Medieval Texts and Contemporary Readers

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Elizabeth Abel, Marianne Hirsch, and Elizabeth Langland. In order to soften the impact of Hegel's statements, some interpretations have suggested that references to "necessary" events in history could be inferred as "rationally necessary." Matthiessen made intelligent use of Marx's methods to enrich America's knowledge of her cultural heritage. Looking through Duchamp�s Door By Hans Belting. It is simply one factor which is relevant to a full critical analysis.
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Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily

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Currently, the Canadian Film Encyclopedia includes over 750 film title, biographical, and subject entries, covering some of Canada's foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. Going from the number of books to the number of writers and so to something like relative fitnesses for different sorts of literary writers would, however, be pretty difficult. (Thanks to Jason Hsu for pointing out an unfortunate ambiguity of wording.) At some point I should use this space to record some thoughts about what a natural history of literature would look like, and how it would differ from hitherto-existing literary criticism; but really I should be working now, and you can probably figure out what I’d say from my contribution to the Valve’s symposium on Moretti.
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Longfellow & His Poetry

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In addition, we have already proven that for either contingency or necessity to exist, the other must also exist. For students intending to continue to more advanced readings in an attempt to publish their own work in the field, this book and the previous can be very helpful. In recent writings and exhibitions on postwar art, the avant-garde of 1960s Argentina has emerged as one of the most vital and original of that extraordinarily dynamic period.
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Framley Parsonage

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John puts down the oar and settles as if to sleep and the tempo of the film transforms radically (the lassitude of John’s gestures almost look like slow motion). But it cannot be inferred from this that the Egyptians and Israelites employed this sacred or official language among themselves and in their religious documents (cf. The theory addresses how learners can play to their own strengths as well as developing areas in which they are weakest.
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O Albany!

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What cultural presuppositions/patterns affect the interpretation of the text? The type of criticism being used will influence the way that the critic views the text, and because of this, texts can be interpreted in many different ways. The Two Lords who marry the Stepsisters transact marriages that doom them into a prescribed life style.] [The chapter on Cinderella (pp. 18-38) is “a story about women alone together and they are each other’s enemies.
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Poetry and Posterity: Essays

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Toner, Ritsuko Hirai. “The Literary Use of Folktale in Medieval Japan and Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Literary Transformations of the Catskin Cinderella Tale of Oguri-Hogan and Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale.” Dissertation Abstracts International, 48 (1987): 920A. [Compares both conscious and unconscious effects created by the narratives, particularly for women.] Townsend, John Rowe. “Standards of Criticism for Children’s Literature.” Top of the News, June, 1971. [The May Hill Arbuthnot Honour Lecture.
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The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists (Cambridge

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Jung detected an intimate relationship between dreams, myths, and art in that all three serve as media through which archetypes become accessible to consciousness. A cruel lightness of luxuriant play is weighted down by the heavy loops of white pearls coiling around the girl’s neck. The romantic fixation which revolves around the beauty of perfect form, in art or elsewhere, is also a logical target for satire. The advice to study nature ends up by being the advice to study the classics.
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Walt Whitman; A Critical Study

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Their theory of inspiration must be, then, a very different one from that held by the average Christian. Take responsibility for your own ignorance about Waldorf; it's not their fault. The return of irony to myth that we noted in the first essay is contemporary with, and parallel to, abstraction, expressionism, cubism, and similar efforts in painting to emphasize the self-contained pictorial structure. Shortly after the upheaval caused by post-modernism to traditional methods of literary interpretation, Edward Said’s critique of Western Imperialism and its cultural ramifications in his book “ Orientalism ” gave birth to post-colonial criticism.
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Katherine Anne Porter's Poetry

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And it is our melancholy impression that it is not often cleanly performed in those loose compositions, by writers of perfectly indeterminate qualifications, that appear in print as reviews of books. Colonized people, especially of the British Empire, attended British universities and with their access to education, created this new criticism. Writers such as Camille Paglia, Christina Hoff Sommers, Jean Bethke Elshtain and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese have been labeled "anti-feminists" by feminists.
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Selected Poems of William Gilmore Simms

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And finally, Diamond's view of Chinese society is based on outdated European beliefs. The student is actively engaged in every facet of the class. We could have access to documents regarding the author's true intention, "but the documents. .. that would give us that intention are no more available to a literal reading (are no more uninterpreted) than the literal reading it would yield." Naipaul and the Political Correctness Debate." The objective is to bring about informed dialogue and discussions to enable us to think critical, think art.
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