Literary Criticism: . Conclusion & New Beginnings What is Literary Criticism ? Critical Perspectives = 1. Finding different Contexts An Example : “A Slumber did my Spirit Seal” Critical Perspectives = 2. Being engaged in some critical issues . Beginnings . . . .
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Conclusion & New Beginnings
What is Literary Criticism?
Critical Perspectives= 1. Finding different Contexts
An Example: “A Slumber did my Spirit Seal”
Critical Perspectives =
2. Being engaged in some critical issues.
Beginnings . . .
Analysis from a certain perspective
Understanding can never be presupposition-less. Understanding must involve using some framework(s) or perspectives--conscious or unconscious.
The Course Literary Criticism tries to make you aware of or use different perspectives and frameworks to look at a literary text, yourself and your world.
Text // Self
Context/Soceity, History = Intertexts
Angel and Whore binaries
in Traditional Lit.
1. The Poet’s Imagination & Emotion but not reason;
2. Human nature// Nature
3. Treatment of Peasants & Women
Organicism: Lawrence; New Criticism
rise of capitalism:
1. W’s language
-- of the lower classes
2. W’ssubject matter:
W's prefaces and
set up his poetry as
an independent discipline,
(1798; 1802; 1815)
-- Need of money;
-- Cut out Coleridge’s part
to “suit the common taste”;
(New Crit: Pattern/Tension made with sounds, syntax, tense, verse form, repetition, etc.)
A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could notfeel
The touch of earthly years.
No motion has she now, noforce;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.
deconstruction, diff rance & signification
Orientalism or cultural imperialism