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Christopher Hilliard

Christopher Hilliard teaches British history at the University of Sydney. He is working on a book about the Littlehampton letters libel case of the 1920s.

Richard Hoggart

Christopher Hilliard, 16 April 2014

Richard Hoggart​ made much in his writings of the scholarship child’s uprootedness and anxiety, but his own dislocation had its limits. Although he went from a primary school in a poor part of Leeds to grammar school and on to university, Hoggart never really made what the novelist Storm Jameson, a generation ahead of him at the University of Leeds, called the ‘journey from the...

The ‘Littlehampton Libels’

Bee Wilson, 8 February 2018

The story reveals the extent to which British society in the 1920s clung to certain beliefs about women and language. One of these prejudices, fiercely held, was that a ‘respectable’ woman...

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With the Leavisites

John Mullan, 12 September 2013

Leavis bequeathed a confidence in the essential value of any intelligent reader’s intense engagement with the best literature.

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