Rhian Hutchings explores how important literary criticism is for our enjoyment of literature.
When the much-anticipated Venom had its review embargo lifted just a few days before its release in early October, fans were disappointed to hear critics dismiss it as an unsurprisingly bland, throwaway film. Or were they? Against all odds, the poorly received Tom Hardy spectacle actually achieved a massive opening weekend of over $80 million, […]
As a perpetually single girl, I tend to turn into Bridget Jones come Valentine’s Day. I eat the entire contents of my fridge, drink several glasses of wine, and wait patiently for Colin Firth to knock on my door and declare his undying love. We all take part in this annual pity-fest, but why? I’m […]
I’d like to start by pointing out that I’m partially playing devil’s advocate here. For what it’s worth, I’m highly supportive of awards in the arts – on the sole condition that they always help to drum up interest and enthusiasm for literature from the general public. At first glance, the Man Booker Prize seems […]