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Defining literary criticism : scholarship, authority and the possession of literary knowledge, 1880-2002

Author: Carol Atherton
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The academic study of English literature has always been controversial. In this timely and ambitious volume, Carol Atherton examines these controversies by tracing a number of debates about the study of English, from its institutionalisation in the late nineteenth century to recent arguments about the reform of English A-level. Drawing on archival records from a range of universities, and on the work of critics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Atherton
ISBN: 1403946795 9781403946799
OCLC Number: 123353507
Description: viii, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Histories of English : the critical background --
2. English in the universities --
3. Critics and professors --
4. Criticism and the modernists : Woolf, Murry, Orage --
5. Methods and institutions : Eliot, Richards and Leavis --
6. Revising English : theory and practice.
Responsibility: Carol Atherton.

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Outlining the controversies that have surrounded the academic discipline of English Literature since its institutionalization in the late nineteenth century, this important book draws on a range of  Read more...

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'Thoughtful, well written and offering fresh perspectives on writers as diverse as A. C. Bradley and Virginia Woolf...[a] delightful book.' - Times Literary Supplement

 
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