Frank Raymond (F R) Leavis (1895-1978) is now recognised as one of the most influential literary critics and teachers of his time and among the major intellectual figures of the 20th century. Dr Leavis’s later writings are especially associated with York, where he held a visiting professorship for over ten years, c. 1965-1976, following his retirement from Cambridge. The considerable legacy of F R Leavis will be explored in a lecture by Professor John Sutherland, celebrated author and reviewer and Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Chair at University College London.
This lecture will be followed by a one-day conference on Saturday 16 October forming part of a major reappraisal of Dr Leavis’s work. There will be a number of short papers given by eminent academics and plenty of time for questions and discussion. If you would like to attend the conference, please contact the convenor for more details: Dr Chris Joyce at email@example.com