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    types of Literary Criticisms? * New Criticism / Formalism - This type of criticism concerns itself with the parts of a text and how the parts fit together to make a whole. Because of this‚ it does not bring in any information outside of the text: biography of the author‚ historical or literary allusions‚ mythological patterns‚ or the psychoanalytical traits of the characters (except those traits specifically described in the text.) * Archetypical or Mythic – This type of criticism looks at

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    BIOGRAPHICAL CRITICISM 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 author’s experience shapes—both directly and indirectly—what he or she creates. Reading that biography will also change (and usually deepen) our response to the work. Sometimes even knowing a single important

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    for testing‚ just wanna be member.Literary criticism is the study‚ evaluation‚ and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often informed by literary theory‚ which is the philosophical discussion of its methods and goals. Though the two activities are closely related‚ literary critics are not always‚ and have not always been‚ theorists. Whether or not literary criticism should be considered a separate field of inquiry from literary theory‚ or conversely from book reviewing‚

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    Narrative “New LiteraryCriticism A good novel is hard to put down. The story in the novel is perfect with a great plot‚ convincing characters‚ and a suspenseful build up to the climax. You have been drawn into the story and it is almost like you are there‚ living along side the characters. You understand their background‚ their trials‚ and their joys. The story brings to life something from long ago that may or may not be fictional. It is hard to tell without doing further research

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    THE CONTRIBUTION OF MARXISM TO THE STUDY OF LITERARY CRITICISM It is evident that Marxism has made great contribution in the study and criticism of Literature‚ there is need to explain a little bit on Marxism before we discuss its contribution. Marxism is a social and political theory based on the works of Karl Marx and his followers‚ associated with the socialist and communist movements‚ these works mainly are Manifesto of the Communist Party and the German Ideology. It should be understood

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    Approach in Literary Criticism (Written report) PSYCHOANALYTICAL APPROACH IN LITERATURE Psychoanalytic literary criticism refers to literary criticism or literary theory which‚ in method‚ concept‚ or form‚ is influenced by the tradition of psychoanalysis begun by Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalytic reading has been practiced since the early development of psychoanalysis itself‚ and has developed into a heterogeneous interpretive tradition. As Patricia Waugh writes‚ ’Psychoanalytic literary criticism

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    This page intentionally left blank 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 criticism‚ leading scholars chart the development of the practice from the Middle Ages to the present. The first section of the book explores protofeminist thought from the Middle Ages onwards‚ and analyses the

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    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 the analysis of texts written about colonized places by writers hailing from the colonizing culture. In Orientalism (1978)‚ Edward Said‚ a pioneer of postcolonial criticism and studies‚ focused on the way

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    Literary Criticism What comes to your mind when you hear the word “criticism”? Nowadays‚ most people look at criticism as something negative and personally‚ it has a negative connotation to me. Multimedia (for example‚ television‚ radio‚ etc.) has often depicted criticism as an antagonist. On reality TV shows‚ say‚ a singing competition‚ there is usually a panel of judges who criticize the contestants ’ performances particularly focusing on its fine points and flaws (more on the latter) and the

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    Pragmatic Literary Criticism Pragmatic criticism is concerned‚ first and foremost‚ with the ethical impact any literary text has upon an audience. Regardless of art ’s other merits or failings‚ the primary responsibility or function of art is social in nature. Assessing‚ fulfilling‚ and shaping the needs‚ wants‚ and desires of an audience should be the first task of an artist. Art does not exist in isolation; it is a potent tool for individual as well as communal change. Though pragmatic

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