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.


Publications discussed by the reading group in 2018



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

March: Georges Perec, Species of Space and Other Pieces (rpt. 1974, London: Penguin, 2008)

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

April: Kim Morrissey, Dora: a Case of Hysteria (London: NIck Hearn Books, 1994)

May: Michelle Boulous Walker, Slow Philosophy: Reading Against the Institution (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

June: Hélène Cixous, ‘A Real Garden’ (1971) in The Portable Cixous, ed. by Marta Segarra (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010), pp. 71-77


Further Reading

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)

Kate Briggs, This Little Art (London: Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018)

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)

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)

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)