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English literature lecturer announced as editor for critical response series

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Oxford Brookes University’s very own Reader in Early Modern Literature, Dr Katharine Craik, is one of five series editors from across the UK and USA for Beyond Criticism, a series dedicated to formal experiments in critical response. The Bee is the newly-launched online arm of this series, and supports Beyond Criticism as an online community site for students, scholars and creative practitioners, with responses and reactions to published books and shorter works of criticism posted on a monthly basis.

Beyond Criticism is interested in modes of argumentation that take up the strategies of literature itself, both through the book series and through other projects in poetry, prose, life-writing, film, music, photography, co-readings, and more. The aim of the series is to explore radical new forms that literary criticism might take in the 21st century, taking advantage of new opportunities offered by digital technology and contemporary creative practice that take us from abstract theory back to literature itself.

The other series editors are Simon Palfrey (University of Oxford, UK), Joanna Picciotto (University of California, Berkeley, USA), John Schad (University of Lancaster, UK), and Lilliana Loofbourow (University of California Berkeley, USA).

If you have a full book proposal or any short completed piece, be it textual, visual, or audial that speaks to the aims of the series, please get in touch with the series editors via inquiries@thebee.buzz.

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