Critical Approaches to Literature. We’ll play Name That Critical Approach game at the end, so be ready!. What is literary criticsm ?. A way of talking about literature The lens through which we like to examine literature For example
We’ll play Name That Critical Approach game at the end, so be ready!
Attempts to describe what happens in the reader’s mind while reading a text
Acknowledges that different readers come to a text with different backgrounds that will affect their interpretations
Though it rejects the idea that there is a singular, correct interpretation, it notes that there are not an infinite number of interpretations