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January 25, 2021
Vanessa Chung ‘20 has just won the Leon Edel Prize for the James portion of her essay, “ ‘Unseen Place[s],’ Unlifted Corners: Portrait’s Narrative Gaps”, which will be...
January 14, 2021
Henry James did not write for the classroom. His personal experience of the institution was erratic at best, and most of his work was published at a time when the novel had...
January 14, 2021
Thomas Russell Whitaker, the Fredrick W. Hilles Professor of English & Theater Studies, Emeritus, scholar of modern poetry and drama, died at Middlesex Hospital in...
January 11, 2021
Ved Mehta, a longtime writer for The New Yorker whose best-known work, spanning a dozen volumes, explored the vast, turbulent history of modern India through the intimate...
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January 11, 2021
Cajetan Iheka’s book Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency, and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature has been awarded the 2020 First Book Award from...
January 4, 2021
Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” is a revolutionary novel of profound scope and depth, about a day in the life of a woman who runs a few errands, sees an old suitor and gives...
January 4, 2021
What does it mean for literary criticism to be true? How do we know when it’s false? In the most recent issue of Critical Inquiry, Jonathan Kramnick, a professor of...