The Forest Clearing or, At the Water’s Edge

There is a small village in England called Tyneham. There is, the internet will tell you, nothing particularly remarkable about it. Accessible on a single, narrow country road, you drive round the crest of a hill and see it lying there in the fold of the valley. A church steeple catches the eye and beyond […]

TheLitCritLibrary Part Two: Semiotics and Structuralism

Semiotics: Semiotics and structuralism, whilst two separate and distinct fields have a close relationship. These books are designed to help the reader engage with “the science of signs” as both a specific moment in the development of critical discourse and an invaluable tool for close textual analysis. Roland Barthes, Mythologies (London, Vintage Classics, 2009) Kofi […]

All A Performance

As someone fascinated with the idea of ontology, the internet as a phenomenal object is something relatively under explored. We all know that the web has fundamentally altered how we interact, how we consume and how we acquire information but perhaps what we have been slower to realise is that the internet changes who we […]

Thinking and Theory: REGISTRATION

Since starting this project of talking and learning about literary theory and criticism on Twitter last year there’s been something I’ve wanted to do – collaborate and engage with interested people on a deeper level. Whilst Twitter is a great medium it’s one that has a limit to the interaction that can happen – there […]