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The New Critical Shakespeare: The Tensions of Unity

Hugh Grady

in The Modernist Shakespeare: Critical Texts in a Material World

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183228
eISBN:
9780191673962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183228.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how Shakespeare and his age played a privileged and important part in New Critical literary history and critical practice, whilst recognizing that the methodology and practice ... More


Artistic and Critical Practices

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses artists' ethical aims in their works and the influential role of ethical criticism in critical practice, even in the writings of the New Critics and of post-structuralist ... More


Scripture and the Sufficiency of the Text

Timothy Ward

in Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199244386
eISBN:
9780191697364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter focuses on the Bible as text, constructing an approach to texts as in some way sufficient, and to the Bible as materially sufficient. The first section looks at two ‘nonsupplementing’ ... More


Scrutiny's Empire

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter moves beyond Britain to examine the Scrutiny movement's fortunes overseas. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Kenyon School of English and Eric Bentley's anthology for American readers ... More


The Not so New Criticism: Reconfigured, Yet Unregenerate

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the second metamorphosis undertaken by the Agrarians in the wake of the criticism that befell their political efforts. Determined to continue their campaign for intellectual ... More


The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Angie Maxwell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

By the 1920s, the sectional reconciliation that had seemed achievable after Reconstruction was foundering, and the South was increasingly perceived and portrayed as impoverished, uneducated, and ... More


Professionalism, Nationalism, Modernism The Case of E. M. W. Tillyard

Hugh Grady

in The Modernist Shakespeare: Critical Texts in a Material World

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183228
eISBN:
9780191673962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183228.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers E. M. W. Tillyard's alienation from the direction that Cambridge New Criticism had taken from Empson to Leavis. It argues that in one sense, Tillyard's effort was a holding ... More


The Peculiar Opportunities of English

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

in What Do You Think, Mr. Ramirez?: The American Revolution in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480787
eISBN:
9780226480954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480954.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American system gives extraordinary prominence not just to the humanities, but also to the discipline of English, which was thought to be the central discipline of the curriculum. In order to be ... More


The Religious Poetry of Christina Rossetti

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of the difficulties which an explicitly Christian poem, or artwork, presents for criticism is its appearance of thematic uniformity. Readers of such a poem frequently seem to think that the ideas ... More


Jane Austen, Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare: The Problem of the Opus

PARK HONAN

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the concepts of New Criticism and the New Historicism by looking a novelist, a poet, and a playwright in the light of a few of the ideas of deconstruction. The chapter tries to ... More


Close Reading Transformed: The New Criticism and the World

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Most of the striking accounts of particular poems and of poetry itself during the past century were broadly formalist in character, whether they went by the labels of semiotics, the New Criticism, ... More


Visible Decisions: Irony, Law, and the Political Constitution of Ralph Ellison

Matthew Stratton

in The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the ways in which discourses around irony intersect with discourses of law, race, responsibility, and recognition in the period that saw the institutionalization of both ... More


The Republic of Letters: The New Criticism, Harvard Sociology, and the Idea of the University

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses two disciplinary paradigms that prefigured the institutional requirements of the post-World War II university and expanding new class: the New Criticism and the structural ... More


Introduction: Modernist criticism and the meaning of meaning

Helen Thaventhiran

in Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides some frames for the book’s close readings of the prose styles of five modernist poet-critics and considers the complex intellectual history of the concept ‘meaning’, against ... More


The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Jerome J. McGann

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As well as exploring the fault-lines marking the various kinds of historical literary studies from the New Criticism to Post-Structuralism, this book develops a fully elaborated socio-historical ... More


Rhetoric and Realism; or, Marxism, Deconstruction, and Madame Bovary

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is created in relation to “Marxism” to questions of “realism,” by which means broadly, inquiries that relate literary works to history, society, politics, and the economy. One advantage ... 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


A Life in Criticism:: M. H. Abrams

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles M. H. Abrams, a major critic of British Romantic literature and founding editor of Norton anthologies of literature. It draws on an in-depth interview and gives revealing ... More


Introduction

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapters in this book looks into the issue that literary studies today is experiencing the effects of internal divisions and contradictions, and that the disciplinary crisis will not be overcome ... 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


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