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Literary Criticism
General Introduction
Definitions
 “The art or science of literary criticism is devoted to the
comparison and analysis, to the interpretation and
evaluation of works of literature”.
(J A Cuddon)
 “Criticism is to see the object as in itself it really is.”
(Mathew Arnold)
 Derived from Greek word meaning Judgment.
3 Fundamental Parts
 Critique is amalgamation of three things
1. Interpretation (Deriving meaning)
2. Analysis (Finding Techniques)
3. Classification (To make groups)
Criticism can be
Objective
Judgmental
Descriptive
Subjective
Biased
Prescriptive
Types of Criticism
Two types of Criticism
Practical
(based on single text)
Theoretical
(include theories)
M H Abrams’ Model
Universe
Artist
Work
Audience
Explanation
 Universe Oriented
(Mimetic Theory)
 Audience Oriented
(Pragmatic Theory)
 Artist Oriented
(Expressive Theory)
Different Theories
 Formalism
(John Crewe Ransom’s The New Criticism)
 Structuralism
(Ferdinand D’ Saussure)
 Deconstruction
(Derrida)
 Reader-Response
(Louise Rosenblatt)
 Feminism
(Toril Moe, Elaine Showalter)
 Psychoanalytical Criticism
(Freud, Jung, Lacan)

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