The Language of Criticism Routledge Revivals

Hence is evolved a technique of close reading– 'practical criticism' as Richards called it–whereby a diagnosis can be made in terms of minute particularity. (Oddly enough Richards seems not to have realized the logical implications of ...

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Author: John Casey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136736827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by scientific methods. Criticism discovers reasons for a response, rather than causes, and is a rational procedure, rather than the expression of simply subjective taste, or of ideology, or of the power relations of society. The book aims at a philosophical justification of the tradition of practical criticism that runs from Matthew Arnold, through T.S.Eliot to I.A.Richards, William Empson, F.R.Leavis and the American New Critics. It argues that the close reading of texts moves justifiably from text to world, from aesthetic to ethical valuation. In this it differs radically from the schools of "theory" that have recently dominated the humanities.

Coleridge Language and Criticism

If his monistic foundation was ever present, if he was always assimilating the languages of his past into his ... The languages of criticism, like all discursive languages, are the languages of history, and these languages should ...

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Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820332406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Long celebrated as a great aesthetic idealist and champion of the imagination, Coleridge is now beginning to be understood as a literary critic with many other dimensions, with exciting and far-reaching insights into language, and with detailed notions about the psychological, historical, and linguistic demands of the literary experience. In this study, Timothy Corrigan sees Coleridge's criticism as "the product of an actively self-conscious reader, of a precise user of language, and, most of all, of a historical man involved with the demands of his day." Specifically he studies the relationship between the language of Coleridge's criticism and his interests in politics, psychology, science, and theology. Corrigan concludes that Coleridge's work is not a closed and strictly defined system but an extraordinarily diverse one that responds sympathetically to new angles of research. His study is first and foremost an investigation of Coleridge's criticism based on Coleridge's own ideas about language and reading. While taking its particular direction from a variety of contemporary literary theories, the book is most concerned with how Coleridge's critical prose and theoretical positions anticipate these in an exceptionally complex way.

The Language and Style of Film Criticism

The Language and Style of Film Criticism brings together a range of original essays from international academics and film critics highlighting the achievements, complexities and potential of film criticism. Film criticism is a form of ...

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Author: Andrew Klevan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136728280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The Language and Style of Film Criticism brings together original essays from an international range of academics and film critics highlighting the achievements, complexities and potential of film criticism. In recent years, in contrast to the theoretical, historical and cultural study of film, film criticism has been relatively marginalised, especially within the academy. This book highlights the distinctiveness of film criticism and addresses ways in which it can take a more central place within the academy and develop in dynamic ways outside it. The Language and Style of Film Criticism is essential reading for academics, teachers, students and journalists who wish to understand and appreciate the language and style of film criticism.

Comparative Criticism Volume 4 The Language of the Arts

If the capacities of the critic are publicly available , so that the reader too can share in them , then the critic's reflections on his own response will also be addressed to the reader . In which case , he is describing not some ...

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Author: E. S. Shaffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521245788

Category: Drama

Page: 374

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Addresses literary theory and criticism, comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

English Language and Literary Criticism

Some of the examples of such titles are The Language of Paradox ( 1942 ) , Irony as Principle of Structure ( 1951 ) , Religion and Literature ( 1974 ) , The Modern Writer and The Burden of History ( 1977 ) , The New Criticism ( 1979 ) .

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Author: A.s. Kharbe

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8183564836

Category: Criticism

Page: 464

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The Language of Criticism

Discusses the place of emotion in our response to works of art, the objectivity of critical judgements, and the relations between literature and morality.

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Author: John Casey

Publisher: London : Methuen

ISBN: UCAL:$B650836

Category: Criticism

Page: 205

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Discusses the place of emotion in our response to works of art, the objectivity of critical judgements, and the relations between literature and morality.

The Rhetoric of Criticism

To reduce the power of language to the mechanical level of the use of tropes , figures and metaphors is to distort its very nature . ... In the twentieth century novelists and critics will do exactly the same .

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Author: Sascha Talmor

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: UCAL:B3386157

Category: Criticism

Page: 127

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The Language of Criticism

Jacqueline M. Henkel explores the impact of linguistics and ordinary language philosophy on literary theory over the past four decades.

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Author: Jacqueline Margaret Henkel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013436156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Jacqueline M. Henkel explores the impact of linguistics and ordinary language philosophy on literary theory over the past four decades. Her readings of key texts relocate the principal literary issues raised by the interaction between these fields. She shows how various linguistic models - among them Saussurean and Prague School linguistics, generative grammar, and speech-act theory - have affected such major movements in literary criticism as stylistics, Jakobsonian structuralism, narratology, reader-oriented criticism, and deconstruction and its offshoots. Among the major figures she discusses, in addition to Saussure and Jakobson, are Chomsky, Derrida, Austin, and Searle.

The Structuralist Controversy

At a 1966 international symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, many of the leading figures of European structuralist criticism first presented their ideas to the American academic community.

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Author: Richard A. Macksey

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801883954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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At a 1966 international symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, many of the leading figures of European structuralist criticism first presented their ideas to the American academic community. The proceedings of this event—which proved epoch-making on both sides of the Atlantic—were first published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 1970 and are now available once again, with a reflective new preface by editor and symposium convener Richard Macksey.