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Literary Criticism - seven different lenses

This presentation serves as an introduction to what literary criticism is and seven different types of literary criticism:Marxist CriticismPsychoanalytical CriticismArchetypal CriticismNew Criticism (Formalism)Reader-responseNew Historicism Gender CriticismEach section defines what that school of thought focuses on and gives examples of what sort of questions a critic might ask of a piece of literature.

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Literary Criticism

/William-Turner-Landscapes-Mountains. Romanticism, first defined as an aesthetic in literary criticism around 1800, gained momentum as an artistic movement in France and Britain in the early decades of the nineteenth century and flourished until mid-century. With its emphasis on the imagination and emotion, Romanticism emerged as a response to the disillusionment with the Enlightenment values of reason and order in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789

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