Literary Theory

Composition Time

Romantic poets “admired the poetry of previous generations, very rightly, for the taste it left in the head, and, failing to realize that the process of putting such a taste into a reader’s head involves a great deal of work which does not feel like a taste in the head while it is being done, […]

Film Theory

Ebert and Writing

“Eventually you’ll know more than I do, and then you can have the job.” Roger Ebert. This is from Ebert’s “A Memo to Myself and Certain Other Film Critics,” first published November 17, 1991 and included in the collection Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert (432). In this brief essay, Ebert considers […]