q-Factor/130157/