Literary Criticism is an informed, written analysis and evolution of a work of literature based on a literary theory. An Archetypal Criticism is a type of a literary theory that interprets the text using symbols, motifs, myths, characters, and situations.
Literary Criticism and Philosophy - F. R. Leavis The essay literary criticism and philosophy was first published in scrutiny in the year 1937 and it was written in response to the suggestion of Wellek that Leavis should write about the theoretical basis of his criticism.
The Effect of Transcendentalism: Henry David Thoreau Transcendentalism is the American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century that was rooted in the pure Romanticism of the English and the German (Goodman).It is true that in this essay I have put more emphasis on what analytic philosophy might offer literary criticism and less on what criticism might offer philosophy. I have done this partly because my audience is composed of literary critics, and more specifically Spenserians, who know their own virtues but are probably less familiar with the virtues of philosophers.The literary criticism of the Renaissance developed classical ideas of unity of form and content into literary neoclassicism, proclaiming literature as central to culture, entrusting the poet and the author with preservation of a long literary tradition.
MORAL PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH 4. Post Modern Moral Criticism asks how the work in question affects the reader. This is technically what is called Neo-Humanist--an American philosophy that evaluates morality. Critics working from a moral bent are not unaware of form, figurative.
Deconstruction, form of philosophical and literary analysis, derived mainly from work begun in the 1960s by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, that questions the fundamental conceptual distinctions, or “oppositions,” in Western philosophy through a close examination of the language and logic of philosophical and literary texts. In the 1970s the term was applied to work by Derrida.
Notes on The Criticism of Plato - A.N Whitehead, a mathematician, and a philosopher claimed that Western philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato. It is mostly accepted that Greek philosopher, Plato, laid the foundations of Western philosophy.
The journal offers fresh, stimulating ideas in the aesthetics of literature, theory of criticism, philosophical interpretation of literature, and literary treatment of philosophy. Philosophy and Literature challenges the cant and pretensions of academic priesthoods through its assortment of lively, wide-ranging essays, notes, and reviews that are written in clear, jargon-free prose.
Waugh 2006 collects informative essays on important developments in Continental philosophical approaches to literature and contemporary literary theory. Davies 2007 and Lamarque 2009 offer sophisticated and even-handed introductions to major themes in the philosophy of literature while persuasively advancing the particular philosophical views of their respective authors.
The New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. It emphasized close reading, particularly of poetry, to discover how a work of literature functioned as a self-contained, self-referential aesthetic object. The.
A useful, if overly simplistic, periodisation of Marxist literary criticism has been proposed by Terry Eagleton in the introduction to his and Drew Milne’s Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader (Blackwell, 1996). Eagleton divides Marxist criticism into four kinds: anthropological, political, ideological, and economic (I shall focus on the first three).
Philippe Desan - 1990 - Philosophy and Literature 14 (1):142-156. Marxism and Literary Criticism (Review). Bernard Murchland - 1977 - Philosophy and Literature 1 (3):361-363.
While Formalism received much criticism due to its dubious methods of the closed reading of a text, its lack of a solid theory of language, and so on, it was also able to establish the notion of literary study being a partly scientific, objective process, and its framework would serve as a starting point and a great influence for future ideas and theorists to come.Old Criticism.
The iconoclastic literary criticism of Leslie Fiedler, as, for example, Love and Death in the American Novel (1960), was marked by its provocative application of Freudian ideas to American literature. In his later work he turned to popular culture as a source of revealing social and psychological patterns.
Reviews “Inventing Agency, Essay on the Literary and Philosophical Production of the Modern Subject offers an admirable examination of the multiple ways the capacity to think and act, to reflect or negate have been both re-defined and questioned in the modern era.The authors gathered in this volume engage in a productive dialogue, focusing on distinctive works and critical perspectives.