George Walford: Domination (56)
DOMINATION tends to spread, and the universities display this feature as much as do the other authoritarian institutions. Reviewing a clutch of books on the practice and theory of writing fiction, Malcolm Bradbury tells (not with any hostile intent), how the number of Creative Writing courses has increased. Until quite recently, in the time of Pound, Eliot and Stevens, literary criticism and its theory were practiced and developed by people who had made their reputations as independent writers, possessing and requiring no other qualification. Since the war the academics have taken over this activity and now they seek to bring the writing of fiction under control. Bradbury does not speculate about the future and you don’t, yet, have to have a certificate from a Creative Writing course before submitting your work to a publisher; but you already have to compete with people able to offer that evidence of official approval.
from Ideological Commentary 56, May 1992.
- PSI Circular Number Two (February 1979)
- PSI Circular Number One (January 1979)
- Joshua Feldman: Reconceptualising (systematic) Ideology in the Wake of Political Psychology
- George Walford and Ike Benjamin: The Sad Case of the SPGB
- Linda Sloane: Systematic Ideology and Identity / The Triangle of Society, Ideology and the Individual
- Their “Operation Utopia”
- George Orwell Letters to George Walford
- George Walford: The New Magic
- George Walford: Exploring Ideology
- George Walford: Sciences