Literary Matters 10.1 is now available.


Recommended Reading

“I recommend the forum on Caroline Levine’s book Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton, 2015), in the October 2017 issue of PMLA. Langdon Hammer’s essay ‘Fantastic Forms‘ and Sandra MacPherson’s essay ‘The Political Fallacy‘ are especially interesting discussions of the new ‘political formalism.'” – Rosanna Warren

How Not to Defend the Humanities,” a recent article by James Hankins about the humanities that appeared in the most recent issue of American Affairs. (Recommended by Past President Ernest Suarez)

Crossing Borders” on A. E. Stallings’ poetry and work with refugees in Greece, concluding with excerpts from “Empathy,” Stallings’ poem which ran in Literary Matters 9.1. (Recommended by LM Editor Ryan Wilson)

Tokens of Ruined Method,” an article by Marco Roth in N+1 on Joseph North’s new book about literary criticism: Literary Criticism, A Concise Political History (Harvard 2017). North’s book confronts squarely the fact that in the last quarter century literary criticism in the English-speaking world has abjured aesthetics in favor of political and sociological analysis. Roth’s review is subtle, intelligent, and serious, and goes right to the heart of the problem that ALSCW exists to remedy–the failure of attention to literary art, as art. Roth writes with splendid clarity and force. (Recommended by Rosanna Warren)

 

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