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Liberal Measures: Prolegomenon to a Poetics of English Modernism

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter puts the Liberal support of the Great War in the context of 19th-century British Liberalism. This legacy places an exceptionally high degree of value on Reason, a priority that results ... More


epilogue: A Memory for Modernism, the New Critical Constructions, and This Awful Truth of Pseudotruth

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Epilogue follows the book's account of the ways in which English literary modernism was formed in response to the Great War, by showing how various movements in the history of literary criticism ... More


I. A. Richards, Practical Criticism (1925), and Edith Rickert, Scientific Analysis of Style (1926)

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan

in The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226735948
eISBN:
9780226736273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Disciplinary historians have seen I. A. Richards’s Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgment (1929) as foundational for modern pedagogy in English. This chapter turns instead to Richards’s ... More


One of Us: Eliot, Auden, and Four Quartets

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Poetry presents a paradox: it is capable of saving us, but it does not matter. However, to read poets like T. S. Eliot and Wystan Hugh Auden for the poetry, and not for something else, makes ... More


Afterword

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This brief concluding chapter looks at Cambridge English in the 20th century and points out that its founding father, I. A. Richards, referred to Kames’s ‘great and novel venture’ in his lectures on ... More


Institutionalising English Criticism: Men of Letters, Modernism, Tradition and Theory

Gary Day

in Literary Criticism: A New History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615636
eISBN:
9780748652099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615636.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that an English degree is closely tied to market and management philosophies. The continuity between the concepts of criticism and capitalist economics re-established that ... More


‘Responsible Propagandists’: I. A. Richards, T. S. Eliot, and Cambridge Experiment

Benjamin Kohlmann

in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198715467
eISBN:
9780191783197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715467.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The discussion begins by revisiting the Richards-Eliot debate over the relationship between poetry and ‘belief’. This notorious debate helped to inscribe two mutually conflicting critical languages ... More


Empathy: Counting Words with Vernon Lee and I. A. Richards

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that scientific approaches to aesthetics that were popular in Victorian culture constitute a suppressed alternative to New Critical interpretive practices that were foundational ... More


Night of the Living Dead: Legal Realist Anticonceptualism

in Legal Realism Regained: Saving Realism from Critical Acclaim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756594
eISBN:
9780804787529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the contemporary sources of realist anticonceptualism and how these were put in realist legal theory. It discusses the linguistic theory of Charles Ogden and I. A. Richards, ... More


. Close Reading: Marshall McLuhan, from Modernism to Media Studies

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the father of media studies, Marshall McLuhan, as a modernist New Critic and argues for the understanding of how close reading serves his foundational writing. McLuhan studied ... More


Literary Criticism's Failure

Simon During

in Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an account of the antidemocratic and anticapitalist origins of modern literary criticism. It focuses on T.S. Eliot, I.A. Richards and F.R. Leavis arguing that modern techniques of ... More


Modernist Close Reading

Max Saunders

in Modernism and Close Reading

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198749967
eISBN:
9780191890871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749967.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Close reading, as it gained prestige from the 1920s in Cambridge Practical Criticism and then the American New Criticism, was not only a product of the modernist period but a product of modernism. ... More


Do They Believe in Magic? The Word as Myth, Name, and Art: (C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, Frege, George Orwell, Bakhtin, Saussure)

Ken Hirschkop

in Linguistic Turns, 1890-1950: Writing on Language as Social Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198745778
eISBN:
9780191874253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198745778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 6 is devoted to writers hostile to the mythical element of language, who believe that myth must be defeated and who have a strategy for defeating it. The strategies are varied: Ogden and ... More


Word Bridges

Thomas Harrison

in Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226735290
eISBN:
9780226735320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735320.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

If metaphor is understood etymologically as a “carrying from here to there,” then language itself is an irreducibly metaphorical operation. Nietzsche, Calvino, and Paul Valéry express skepticism ... More


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