Contexts for criticism
[This book] introduces readers to the essential issues of literary interpretation. The text includes three complete works: Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn," Melville's "Benito Cereno," and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." These texts - plus Shakespeare's "The Tempest"--Are examined through six fundamental critical theories: Historical (author as context and culture as context), formal, reader-response, mimetic, intertextual, and poststructural. Each theory is expressed in three types of essays: Introductory essays that explain the assumptions and interests of the critics who work in a particular critical context, trace the role the context has played in the history of criticism, and offer an assessment of its place in the contemporary scene; Theoretical essays that represent strong contemporary arguments for each critical theory [and] Application essays that apply the critical approach theory to the four central texts.-Back cover.
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Historical Criticism I Autkor as Context
Formal Criticism Poem as Context
ReaderResponse Criticism Audience as Context
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