The Faith of Men of Let­ters

By |2017-06-26T16:57:46-05:00February 27th, 2011|Categories: Benjamin Lockerd, Books, George A. Panichas, Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot|Tags: |

When virtues of in­sight and wis­dom are com­ple­mented by elo­quence and hu­mil­ity in a work of criticism, there is al­ways rea­son to cel­e­brate. And when the critic’s sub­ject is Thomas Stearns Eliot—“our last great poet,” as Dr. F. R. Leavis has af­fixed Eliot’s imaginative ge­nius—there is added cause for cel­e­bra­tion. Much non­sense has been writ­ten [...]

The End of Literature

By |2017-06-12T15:53:00-05:00July 29th, 2010|Categories: Benjamin Lockerd, Edmund Burke, Education, Featured, Liberal Learning|

More bad news from the Academy: literary study is being replaced by “literary theory.” This revolution has already occurred at some of the most prestigious institutions (including Harvard, Michigan State, et al.) and now arrives at places like Grand Valley State University, where I have taught literature for half of the university’s 50 years. [...]