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Critical Survey

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Critical Survey addresses central issues of critical practice and literary theory in a language that is clear, concise, and accessible, with a primary focus on Renaissance and Modern writing and culture. The journal combines criticism with creative writing, including poetry, providing an essential resource for everyone involved in the field of literary studies.

"A superb journal, fast becoming 'required reading', especially for those interested in cutting-edge work in early modern studies." —Barbara Hodgdon, Drake University

"A lively, inventive and eminently readable journal." —Catherine Belsey

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Subjects: English-language Literature

Current Issue

Volume 29, Issue 1


Special Issue: 'One Green Field': Walking, Landscape and Ecocriticism

Guest Editors: Pippa Marland and Anna Stenning


Pippa Marland and Anna Stenning


'Sensuous Singularity': Hamish Fulton's Cairngorm Walk-Texts
Alan Macpherson

The Non-Secular Pilgrimate: Walking and Looking in Ken Cockburn and Alec Finlay's The Road North
Alice Tarbuck and Simone Kotva

Walking with the Goat-God: Gothic Ecology in Algernon Blackwood's Pan's Garden: A Volume of Nature Stories
Michelle Poland

Depression, Energy and Walking in the Storyworlds of Dorothy Edwards
Steven Lovatt

Green Fields and Blue Roads: The Melancholy of the Girl Walker in Irish Women's Fiction
Maureen O'Connor

'Off Path, Counter Path': Contemporary Walking Collaborations in Landscape, Art and Poetry
Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker


Art and Design
A.D. Harvey


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