practical criticism


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practical criticism

a practical approach to literary criticism, in which the text is approached in universal terms with little recourse to an elaborate apparatus of reference outside the text. Cf. theoretical criticism.
See also: Criticism
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The new-comer already threatened to be a nuisance in the shape of rivalry, and was certainly a nuisance in the shape of practical criticism or reflections on his hard-driven elders, who had had something else to do than to busy themselves with untried notions.
Missing from this list is Richards's Practical Criticism (1929), which John Guillory credits as providing "the little spatial trope that.
Theory of African Literature: Implications for Practical Criticism.
Among his topics are the dialectic of alienated labor and the determination of revolutionary subjectivity in the Paris Manuscripts, Marx on Proudhon: the critique of the dialectical logic and the political determination of science as practical criticism, the role and place of commodity fetishism in Marx's dialectical exposition in Capital, and real subsumption and the genesis of the revolutionary subject.
Practical criticism of the kind I learned in school, where texts were analyzed in terms of content and form, has become obsolete, save for the theater where such techniques are mandatory for every aspiring actor.
Childs's monograph does not pursue the later developments but focuses squarely on the period leading up to Empson's Seven Types and Richards's Practical Criticism.
Chapter 5 focuses on Practical Criticism (1929), in which Richards reported his experiments on readers' responses to many anonymous poems and then analyzed these responses.
The English practical criticism paper featured a passage by South African Koos Kombuis that consisted entirely of punctuation.
It should be acknowledged here that Lang is a past master of close reading and practical criticism.
Alif 34: World Literature: Theoretical and Practical Criticism.
Richards' Practical Criticism, though Richards used only published texts and asked only for qualitative judgments.
There is much in the book that is reasonable and persuasive, and the book points toward a theory of practical criticism that could be embraced by a wide and diverse group of Christian writers.

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