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43Death of criticism

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  • Mike Tintner
    Nov 3, 2005
      Vice-Chancellor's Lecture 2005

      Monday 7 November Professor Terry Eagleton, University
      of Manchester The death of criticism

      6pm, room P/X001, Physics

      Literary criticism has traditionally performed two
      closely interrelated tasks: exploring qualities of
      language, and commenting on the moral and political
      environment in which such acts of language are
      embedded. Today, both of these vital tasks are under
      threat, as habits of close textual analysis on the one
      hand, and the role of the public intellectual on the
      other, no longer have the importance they were once

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