Abstract for Essay on Prynne, Philology, and Commentary

"‘The review of struggle to fix the sense’: Speculations on Commentary and J.H. Prynne" Abstract: The commentaries of the Cambridge poet-scholar, J.H. Prynne, represent a renovation of commentary as critical practice in English studies. Neither their interdisciplinarity nor their density is unique; critics as different as Erich Auerbach, Giorgio Agamben, Helen Vendler, and Jacques Derrida … Continue reading Abstract for Essay on Prynne, Philology, and Commentary

Comments on Eileen Joy’s ‘Notes Towards a Speculative Realist Literary Criticism’

Eileen Joy gave a series of stimulating, 'gnomic' (her term), feed-limited notes towards what a speculative realist literary criticism might be here. I'd like to respond with a slightly more scrambled set of notes. I want to raise some questions about the 'fitness' between speculative realism and literary criticism, although these problems should be seen … Continue reading Comments on Eileen Joy’s ‘Notes Towards a Speculative Realist Literary Criticism’