Hollins Critic

The Hollins Critic, published five times a year, presents the first serious surveys of the whole bodies of contemporary writers’ work, with complete checklists. Upcoming in 2022 are essays on Yehoshua November by Liz Rosenberg; Georgi Gospodinov by Thomas McGonigle; Colum McCann by Marissa Mazek; and Angela Carter by William Repass.

The Hollins Critic also offers brief reviews of books you want to know about and poetry by poets both new and established. And every issue has a cover portrait by Rebekah Lowell M.F.A. ’19.

Excerpt from october 2022

Angela CarterAngela Carter and the Anthropological Imagination” by William Repass

Scattered through Angela Carter’s novels and short stories, a handful of standalone passages sketch, in a hybrid of poetic and ethnographic styles, fictional cultures existing on the fringes of Western civilization’s capitalist, patriarchal version of reality. Informed by her reading of Claude Lévi-Strauss, these incarnations of anthropological imagination cannibalize structuralism while reshaping it inside the digestive tract of fiction.

Writer’s Guidelines

  • Note: The Hollins Critic reads poetry from September 15 to December 1 each year.
  • The Critic does not accept unsolicited essays. We rarely accept unsolicited book reviews.
  • The Critic does not publish fiction.