Richard Hoggart

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Since the publication of The Uses of Literacy in 1957, Richard Hoggart has been one of Britain's foremost public intellectuals and cultural commentators. Though a literary critic by training, his work has repeatedly challenged entrenched disciplinary and social boundaries, addressing a wide range of subjects including literature, popular culture and the development of public policy. His reputation for being both a critical and practical intellectual is evident in the way that he worked tirelessly within and without the world of academe for much of his career, working as an extra-mural lecturer at the University of Hull (1946-1959), Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester (1959-1962), Professor of English and …

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Bailey, Michael. "Richard Hoggart". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 October 2008
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]

Articles on Hoggart's works

  1. The Uses of Literacy