April 9, 2007

Keesey Chapter 7 Introduction

Keesey, Ch 7 (Introduction) -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"In addition to these loosely defined groups and practices, the latest turn to history includes the work of a large number of unaffiliated or multiaffiliated critics who may disagree about much but who agree that literary studies must become more historical and more engage with "real-world" problems."

This appears to be a cultural criticism wrapped in a mimetic wrapping paper. Understanding that the importance of the literature is staying true to realistic problems that actually occurred in the society is a necessary convention for this type of criticism. While there is a historical criticism, this also appears to be a "sociological" criticism, because it looks at the issues of the society that actually occurred, and appears to expand creativity off of that basis. This criticism is actually the criticism that implements racism, homosexuality, feminism, and other stereotypes involved in literature, because this will be, and already is a part of history. I am kind of freaked out with this criticism, but I am fascinated at the same time. But enough about me, what about you?

Posted by The Gentle Giant at April 9, 2007 9:17 PM
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