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  • Literary theories

    Solidad Reyes’ view on Literary History‚ Literary Theory and Literary Criticism In an attempt to solve different problems and issues in Literary Studies such as the effects of major trends to modern Philippine Literature‚ role of the audience and critics in studying text‚ three areas of literary study was explained‚ literary history‚ literary theory and literary criticism and their integration to Philippine Literature. Each area was explained based on their individual roles or impacts in the study

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  • Formalist Literary Theory

    Formalism is a literary theory that was spearheaded by two main bodies – Russian Formalists and New Critics – which focused on understanding the literary text through the text itself. Its principles posed a great shift from the traditional approaches during its time‚ and so it sparked a movement in the field of literary studies that would adopt new perspectives and ideas. While Formalism received much criticism due to its dubious methods of the closed reading of a text‚ its lack of a solid theory of language

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  • ?Introduction to Literary Theory

    Introduction to literary theory Theory Kind of speculation‚ it’s analytical Interdisciplinary discourse (debate) with effects outside an original discipline (Culler) Critique of common sense‚ of concept taken as natural What is literature? Elusive term (always changing) Modern sense – 200 yrs old Prior to 1800 literature was „memorized“ not interpreted In fiction the relation of what speaker say to what authors think is always a mater of interpretation Dictionary: imaginative or creative

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  • Literary Theory and Ontario Educational Communications

    Cited: Abrams‚ M.H. Definition of “criticism” from A Glossary of Literary Terms. 6th ed. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich‚ 1993: 39.

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  • Literary Theory Reflection

    I have taken quite a few minority culture courses. I am interested in understanding‚ applying‚ and using Queer and feminist theory‚ or rather being able to view the world through the Queer and/or Feminist lens. I have worked with some theories before‚ including Formalism‚ Marxist Criticism‚ Feminist Criticism‚ New Historicism‚ and Ecocriticism‚ so the idea of literary theory is not foreign to me. The feelings and thoughts that books create lead to interesting discussions with different people. Each

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  • Feminism: Contemporary Literary Theory

    . A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory Fifth edition RAMAN SELDEN PETER WIDDOWSON PETER BROOKER . A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory . . A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory FIFTH EDITION Raman Selden Peter Widdowson Peter Brooker . PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED Edinburgh Gate Harlow CM20 2JE United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1279 623623 Fax: +44 (0)1279 431059 Website: www.pearsoned.co.uk Fifth edition published in Great Britain in

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  • Literary Semiotics

    Literary Semiotics Quite often the terms semiotics and semiology are equal‚ so that often instead semiotics use semiology and vice versa. Ferdinand de Saussure speaks of the sign and the first makes the distinction between semiotics and semiology. Semiotics is the general theory of signs. Semiology study the functioning of the sign in the social practice. Today avoids this distinction and semiotics equate with semiology‚ ie‚ they are synonyms. GENERAL Semiotics: The sign does not exist only

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  • Literary Analysis

    Assignment 2 Literary Analysis Essay In- Class Assignment 500+ words 27-28 July 15% Week 4 Literary Analysis Essay • What is it? – Analyzes literary text. How? • By tackling any number of aspects of the content such as the: – – – – Aesthetic Technical Linguistic Thematic (economic‚ political‚ philosophical‚ sociological‚ psychological‚ etc.) • It concentrates and uses the text (not real life) as its base. Literary Analysis Essay • Why do we write them? – To help cement our understanding of

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  • The Relevance of Literary Theory and Criticism Today

    Literary Theory and Criticism and Its Relevance Today Literary criticism is primarily the evaluation of the importance of a particular work or body of work on such grounds as: the personal and/or cultural importance of the themes and the uses of language of a text; the insights and impact of a text; and the aesthetic creation (or‚ performance) of the text; mainly as these areas are seen to be reciprocally dependent‚ supportive or inflective. The word ’criticism’ has ordinary-use negative connotations

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  • New Historicism is a literary theory ba

    New Historicism is a literary theory based on the idea that literature should be studied and intrepreted within the context of both the history of the author and the history of the critic. Based on the literary criticism of Stephen Greenblatt and influenced by the philosophy of Michel Foucault‚ New Historicism acknowledges not only that a work of literature is influenced by its author’s times and circumstances‚ but that the critic’s response to that work is also influenced by his environment‚ beliefs

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