On Criticism

General Reflections

Finding My Voice: Posts on Criticism (October 6, 2010)

Again with the metacriticism? Time to get on with it (June 2, 2010)

Writing and Life: Influential Critics (November 3, 2010)

Why Criticism Matters (January 3, 2011)

On Having and Earning Critical Authority (February 25, 2016)

On Academic Literary Criticism

Denis Donoghue, The Practice of Reading (April 3, 2007)

Academic Criticism Criticized (and Defended) (May 16, 2007)

More on the Purpose of Criticism (June 21, 2007)

Brian McCrea, Addison and Steele are Dead (August 7, 2007)

More on Professional vs. Public Criticism (August 9, 2007)

Academics and Literary Culture (September 5, 2007)

Mad as Hell–at Literary Critics? (September 9, 2007)

“An Actual Literary Critic”? (October 18, 2007)

“Why I Teach Literature” (February 29, 2008)

The Dead (Critics, That Is) (March 14, 2008)

Literary  Criticism in/and the Public Sphere (The Valve, April 27, 2008)

The Death of the Critic: Reprise (May 23, 2008)

“Ruined by the Academics”: More on the Decline of Criticism (July 15, 2008)

Posner on the “Decline of Literary Criticism” (November 20, 2008)

Weak Reading; or, That’s Not What It’s About (March17, 2009)

Exploring Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies (March 30, 2009; x-posted)

More on Post-Colonial Criticism (April 14, 2009)

Post-Colonialism Redux (July 13, 2009)

Writing and Life: Influential Critics (November 3, 2010)

Mark Bauerlein’s “The Research Bust” (December 12, 2011)

On Criticism for Non-Academics

Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree (January 20, 2007)

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