Rhetorical Criticism

Author: Jim A. Kuypers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442252731
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Rhetorical Criticism from the Author: Jim A. Kuypers. Now in its second edition, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to contemporary rhetorical criticism. Systematic chapters contributed by noted experts introduce the fundamental aspects of a perspective, provide students with an example to model when writing their own criticism, and address the potentials and pitfalls of the approach. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, the volume presents less commonly discussed rhetorical perspectives, exposing students to a wide cross-section of techniques.

Perspective Criticism

Author: Gary Yamasaki
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227173996
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Perspective Criticism from the Author: Gary Yamasaki. Countless times in the Bible readers are presented with a report of a character engaged in some action, but no explicit indication from the storyteller on how the action is to be evaluated. At first glance, it would appear the readers are being left to fend for themselves in making an evaluation. Fortunately, according to Yamasaki, that is not the case, for, he argues, though the readers are not receiving explicit evaluative guidance, they may be receiving guidance in a less-obvious fashion through the way in which point of view is being used in the passage.Gary Yamasaki's bold new work sets out a new biblical methodology called Perspective Criticism, an approach designed to uncover evaluative guidance that may be encoded in the point-of-view crafting of biblical narratives.

Intertextuality

Author: Jeanine Parisier Plottel
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Intertextuality from the Author: Jeanine Parisier Plottel.

Ptolemy In Perspective

Author: Alexander Jones
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048127882
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Ptolemy In Perspective from the Author: Alexander Jones. Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. The nine studies show the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority.

Literary Theory And Criticism

Author: Patricia Waugh
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199291335
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Literary Theory And Criticism from the Author: Patricia Waugh. Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

Political Theory And Feminist Social Criticism

Author: Brooke A. Ackerly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659840
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Political Theory And Feminist Social Criticism from the Author: Brooke A. Ackerly. In Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism, first published in 2000, Brooke Ackerly demonstrates the shortcomings of contemporary deliberative democratic theory, relativism and essentialism for guiding the practice of social criticism in the real, imperfect world. Drawing theoretical implications from the activism of Third World feminists who help bring to public audiences the voices of women silenced by coercion, Brooke Ackerly provides a practicable model of social criticism. She argues that feminist critics have managed to achieve in practice what other theorists do only incompletely in theory. Complemented by Third World feminist social criticism, deliberative democratic theory becomes critical theory - actionable, coherent, and self-reflective. While a complement to democratic theory, Third World feminist social criticism also addresses the problem in feminist theory associated with attempts to deal with identity politics. Third World feminist social criticism thus takes feminist theory beyond the critical impasse of the tension between anti-relativist and anti-essentialist feminist theory.

Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

Author: Greta Claire Gaard
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067082
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Ecofeminist Literary Criticism from the Author: Greta Claire Gaard. Ecofeminism is a practical movement for social change that discerns interconnections among various forms of oppression: the exploitation of nature, the oppression of women, and racism. This anthology explores both how ecofeminism can enrich literary criticism and how literary criticism can contribute to ecofeminist theory and activism.

Feminist Writings In The Perspective Of Feminist Criticism A Comparison Of Fay Weldon S Weekend And Doris Lessing S To Room 19

Author: Dominik Borner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 363837775X
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Feminist Writings In The Perspective Of Feminist Criticism A Comparison Of Fay Weldon S Weekend And Doris Lessing S To Room 19 from the Author: Dominik Borner. Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Bamberg, course: Proseminar: Reading British Short Stories, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction Early in the morning she rises, The Woman’s work is never done. And it’s not because she doesn’t try, She’s fighting a battle with no one on her side. She rises up in the morning, And she works ‘til way past dusk. The woman better slow down, Or she’s gonna come down hard. Early in the morning she rises, The woman’s work is never done. Woman’s Work, by Tracy Chapman (1992) “Ah, to be all things to all people: children, husband, employer, friends! It can be done: yes, it can: super woman” (Weldon 1988, 312). The short stories Weekend by Fay Weldon and Doris Lessing’s To Room 19 resemble each other in the aspect of presenting two female characters struggling in their lives under the pressure of the multiple roles they are to fulfill every day. But despite the superficial similarity of these stories, the two female authors chose different ways of pointing out the general themes of patriarchy and female entrapment to the reader. Feminist literary criticism covers a broad range of theories and politics and it is hard to define the one feminist approach, however one of the main goals of feminist critics has been to point out patriarchal structures , oppression of women and inequalities of power between men and women. While these themes are often implicitly hidden in male literature, Weldon and Lessing dramatize and display them explicitly in their short stories. In this paper, some of the aspects of feminist theory will be applied to focus on the author’s different ways of presenting patriarchal structures by analyzing the similarities, but most importantly the differences in their respective settings and characters. To create a basis for discussion, in the following chapter an analysis of the female and male main characters will be connected with a deeper look at the general themes and motives that both short stories display. Subsequently, the third chapter will deal with the significant differences of the characters and the plots, leading into the question in which way the authors influence their readers and what effect on the reader each author may have desired.

Perspectives On Criticism

Author: Ed. Mohit K. Ray
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126900978
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Perspectives On Criticism from the Author: Ed. Mohit K. Ray. Philosophical Speculations About The Origin Of Poetry And The Nature And Function Of Criticism Have Engaged The Attention Of Poets And Critics For Over 2500 Years In The West And Still There Is No Consensus Either Regarding The Mysterious Process Of Creation Or The Proper Function Of Literary Criticism. One Reason, Of Course, Is That There Is A Lack Of Definiteness Both About The Nature Of The Object And About The Tools For Judging It. Unlike An Architecture A Temple Or A Mosque A Literary Work Does Not Conveniently Exist In Space And Time. Paradoxically, Though Frozen In Time It Transcends Time. The Problem Is Further Complicated By The Fact That Since Reading A Poem Is An Aesthetic Experience We Cannot Read The Same Poem Twice, Because During The Period Intervening Between The First Reading And The Second We Have Changed.However, In Recent Years, Particularly During The Second Half Of The Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Has Burgeoned Into Too Many Schools And Theories Resulting In A Complete Critical Anarchy. In This Period Of Confusion, Standing On The Darkling Plain As We Are, We Must Focus On The Real Function Of Literature And Save Literature From Being A Casualty In The Cross-Fire Of Literary Theories. Literary Criticism Is A Discourse On Literature, An Art Of Judging Literature And Deciding How Far And For What Reasons A Literary Work Is Good Or Bad, Great Or Useless. In Fact, The Term Criticism Is Derived From The Greek Krino Which Means To Judge And Krites Which Means A Judge. We Should Never Lose Sight Of The Fact That Literary Criticism Must Be Literary Criticism. And The Literary Value Of A Work Must Be Judged By Literary Criteria Alone.The Essays Included In This Volume Constitute A Significant Body Of Literary Criticism In The True Sense Of The Term. Keeping Their Focus Sharply On The Literary Text The Critics, By Comparison And Analysis, Have Tried To Evaluate Different Authors And Their Works. In Their Wider Gropings They Have Also Embraced The Other Areas Such As The Relation Between Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Scholarship And Teaching, Etc.