Criticism & Theory

American Writers: Retrospective Supplement I

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Eliot says that whenever a new work is written it will be compared to the past and that the value of existing works will be readjusted to accommodate the new work: this is conformity between the old and the new� (Eliot 5). All those 30 000 contracts at British Rail had to be drafted by lawyers, all the assessments have to be done by assessors. Biographical Criticism Upon reading the opening of Langston Hughes poem, I recognized that there was a lot going on.

Lionel Trilling: Negative Capability and the Wisdom of

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Meaning no longer inheres in the text, but is fully located within the reading community. Critical Theory, in sum, seeks to "make problematic what is taken for granted in culture," and it does so in the interests of "social justice," especially in the interest of "those who are oppressed" (Nichols & Allen-Brown, 1996, p. 226). Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (NAEL 2395-2401). In the form in which we possess it, most of it has already moved into the category of romance.

Language and Style in "Leaves of Grass"

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Someone might object that the system of equal temperament, in which C$ and Db are the same note, is an arbitrary fiction. These are generally observed, moreover, to be co-extensive with class and other social divisions (e.g. Though there are differences in these foci, they overlap a great deal. Strategy requires now, I should think, that criticism receive its own charter of rights and function independently. Given the stringent social norms regarding black female sexuality from both within and outside the African-American community, when artists like Gertrude Rainey and Bessie Smith sang about women's sexuality, they put forth a model of black feminism based on an open defiance of patriarchy and male sexual dominance.

Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings

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Writing excess: the poetic principle of post-literary culture; INDEX show more The quality of essays is consistently high, with outstanding contributions by Timothy Clark on hermeneutics, Chris Baldick on criticism and the academy, Chris Snipp-Walmsley on post-modernism, and Sean Burke on the responsibilities of the writer. Obviously, service jobs do not hold the long-term attraction or bring with them the income, status or stability associated with terms like the "information worker" or "knowledge producer."

Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity, and Victorian

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The Meaning of Meaning: a Study of the Influence of Language Upon Thought and of the Science of Symbolism. Considers gendered patterns for protagonists within particular societies, using Cinderella as example (p. 9). Then, after further thought, she said yes, but not without misgivings. “What a difference a few centuries do make. If theology was once considered the queen of the sciences, it was because 172 The New Criticism 173 man's relation to God was the overriding concern of the age of theology.

Alfred Tennyson: A Literary Life (Literary Lives)

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S. tolerates or eradicates slavery, its evil motives remains the same. In myth, the hero is a god, and hence he does not die, but dies and rises again. The only restric- tion the poet writes under is the "necessity of giving immediate pleasure to a human being possessed of that information which may be expected from him, not as a lawyer, a physician, a mar- iner, an astronomer, or a natural philosopher, but as a man."

Lost, Beat, Blank: The Punk Unconscious in Subversive and

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Vernon Robbins has described a different methodology for "socio-rhetorical criticism," focusing on five aspects of the text: "(a) inner texture; (b) inter-texture; (c) social and cultural texture; (d) ideological texture; and (e) sacred texture."141 Inner texture, he explains, involves "the repetition of particular words, the creation of beginnings and endings, alternation of speech and storytelling, particular ways in which the words present arguments, and the particular �feel' or aesthetic of the text"142--in other words, stylistic matters.

Gertrude Stein and the Essence of What Happens

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Literary critics may sometimes challenge the ideas and values of literature. Walter Benjamin's 1936 essay ''The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction'' revolutionized the way we look at the social function of the work of art, and the paradigms through which we appreciate >>more Paperback, 7.5 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 200 b&w / 1 duotone. After the building of the temple the law was not considered so stringent as to bind under all circumstances.

A Preface to Milton (Preface Books)

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T.", Leipzig, 1885; "Neueste Prinzipien der alt. Wilson, George M., Narration in Light: Studies in Cinematic Point of View (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986). The Epistle to the Hebrews is assigned to an Alexandrian Jewish convert, contemporary, or almost so, with St. These challenges, however, do not diminish the importance and the ethical obligation for providing adequate contextual information about items, collections, or digital historical representations. “Is it ethical for archivists to detach digital items from their archival context in order to make them more ‘digital friendly’ and more accessible to meet needs of some users?” Jane Zhang asks.[ 7 ] I believe that the tradition of source criticism in historical theory and methodology complements the archival principle of provenance, and that it adds an important historical perspective to the archival obligation to provide information about the provenance of digital historical representations.

Memory-Theater and Postmodern Drama (Theater:

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Those American writers content with "blind estheticism" were dismissed as being unworthy of the "great tradition." There is no correct interpretation that will always hold true. We have seen already that besides the Massoretic Text we have to take into account the earlier text followed by the Septuagint translators, and the still earlier readings of the Samaritan Pentateuch; a detailed investigation of this subject belongs to the field of textual or lower criticism. Critical theory was first defined by Max Horkheimer of the Frankfurt School of sociology in his 1937 essay Traditional and Critical Theory: Critical theory is a social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it.