CMCI’s Professor Richard Howells has a piece just published in the (London) Times Higher Education. It’s about Rudyard Kipling’s Stalky & Co, first published in 1899. Howells had found an old copy in his local second hand book shop and started to read…
Stalky & Co is a collection of late Victorian school stories –a very far cry from Hogwarts. Instead of Quidditch, Stalky & Co celebrates beatings, bullying, and a dormitory jape involving a dead cat.
As Howells says in the Higher, he is not qualified to assess this is literature, but as cultural sociology… wow!
See “What Are You Reading” in The Times Higher Education, 8-14 June, 2017, p. 46.