Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Criterion is a Journal of Literary Criticism published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.



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Vol 7, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Front Matter PDF
Criterion: A Journal for Literary Criticism A-I
Editor's Note PDF
Jenna Peterson, Kristen Soelberg i-iii


A Saintly Epic: Reading Beowulf as Hagiography PDF
Jordan Jones 1-8
Archiving Art: The Value of Nostalgia in Hemingway's A Moveable Feast PDF
Jared Michael Pence 9-18
Foregoing Intellectual Powers: Exploring Social Instincts in "The Old Gentleman" PDF
Brittany Strobelt 19-27
The Joker, The Blockbuster, and Mass Shootings: Watching the World Burn PDF
Connor Race Davis 28-35
The Motifs of Water and Death in Rudyard Kipling's and Joseph Conrad's Short Stories PDF
Shane Peterson 36-43
The Profane and Reverent in The Things They Carried PDF
Tamara Pace Thomson 44-52
Redirecting Disney Rants: The Real Angst Fueling the Negative Obsession with Disney Tales PDF
Laura Randle 53-67

Full Issue

Criterion: A Journal for Literary Criticism (2014) PDF
Criterion: A Journal for Literary Criticism

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