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Topic - Terry Eagleton
In 1983, Terry Eagleton made the life of every student of English literature easier with the publication of his seminal "Literary Theory: An Introduction." He deftly describes the complex development of this subject throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries in a single volume.
Today and for another few weeks, wise heads will tell the next generation of young adults what the world expects of them and what they should expect of the world. Few of the speakers will have as distinguished a CV as Terry Eagleton, the Oxbridge literary critic who is currently Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester.
But this is not a one-sided affair and his criticism is not limited to this side of the Atlantic; Mr. Eagleton agrees with Oscar Wilde when he says that "the British have a great future behind them."
But Mr. Eagleton believes the mere asking of this particular question tells us something important about the history of our culture.