Gerard Genette: Structuralism and Literary Criticism What is structuralism? How is it applied to the study of literature?
Structuralism (Structuralist Criticism):
It is the offshoot of certain developments in linguistics and anthropology. Saussure’s mode of the synchronic study of...
Gerard Genette writes at the outset in his essay ‘Structuralism and Literary Criticism’ that methods developed for the study of one discipline could be satisfactorily applied to the study of other discipline as well. This is what he calls “intellectual bricolage ’, borrowing a term from Clau...
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A HISTORY OF FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM
Feminism has transformed the academic study of literature, fundamentally altering the canon of what is taught and setting new agendas for literary analysis. In this authoritative history of feminist literary criticis...
LITERATURE AND LITERARY CRITICISM
Literature is the art of written works. It comes from the Latin word “littera” which means “letter” or “acquaintance with the letter”, therefore, the academic study of literature is known as “letters”. It is a form of art that refers to work...
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Structuralism and Literary criticism.
“A Literary Criticism of the novel The Fire Walkers by Erwin E. Castillo”
“We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth…” – President Barack Obama on his inaugural speech.
Relation with other nations is one of the most important things for the Uni...
Types of Literary Criticism
Since ancient times, readers have debated and critiqued literature from a variety of perspectives. Some have looked at a story or play from a moral stance, considering how values are represented in a text. Another critic might evaluate a poem in terms of its form. Recent...
Young Goodman Brown is one of the best short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne written in 17th century. It dwells on the depravity of mankind even on those who are born in a state of grace. Also his grandfather John Hathorne is one of those slayers in Salem Witch Trials. He changes his su...
Biographical criticism begins with the simple but central insight that literature is written by actual people and that understanding an author’s life can help readers more thoroughly comprehend the work. Anyone who reads the biography of a writer quickly sees how much an au...
Literary Criticism (a.k.a Critical Approaches)
-What I think I know:
* It’s the critical approach to any type of writing
-What I want to know:
*What exactly is being critiqued?
I. Literary Criticism
A. Definition: an informed, written analysis & evaluation of a work of li...
DEFINITION OF POSTCOLONIAL CRITICISM
A type of cultural criticism, postcolonial criticism usually involves the analysis of literary texts produced in countries and cultures that have come under the control of European colonial powers at some point in their history. Alternatively, it can refer to th...
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How does Gerard Genette view the nature of literary criticis...
21 Qiossary of Literary Terms
S E V E N T H E D I T I O N
Si ÇCossary of Literary Verms
M. H. ABRAMS
CORNELL U N I V E R S I T Y
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Formalism and New Criticism
“Formalism” is, as the name implies, an interpretive approach that emphasizes literary form and the study of literary devices within the text. The work of the Formalists had a general impact on later developments in “Structuralism” and other theories of narrative...
The Routledge Dictionary of
The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is a twenty-first century update of Roger
Fowler’s seminal Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms. Bringing together original
entries written by such celebrated theorists as Terry Eagleton and Malcolm...
Feminist and Womanist Criticism
of African Literature:
By Sharon Verba
July 20, 1997
Those women who struggle without giving up hope, herald the impending change...: change in attitude for both men and women as they evaluate and re-evaluate their social roles....
III. Literary terminology
1. Elements of Style
a. Figures of Speech
Figures of speech are expressions that stretch words beyond their literal meanings. By connecting or juxtaposing different sounds and thoughts, figures of speech increase the breadth and subtlety of expression.