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Essayisms Reading Group: The Art Essay

Monday 22 February 2021, 5.00PM

What do we call a particular kind of essay that holds other forms to account? It is not lyrical, personal, nor is it technically the function of the essay writ large. A forthcoming volume of essays, edited by York’s Alexandra Kingston-Reese, calls this the art essay, a genre around which all other forms constellate. This week, we are reading a selection of essays written by contemporary novelists on art.

The following essays are all available online and pdf versions are included in the Essayisms Google Drive:

This reading group is part of the CModS research strand ’The Contemporary Essay’.

All are welcome! Please contact Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese ( for access to readings or any questions about getting involved.

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Location: Online via Zoom