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March 31, 2006

Appendix cited

Roberts, Appendix A -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)

"Questions such as these indicate that criticism is concerned not only with reading and interpreting stories, poems, and plays but also with establishing theoretical understanding" (299).

I've read and reread the explanations of each of the various established criticisms, but I find I still possess a fair amount of confusion as to what each means. It may just take some practice before the lightbulb glows and I finally "get it".

I will say the New Critical/Formalist criticism seems to be very close to what we try to do in the course of our class discussions about a particular work.

Posted by MattHampton at March 31, 2006 07:35 PM


I appreciate your cutting remarks, Matt.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 31, 2006 07:58 PM

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