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‘Cambridge Criticism’ beyond Cambridge: An International Conference

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 17:00
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Tsinghua University, Beijing

Recent years have seen a revival and a new growth of interest in the phase of English literary and cultural criticism known as ‘Cambridge Criticism’ or ‘Cambridge English’.  That phase – from the early 1920s (soon after the founding of the English Faculty at Cambridge) to the mid-1930s – is especially associated with the work of I. A. Richards and his pupil William Empson.  Richards is often identified as the progenitor of the American ‘New Criticism’ (though he himself demurred).  He had a close association with T. S. Eliot, a major influence on the contemporary poetry and criticism.

Leavis in India

(year and date to be confirmed): a conference to be held at Mysore. A special Leavis edition of The Literary Criterion has been published (edited by Emily Holman). Details of how to order copies will follow shortly. The journal was founded more than 60 years ago by Professor C. D. Narasimhaiah (CDN), a former pupil of Leavis's, and continues under the general editorship of CDN's son, Professor C. N. Srinath.

Leavis and Eliot as Literary and Cultural Critics: An International Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, September 25, 2015 - 17:00

Downing College Cambridge, 24th-25th September 2015
Organised by the Leavis Society in conjunction with the T. S. Eliot Society (UK)
VenueDowning College, Cambridge

Twitter hashtag #leaviseliot

Format: short papers, round-table sessions, interviews, discussions and a postgraduate research-in-progress session

Confirmed speakers include:

Leavis and Lawrence

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:00

The Society organised a one-day event at Durban House, Eastwood, on Friday 19th September 2014 as part of the Lawrence festival in conjunction with the D. H. Lawrence Society. The focus of the meeting was Leavis's (changing) response to D. H. Lawrence. Speakers were Bob Hayward, Michael Bell, David Ellis and Heward Wilkinson.  Their papers are posted on the members' area of the website.

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