Author Archives: Micah Mattix
About Micah Mattix
Micah Mattix manages and writes for Prufrock at The American Conservative and is an assistant professor of literature at Houston Baptist University. He writes regularly on poetry for The Wall Street Journal and on books and arts for The Weekly Standard, National Review, The New Criterion, The American Spectator, First Things, Books & Culture, and many other publications. Follow him on Twitter.
Also: A disputed portrait of Austen as a teenager, Twitter as Scripture, and more.
Also: Revisiting Orestes Brownson’s defense of the American constitution and a certain kind of liberalism.
Also: Metaphysical words, a Catholic “Dracula,” and more.
Also: The return of Buffy, lessons from Rome, and more.
Also: The stupidity of Twitter mob clauses in author contracts, the story of Dr. Rapp, and more.
Also: Pushing buttons, Ernst Jünger’s war journals, and more.
Also: Jill Abramson’s false book on facts, Proust in the Gulag, and more.
Also: UNC’s chancellor orders the removal of Silent Sam’s pedestal, in praise of ‘Goldeneye’, and more.
Also: How Broadway became Broadway, brainwashing young critics, and more.
The literary canon is formed through serious criticism—not mere nostalgia.
Will new Southern writing avoid the trap of nostalgia?
Behind great literature there is often a great translator.
D.G. Myers has passed away.
Juan Vidal thinks we need more political poetry. He’s wrong.
Metaphors can be both “embodied” and transcendent.
Why won’t online education replace campus learning? We have bodies.
If you want to see what ails English departments, look no further than one of its most popular textbooks.
Ross Douthat has weighed in on Adam Bellow’s piece on the need …
Last week, my eldest and I took part in RAGBRAI (The Register’s …
Conservatives should reinvest in art for its own sake, not to win a culture war.← Older posts Newer posts →
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