Welcome to Beyond Criticism,
the home of creative-critical writing.

At its core, Beyond Criticism is the online accompaniment to the BC Editions book series, which explores the radical new forms that literary criticism might take in the 21st century...

The series, edited by Katharine Craik, Thomas Karshan, Simon Palfrey and John Schad, aims to create a home for daring, exciting work that straddles the boundary between the critical and the creative. Each book is to be accompanied by an online ‘explosion’, featuring additional materials: responses, drafts, photographs, drawings, music, video and more.

But Beyond Criticism is also much more than just a website for a book series: it is a network of interrelated resources on creative-critical writing and teaching, a hub for creative-critical thinking, and a starting point for anyone interested in exploring and learning about the creative-critical.

You’ll find online-only pieces of original writing from Vijay Khurana and Tim Macgabhann, teaching workshops by Kat Lockton and Tim Dooley, and information on a series of creative-critical events taking place across the UK, extending the network offline and out into the real world.

In the Creative-Critical Bibliography, you’ll find links to a whole plethora of other online and offline creative-critical resources, including print anthologies, journals, blogs and publishers, extending the network out to the many other wonderful people and organisations exploring the creative-critical impulse.

Finally, we want to extend our creative-critical network out to you. If you have thoughts on the creative-critical you’d like to share, work you’d like to submit for publication, resources you’d like included in the creative-critical bibliography, or responses you’d like to make to any of our work, please get in touch with us through our contact page.

Beyond Criticism is just one node in a vast network, spreading across the UK and beyond — enjoy exploring around the site.

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Welcome to Beyond Criticism, the home of creative-critical writing.

At its core, Beyond Criticism is the online accompaniment to the BC Editions book series, which explores the radical new forms that literary criticism might take in the 21st century. The series is edited by Katharine Craik, Thomas Karshan, Simon Palfrey and John Schad, and aims to create a home for daring, exciting work that straddles the boundary between the critical and the creative. Each book is to be accompanied by an online ‘explosion’, featuring additional materials: responses, drafts, photographs, drawings, music, video and more.

But beyond Criticism is also much more than just a website for a book series: it is a network of interrelated resources on creative-critical writing and teaching, a hub for creative-critical thinking, and a starting point for anyone interested in exploring and learning about the creative-critical. You’ll find online-only pieces of original writing from Vijay Khurana and Tim Macgabhann, teaching workshops by Kat Lockton and Tim Dooley, and information on a series of creative-critical events taking place across the UK, extending the network offline and out into the real world. In the Creative-Critical Bibliography, you’ll find links to a whole plethora of other online and offline creative-critical resources, including print anthologies, journals, blogs and publishers, extending the network out to the many other wonderful people and organisations exploring the creative-critical impulse.

Finally, we want to extended our creative-critical network out to you. If you have thoughts on the creative-critical you’d like to share, work you’d like to submit for publication (either on the website or in the book series), resources you’d like included in the creative-critical bibliography, or responses (written or otherwise) you’d like to make to any of our work, please get in touch with us through our contact page.

Beyond Criticism is just one node in a vast network, spreading across the UK and beyond — enjoy exploring around the site.