Uses of Criticism in an Era of Postcritique

Activity: Talk or presentationWorkshop


Professor David James from the University of Birmingham ran a postgraduate workshop on 'Uses of Criticism in an Era of Postcritique' as part of the CModS Creative Dissonance: Writing Now research strand.

The workshop explored some of the recent interventions and mini-manifestos surrounding descriptive reading and the ends of critique, which have opened up a larger debate about the very purpose of criticism. This included the issue, among other things, of how we might reconcile close reading and political commitment.
Period2 Nov 2017
Held atCentre for Modern Studies


  • critique
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • critical method
  • post-critique