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What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
What Is Literary Criticism
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What Is Literary Criticism

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Learning about literary criticism

Learning about literary criticism

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  • evaluating a literary piece from different perspectives and determining if it has achieve its purpose.
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  • Related to the study of literary criticism, we may no get rid off from studying literary theory as formulated by some experts in case of discussing literary criticism such A.Richard, Northrop Frye,and some other literary critics and the writers of literary criticism.Literary criticism seems not only to evaluate literary works or any kinds of artistic works, but it invites the literary critics exploring the shape of cultures dealing with the context of the works by the authors.
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  • Literary criticism is a term of study to evaluate a work of literature concerning with literary interpretation from literary critics.My specific comments on this terms is that this subject is really interesting to teach at a course, especially in the field of literature.To teach literary criticism in a course should have syllabus or out lines of the study so that students or instructors should be able know the limit of the study since literary criticism has a wide field of study which should be differentiated from other disciplines of knowledge.Literary criticism has its own specific history indicating why should this discipline be developed from one period to another as seen in The History of Literary Criticism.
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  • Literary criticism is a must subject to learn since it provides a specific knowledge in evaluating a literary work as a means to know the quality of the literary work by the writer. V.C. Coulter in his statement says that there will be no perfect without criticism.This opinion may arise to the fact that it is impossible for the writer to know whether his works are good or not without criticism from literary critics.In short, literary critics also must have a good knowledge of literary criticism to criticize literary works by authors such as William Shakespeare had ever been criticized in case of writing Hamlet by many literary critics and said that Hamlet was a really fine play which talked about revenge and it had been concluded that Hamlet was a tragedy of revenge because of assuming Hamlet intended to kill his uncle,Claudius as an ambitious to grasp the position to be the king of Denmark killed Hamlet' father and married his mother.
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  • Literary Criticism a study in case of discerning or evaluating a literary piece whether it is a novel, poem, play or any other literary works written by the authors.
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  • 1. And how to use it in this course
  • 2. A Critic  A critic = “One who expresses a reasoned opinion on any matter especially involving a judgment of its value, truth, righteousness, beauty, or technique” (“Critic”).
  • 3. A Literary Critic  Literary Criticism = “The evaluative or interpretive work written by professional interpreters of texts. It is "criticism" not because it is negative or corrective, but rather because those who write criticism ask hard, analytical, crucial, or "critical" questions about the works they read” (“Glossary”).  A real bookworm!  http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Cool_image_bank"
  • 4. What’s the difference again?  A critic is one who likes or dislikes a book, a movie, a dinner. A critic does evaluate but only on the basis of personal preference.  A literary critic is usually a professor of literature. Literary criticism is the act of interpreting literature and must be published in an academic publication such as a journal.
  • 5. Types of Literary Criticism Here are some types of literary criticism.  Formalist  Historical  Feminist  Psychological  See a complete list at http://staff2.esuhsd.org/danielle/APLit/Lit%20Crit/Literary_Criticism%20 and%20Theory.pdf
  • 6. What is NOT literary criticism?  Book reviews  Newspaper articles  Wikipedia  Ask.com Literary criticism must be published in an academic journal or paper.
  • 7. So, where do I find legitimate literary criticism? Step 1: Go to the LFCC library page http://www.lfcc.edu/library/ Step 2: Click on FIND ARTICLES Step 3: Click on LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER (Infotrac) Step 4: Fill in your BB user name and password (same one you use for MY LFCC) Step 5: Look for full text articles on by author for literary criticism Step 6: Click on tab for literary criticism Step 7: Evaluate the article to make sure it is truly an analysis, not a review!
  • 8. Works Cited “Critic.” Miriam Webster Online. 2009. 10 Jun 2009. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/critic>. Critic Image. 2009. Microsoft Free Clip Art. 14 June 2009. <http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx?ofcresset=1>. “Glossary Literary Criticism.” 2005. 10 Jun 2009. <http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/litweb05/glossary/glossa ry_l.htm>. Title Image. Bookworm Chicken. 2009. Microsoft Free Clip Art. April 10, 2008. < http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/clipart/default.aspx?ofcresset=1>.

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