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The Literary Agenda: Reading and the Reader

Tuesday 25 March 2014

1 Hour


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Editor and academic Professor Philip Davis defends the value of reading serious literature and argues that literary thinking should be brought into the ordinary thinking of the world, particularly at a time when the arts and humanities are under threat. Reading and the Reader is one of an Oxford University Press series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities.

Davis is a professor of English literature, editor of The Reader magazine and director of the Centre for Research into Reading (CRILS) at the University of Liverpool. He has published widely on Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, the Victorians, Bernard Malamud, and on reading itself.

Poet David Constantine will talk about his work, Poetry, in the same series at another festival event.