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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.
He covers practical criticism and lyric pedagogy at Cambridge, Denise Riley's socialized biology, forms of reproduction in the early work of Wendy Mulford, and institutional geologies and lonely sociality.
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. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2017, ISBN: 9781786990068.
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. The hero of his narrative is really Robert Graves, but if Childs writes as an advocate he is meticulous in his scholarly assessment of evidence.
Richards, Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgement, Transaction Publishers 2008 (1929); Stanley Cavell, The Pursuits of Happiness, Harvard Film Studies 1981; John Gibbs and Douglas Pye (eds), Style and Meaning; Studies in the Detailed Analysis of Film, Manchester University Press, 2005.
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.
Alif 34: World Literature: Theoretical and Practical Criticism.
It should be acknowledged here that Lang is a past master of close reading and practical criticism. What Robert Morgan says of his former professor Fred Chappell is equally true of Lang: "I remember thinking that this man knew exactly how these poems were made.
Richards memorably dubbed practical criticism) to some of the problems that have bedevilled literary and art-interpreters since Aristotle.

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