Posts tagged with ‘literary theory’

what am I looking for?

It seems a natural question – what kind of thing am I looking for out of literary theory? What would it take to convince me that some body of theory was valuable? Well, something that I thought was true and non-obvious would be a good start. Even if it didn’t provide any new insights, something […]

my personal experience of theory

I’m a natural customer for critical theory. But I’m not a fan. I’m generally reluctant to engage too much with arguments about literary/critical theorising because I haven’t read enough of the key primary texts. But I’m unwilling to bow out of the discussion altogether because there was a time, admittedly only a few months, when […]