Please find below a selected list of creative and critical publications that you may find useful. This list is not exhaustive and we welcome further suggestions.



Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments, trans. Richard Howard (London: Cape, 1979)

Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes, trans. Richard Howard (London: Macmillan, 1977)

Roland Barthes, S/Z, trans. Richard Miller (London: Cape, 1975)

Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, 5th edition (London: Routledge, 2016)

Stephen Benson and Clare Connors (eds), Creative Criticism: An Anthology and Guide (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014)

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Blue Studios: Poetry and its Cultural Work (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 2006)

John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings (London: Calder & Boyers, 1968)

Anne Carson, Short Talks (London, Ont.: Brick Books, 1992)

Anne Carson, Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (London: Jonathon Cape, 2006)

Italo Calvino, Collection of Sand, trans. Martin McLaughlin (London: Penguin, 2013)

Hélène Cixous, Stigmata: Escaping Texts (London: Routledge, 2005)

Hélène Cixous, Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing, trans. Sarah Cornell and Susan Sellers (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993)

Hélène Cixous and Mireille Calle-Gubar, Rootprints: Memory and Life-Writing, trans. Eric Prenowitz (London: Routledge, 1997)

Hélène Cixous, ‘Coming to Writing’ and Other Essays, trans. Sarah Cornell (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991)

T.J. Clark, Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2008)

Jon Cook (ed.), Poetry in Theory: An Anthology 1900-2000 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004)

Jacques Derrida, The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, trans. Alan Bass (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1987)

Jacques Derrida and Geoffrey Bennington, Jacques Derrida, trans. Geoffrey Bennington (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1993)

Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: In the Shadow of D.H. Lawrence (London: Little, Brown, 1997)

Rita Felski, The Limits of Critique (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Sigmund Freud, The Penguin Freud Library Vol. 14: Art and Literature, trans. James Strachey (London: Penguin, 1990)

Barbara Guest, Forces of Imagination: Writing on Writing (Berkeley, CA: Kelsey St. Press, 2003)

W. N. Herbert and Matthew Hollis (eds), Strong Words: Modern Poets on Modern Poetry (Northumberland: Bloodaxe, 2009)

Susan Howe, My Emily Dickinson (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1985)

Susan Howe, The Midnight (New York: New Directions Books, 2003)

Sarah Jackson, Tactile Poetics (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Tendencies (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1993)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, A Dialogue on Love (Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1999)

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts  (London: Melville House, 2016)

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation (London: Vintage, 1994)

Avital Ronell, The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric speech (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989)


Nicholas Royle, The Uncanny (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003)

Nicholas Royle, Veering: A Theory of Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011)

John Schad, Someone Called Derrida: An Oxford Mystery (Brighton: Sussex Academic, 2007)

John Schad and Oliver Tearle (eds), Crrritic!: Sighs, Cries, Lies, Insults, Outbursts, Hoaxes, Disasters, Letters of Resignation & Various Other Noises Off in these the First & Last Days of Literary Criticism (Brighton: Sussex Academic, 2010)

Charles Simic, The Uncertain Certainty: Interviews, Essays and Notes on Poetry (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1985)

Sarah Wood, Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014)

Sarah Wood, ‘All the Way to Writing’, Angelaki, 12.3 (2007), pp.137-147

J. E. Springarn, Creative Criticism (New York: Henry Holt, 1917)