literary criticism

The Phenomenon of the Guilty Pleasure

Ever wondered why we treat some of our favourite books as academically inferior, gripping enough to return to again and again, but not quite literary enough to name drop at uni? Emily Smith investigates the fascinating world of guilty pleasures.

An ecocritic’s guide to Wind in the Willows

Jenni Green analyses Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows from an ecocritical perspective.