Approaches to Literature

You’ve seen a couple of examples here on the blog, but our new Approaches section is now online and fully functional! The approaches are series of themes inteded to inspire student, teachers, and others to examine literature from different angles. Each theme contains an introductory essay and a selection of resources (podcasts, ebooks and other). Check them out on the main site, The approaches are:

Notions of Authorship

Questioning Genre

Economic and Social Literary Criticism

Feminist Approaches to Literature

Political Literature

What is Literature, and Why Does it Matter?



About Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor works as Publicity & Outreach Director for Post5 Theatre, Literary Assistant and Office Manager for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Dramaturgy Intern for the Profile Theatre. She earned her M.St. in English Literature 1550-1700 at Lincoln College, University of Oxford and a BA in English from Stanford University. As an undergraduate she worked as the research assistant to Prof. David Riggs and as Literary Intern for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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