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Conclusion: The Project of Scrutiny

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Scrutiny movement's history divides into three periods: roughly, 1930–40, 1940–65, and 1965 onwards. The movement was at its fullest extent in the middle period, and benefited from the ... More


‘Creatures of an Impossible Time’: Late Modernism, Human Rights and Elizabeth Bowen

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Unlike Rebecca West or Hannah Arendt, Elizabeth Bowen was not a political journalist; nor did she ever aspire to be. She once described the taking up of the position of the ‘psychologically displaced ... More


Conservatism and Critique

Simon During

in Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that since democracy and capitalism have now become insurpassable, and since critique is no longer available to us as a strong form of thought, the history of conservatism offers ... More


Literary Criticism's Failure

Simon During

in Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an account of the antidemocratic and anticapitalist origins of modern literary criticism. It focuses on T.S. Eliot, I.A. Richards and F.R. Leavis arguing that modern techniques of ... More


Lust Horizons: Is the Women’s Movement Pro-Sex?

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines whether the women’s movement is pro-sex. To those who believe that an understanding of sexuality is crucial to a feminist analysis, what is especially disconcerting is that ... More


Intellectual Work in the Culture of Austerity

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines one dilemma faced by American intellectuals and artists: how to reconcile intellectual or creative autonomy with making a living. In the 1960s, prosperity and cultural ... More


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