F[RANK]. R[AYMOND]. LEAVIS (1895 - 1978)


  • The Later Work of F. R. Leavis, University of York, October 16

  • Re-Reading Leavis, Downing College, University of Cambridge, September 22, 2003



  • Anthologies:
    • Valuation in Criticism, and Other Essays.  Ed. G. Singh.  Cambridge: CUP, 1986.
    • The Critic as Anti-Philosopher: Essays and Papers.  Ed. G. Singh.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1982.
    • Letters in Criticism.  Ed. John Tasker.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1974.
    • Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1972.
    • Anna Karenina, and Other Essays.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1967.
    • The Common Pursuit.  London: Chatto, 1952.
  • Edited Works:
    • Mill on Bentham and Coleridge.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1971.
    • A Selection from Scrutiny.  2 Vols.  Cambridge: CUP, 1968.
    • Scrutiny: a Reprint.  20 Vols.  Cambridge: CUP, 1963.
    • Determinations: Critical Essays.  Ed. and intro. F. R. Leavis.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1934.
    • Towards Standards of Criticism: Selections from 'The Calendar of Modern Letters,' 1925-1927.  London: London and Wishart, 1933.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Thoughts, Word and Creativity: Art and Thought in Lawrence.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1976.
    • The Living Principle: 'English' as a Discipline of Thought.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1975.
    • Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion, and Social Hope.  1972.
    • English Literature in Our Time and the University.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1969.
    • D. H. Lawrence: Novelist.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1955.
    • "Reality and Sincerity."  Scrutiny 19 (1953): .
    • "The Responsible Critic: or the Function of Criticism at any Time."  Scrutiny 19 (1953): .
      • A Selection from Scrutiny.  Ed. F. R. Leavis.  2 Vols.  Cambridge: CUP, 1968.  280-303.
    • The Great Tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1948.
    • "Imagery and Movement."  Scrutiny 13 (1945): .
    • "'Thought' and Emotional Quality."  Scrutiny 13 (1945): .
    • Education and the University: a Sketch for an 'English School'.  Cambridge: CUP, 1943. 
    • "Coleridge in Criticism."  Scrutiny 9 (1940): .
    • "Arnold as Critic."  Scrutiny 7 (1938): .
    • "Literary Criticism and Philosophy."  Scrutiny 6 (June 1937): .
    • Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1936.
    • Culture and Environment: the Training of Critical Awareness.  By Leavis and Deny Thompson.  1933.
    • New Bearings in English Poetry: a Study of the Contemporary Situation.  London: Chatto and Windus,  1932.
    • D. H. LawrenceCambridge: Minority Press, 1930.
    • Mass Civilisation and Minority Culture.  Cambridge: Minority Press, 1930.
    • "Towards Standards in Criticism."  1925. 
      • Towards Standards of Criticism: Selections from 'The Calendar of Modern Letters,' 1925-1927.  London: London and Wishart, 1933. 
      • Anna Karenina, and Other Essays.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1967.  219-234.




  • Anthologies:

    • McKillop, Ian, and Richard Storer, eds.  F. R. Leavis: Essays and Documents.  Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 1996.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Baldick, Chris.  The Social Mission of English Criticism.  London: Longman, 1983.
    • Bell, Michael.  F. R. Leavis.  1988.

    • Bilan, R. P.  The Literary Criticism of F. R. Leavis.  1979.

    • Boyers, Robert.  F. R. Leavis: Judgment and the Discipline of Thought.  U of Missouri P, 1978.

    • Day, Gary.  Re-Reading Leavis: Culture and Literary Criticism

    • Ferns, John,  F. R. Leavis.  New York: Twayne, 2000.

    • Harland, Richard.  "Leavis and the Leavisites."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  176-182.
    • Hayman, Ronald.  Leavis.  London: Heinemann, 1979.

    • McKillop, Ian.  F. R. Leavis: a Life in Criticism.  London: Allen Lane, 1985.

    • Mulhern, Francis.  The Moment of 'Scrutiny'.  1979.

    • Robertson, P. J. M.  The Leavises on Fiction: an Historic Partnership.  1981.

    • Samson, Anne.  F. R. Leavis.  1992.

    • Singh, G.  F. R. Leavis.  London: Duckworth, 2003.

    • Sridhar, M.  Literary Theory and F. R. Leavis: Language, Criticism & Culture.  Prestige, 1999.

    • Storer, Richard.  F. R. Leavis.  London: Routledge, 2009.

    • Walsh, William.  F. R. Leavis.  1980.





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