James Phelan and Matt Seybold read and discuss the Shepherdsons and Grangerfords episode.
A new season kicks off with a discussion of the recent Neflix adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall Of The House of Usher.”
A wonderful essay by Shelley Fisher Fishkin originally published in the Japanese literary journal, Mark Twain Studies.
The tripartite finale of “Criticism LTD.”
A collection of Mark Twain’s 1867 dispatches from Palestine.
What is the relationship between literary criticism and media studies? How has criticism adapted to the digital revolution?
“This wearer aggrandizes the watch, not the watch the wearer”
What is the political economy of New Criticism? Are the racist and reactionary Cold War politics of the New Critics immanent to their trademark method: close reading?
How has the systemic defunding and deprofessionalizing of humanities academia impacted literary criticism? Why is there such a flourishing culture industry if demand for cultural education is supposedly declining?
What is criticism? Why should it matter? Can it be saved from the gun-toting businessman? A crossover episode with the High Theory podcast.