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The Future of Literary Thinking: Textual Practice at 30

Textual Practice

The Future of Literary Thinking: Textual Practice at 30

2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of Textual Practice. Since then, the journal has become a leading forum for the discussion of literary thought, publishing influential work from writers across a multitude of disciplines.

To commemorate the anniversary, Textual Practice's editor Peter Boxall commissioned a forward-looking piece which was published in the final issue of the 30th volume of the journal, available to read here. He invited 30 prominent novelists, poets, philosophers, theorists, and journalists, to offer their thoughts on the future of literary thinking, and how Textual Practice may feature in shaping its direction.

The two videos below give more insight into the piece, and the ideas of some of its contributors.

What is the Future of Literary Thinking?

At a launch event for the anniversary piece, several of the contributors read their work aloud, and the video below gives a sense of the direction they feel the field is moving.

What do you think? Send your ideas to @RoutledgeLit on Twitter, using #LiteraryFuture.

What is the Future of Literary Thinking?

Textual Practice at 30: Discussing the Future of Literary Thinking

In this video, Peter Boxall tells us why now is a critical moment for the study of literature, and the humanities more generally, and how he went about commissioning the special anniversary piece for Textual Practice.

Textual Practice at 30: Discussing the Future of Literary Thinking

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Table of Contents for Textual Practice. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

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