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This book is an attempt to make modern literary theory intelligible and attractive to as wide a readership as possible. Since it first appeared in Even a proper "short title," "Theory of Literature and Methodology of Literary Study," would be too cumbersome. Before the nineteenth century one might have . BACKGROUND INFO. A very basic way of thinking about literary theory is that these ideas act as different lenses critics use to write and talk about art, literature, .


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Even a proper "short title," "Theory of Literature and. Methodology of Literary Study," would be too cumbersome. Before the nineteenth century one might have . Introducing Literary Theories: A Guide and Glossary has developed in part from a previous publication, Literary Theories: A Reader and Guide (). Theory of Literature bilgedumarre.ga theoryofliteratu00inwell_djv bilgedumarre.ga BY RENE WELLEK. BY AUSTIN WARREN. Contents.

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Views Read Edit View history. However, literature remains a separate art form, and effects found within are conveyed imperfectly.

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The emotions triggered by a work, or the intentions or theories behind it, will likewise not completely parallel those of another art form; [60] individual forms of art have also "evolved" differently.

All these understandings they find lacking.

They suggest two different aspects of sound systems: sounds in isolation, and sounds in relations with others. Wells and Hermann Pongs. They reject approaches which attempt to understand the author through his or her words or which attempt to understand figurative language alone; instead, it should be studied not in isolation but as "an element in the totality, the integrity, of the literary work".

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The latter two are discussed in the following chapter. Wellek and Warren consider genres as influencing "any critical and evaluative After outlining a brief history of the "ultimate" genres as understood by Aristotle poetry , prose , and drama , they show such an understanding as "scarcely promising of objective results" and overly prescriptive; they also reject several alternative theories of genre.

Instead, they suggest that every work's rank changes when a new work is introduced and that values within are "really, or potentially, present in the art object". Such a history should describe the development of "[t]he process of interpretation, criticism, and appreciation" or trace the development of works in small and large groups before tying it to universal literature. They also recommend "sharper distinction between the teacher and the scholar", allowing some individuals to devote their careers to research and not teaching.

This last strata they divided into paradigms and "metaphysical qualities", the level which a reader contemplates.

The philologist Helmut Hatzfeld, reviewing shortly after the book's release, described Theory of Literature as "radical in its viewpoint, rich in ideas and bibliographical material, poised in its judgment of other approaches to literature" [] as well as a "landmark in literary studies.

Ballard, reviewing for The Journal of Philosophy , found the treatment lacking, with major terms left undefined and much of the book providing synopses of other writers' theories; he conceded, however, that it convincingly showed that "the intellectual study of literature qua literature has just begun". Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message The different interpretive and epistemological perspectives of different schools of theory often arise from, and so give support to, different moral and political commitments.

For instance, the work of the New Critics often contained an implicit moral dimension, and sometimes even a religious one: a New Critic might read a poem by T. Eliot or Gerard Manley Hopkins for its degree of honesty in expressing the torment and contradiction of a serious search for belief in the modern world.

Meanwhile, a Marxist critic might find such judgments merely ideological rather than critical; the Marxist would say that the New Critical reading did not keep enough critical distance from the poem's religious stance to be able to understand it. Their theories of reading derive from vastly different intellectual traditions: the New Critic bases his work on an East-Coast American scholarly and religious tradition, while the Marxist derives his thought from a body of critical social and economic thought, the post-structuralist's work emerges from twentieth-century Continental philosophy of language, and the Darwinian from the modern evolutionary synthesis.

His approach, laid out in his Anatomy of Criticism , was explicitly structuralist, relying on the assumption of an intertextual "order of words" and universality of certain structural types. His approach held sway in English literature programs for several decades but lost favor during the ascendance of post-structuralism.Power serves in m aking the world both knowable and controllable.

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Sexual Subversions: Routledge, , - Routledge, 20 0 4. The philologist Helmut Hatzfeld, reviewing shortly after the book's release, described Theory of Literature as "radical in its viewpoint, rich in ideas and bibliographical material, poised in its judgment of other approaches to literature" [] as well as a "landmark in literary studies. A choice m ade just because "it's what people do" would be considered inauthentic. The New Criticism was the first school to disavow the role of the author in interpreting texts, preferring to focus on "the text itself" in a close reading.