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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

Critical Survey is available on JSTOR!

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Subjects: English-language Literature

Current Issue

Volume 29, Issue 2


Merlin's Mirror at Leicester House
Elizabeth Mazzola

Harold Jenkins's Copy of Alternative Shakespeares
James Everest and Clare Whitehead

The Gondomar First Folio: Lost, Stolen or Invented?
Ángel-Luis Pujante

At the Root of Learned Travel: New Science, the 'Other' and Imperialism in the Early Philosophical Transactions
Manuela D'Amore

The Madness of King Charles III: Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy
Richard Wilson


A Man Had Three Daughters
Andrew Barnaby


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