Gary Day (academic)

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Gary Day is a British academic and lecturer in English literature at De Montfort University, Leicester.

He has written books on F. R. Leavis, literary criticism and class, and is also co-editor (with Jack Lynch) for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Eighteenth Century Literature. Day held a satirical column in Times Higher Education for a number of years and now reviews television programmes for the same publication.


  • Re-reading Leavis: Culture and Literary Criticism (1996)
  • Class (2001)
  • Literary Criticism: A New History (2008)
  • Handbook to Eighteenth Century Literature (ed. with Bridget Keegan) (2008)
  • Modernist Literature 1880-1950 (2010)
  • A History of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice (in progress)

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