Critical Readings

By CriticalReadings.com

Critical Readings examines key literary texts using close reading and critical analysis, and explains these approaches in discussion. Listeners will learn about the texts themselves and about how to approach a text for critical analysis.

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    CR Episode 94: The Macabre Verse of Edward Gorey
    1:06:50
  2. 2.
    CR Episode 93: Edward Lear’s Complete Nonsense
    1:06:16
  3. 3.
    CR Episode 92: The Gothic Romanticism of Edgar Allan Poe
    1:03:04
  4. 4.
    CR Episode 91: Complexity in Geoffrey Hill
    1:06:52
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    CR Episode 90: Canterbury Tales XII – The Parson’s Tale and Chaucer’s Retraction
    54:19
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    CR Episode 89: Canterbury Tales XI – The Second Nun’s, Canon’s Yeoman’s, and Manciple’s Tales
    47:01
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    CR Episode 88: Canterbury Tales X – The Monk’s and the Nun’s Priest’s Tales
    1:19:52
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    CR Episode 87: Canterbury Tales IX – The Shipman’s, Prioress’, and Chaucer’s Tales
    1:18:18
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    CR Episode 86: Canterbury Tales VIII – The Physician’s and Pardoner’s Tales
    1:17:30
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    CR Episode 85: Canterbury Tales VII – The Squire’s and Franklin’s Tales
    1:16:46
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    CR Episode 84: Canterbury Tales VI – The Clerk’s and Merchant’s Tales
    57:20
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    CR Episode 83: Canterbury Tales V – The Wife of Bath’s, Friar’s, and Summoner’s Tales
    1:17:52
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    CR Episode 82: Canterbury Tales IV – The Man of Law’s Tale
    1:09:42
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    CR Episode 81: Canterbury Tales III – The Miller’s, Reeve’s, and Cook’s Tales
    1:09:36
  7. 15.
    CR Episode 80: Canterbury Tales II – The Knight’s Tale
    1:09:56
  8. 16.
    CR Episode 79: Canterbury Tales I – General Prologue
    1:18:01
  9. 17.
    CR Episode 78: Kipling, “If”, and The Great War
    58:11
  10. 18.
    CR Episode 77: Ben Jonson’s Critical Eye
    1:03:49
  11. 19.
    CR Episode 76: Excerpts from Leaves of Grass
    1:25:14
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    CR Episode 75: Excerpts from Astrophil and Stella
    1:03:42
  13. 21.
    CR Episode 74: Introduction to Abraham Cowley
    54:04
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    CR Episode 73: Milton’s L’Allegro and Il Penseroso
    1:03:56
  15. 23.
    CR Episode 72: Irony in the Poetry of Stephen Crane
    1:04:05
  16. 24.
    CR Episode 71: Accepting Complexity in Melville’s Poetry
    1:05:01
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    CR Episode 70: Pope’s Eloisa to Abelard
    1:09:55
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    CR Episode 69: Keats and The Eve of St. Agnes
    1:11:50
  19. 27.
    CR Episode 68: Shelley, Ozymandias, and the Death of Keats
    1:01:59
  20. 28.
    CR Episode 67: An Introduction to Lord Byron
    1:00:00
  21. 29.
    CR Episode 66: Poetry and Verse of Robert W. Service
    59:16
  22. 30.
    CR Episode 65: Three by Elizabeth Bishop
    42:27
  23. 31.
    CR Episode 64: An Introduction to Philip Larkin
    50:05
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    CR Episode 63: Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis
    59:35
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    CR Episode 62: Winter with Longfellow
    1:01:02
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    CR Episode 61: Poetry and Prose of John Donne
    52:00
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    CR Episode 60: The Ambiguous Andrew Marvell
    59:03
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    CR Episode 59: Contradictory Verse of Robert Herrick
    56:56
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    CR Episode 58: Religious Poetry of George Herbert
    40:01
  30. 38.
    CR Episode 57: Cigars and Seaweed of James Russell Lowell
    59:06
  31. 39.
    CR Episode 56: An Introduction to Robert Lowell
    55:15
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    CR Episode 55: Wallace Stevens’ Harmonium
    55:08
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    CR Episode 54: Pope’s Translation of The Iliad
    53:22
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    CR Episode 53: Masefield’s Midsummer Night
    1:08:34
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    CR Episode 52: The Faerie Queene, Mutabilitie Cantos
    54:12
  36. 44.
    CR Episode 51: The Faerie Queene, Book VI, Cantos 7-12
    1:09:55
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    CR Episode 50: The Faerie Queene, Book VI, Cantos 1-6
    53:48
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    CR Episode 49: The Faerie Queene, Book V, Cantos 7-12
    1:12:25
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    CR Episode 48: The Faerie Queene, Book V, Cantos 1-6
    1:04:12
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    CR Episode 47: The Faerie Queene, Book IV, Cantos 7-12
    53:58
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    CR Episode 46: The Faerie Queene, Book IV, Cantos 1-6
    1:10:20
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    CR Episode 45: The Faerie Queene, Book III, Cantos 7-12
    1:10:35

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