Literature, Criticism and Literary Theory: A Brief Stroll.
Literary Criticism in the Medieval Period-Plato The field of interdisciplinary study known as “law and literature” brings the two fields of “law” and “literature” (or literary studies) together to engender new scholarly insights.
Because people have been discussing works of literature as long as literature has existed, it is difficult to determine when literary criticism as a discipline began. The earliest written work considered to deal with literary criticism is Aristotle's Poetics, which was published in the 4th century BCE--which leads historians to begin examining literary criticism in the Classical Period.
Among the literary works produced during this period which reflect society’s renewed interest in the classical tradition as resultant from the educational system at that time are: An Essay On Criticism, An Essay on Man, and The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope, Cato, a Tragedy, and Genius by Joseph Addison, The Vanity of Human Wishes, and essays in The Ramble by Samuel Johnson, and.
The first half of the eighteenth century was dominated by the neoclassical ideas expressed by Alexander Pope in An Essay on Criticism and An Essay on Man; the second half of the century was.
Here, Oxford literary critic David Russell explores the distinct qualities that define the Victorian essay and recommends five of its greatest practitioners. The best books on Sex in Victorian Literature, recommended by Claire Jarvis We often assume the Victorians had puritanical attitudes to sex, but this was far from the reality.
Give you a clear sense of the history and development of literary criticism as a discipline through a broadly chronological approach to the material (starting with the very earliest Greek authors and moving forward through critical texts of the classical Greek, Hellenistic and Roman periods).
Literary Periods: A brief overview is located below:. Literary periods are spans of time for literature that shares intellectual, linguistic, religious, and artistic influences. The following links, organized by literary period, are to the library's catalog for works by author, title, literary movement, type of work, etc. For further information on materials related to a specific literary.