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The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
Clifford Geertz

Meaning of "literary criticism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LITERARY CRITICISM

literary criticism  [ˈlɪtərərɪ ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM

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Literary criticism is a noun.
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WHAT DOES LITERARY CRITICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Literary criticism

Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often informed by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of its methods and goals. Though the two activities are closely related, literary critics are not always, and have not always been, theorists. Whether or not literary criticism should be considered a separate field of inquiry from literary theory, or conversely from book reviewing, is a matter of some controversy. For example, the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism draws no distinction between literary theory and literary criticism, and almost always uses the terms together to describe the same concept. Some critics consider literary criticism a practical application of literary theory, because criticism always deals directly with particular literary works, while theory may be more general or abstract. Literary criticism is often published in essay or book form.

Definition of literary criticism in the English dictionary

The definition of literary criticism in the dictionary is the evaluation, study and discussion of literature.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LITERARY CRITICISM


aestheticism
iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm
asceticism
əˈsɛtɪˌsɪzəm
Catholicism
kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm
classicism
ˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
criticism
ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm
cynicism
ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm
eclecticism
ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm
empiricism
ɛmˈpɪrɪˌsɪzəm
eroticism
ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
fanaticism
fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm
historicism
hɪˈstɒrɪˌsɪzəm
lyricism
ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm
mosaicism
məʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm
mysticism
ˈmɪstɪˌsɪzəm
narcissism
ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm
neoclassicism
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
neuroticism
njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
romanticism
rəʊˈmæntɪˌsɪzəm
scholasticism
skəˈlæstɪˌsɪzəm
witticism
ˈwɪtɪˌsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LITERARY CRITICISM

literalize
literalizer
literally
literalness
literarily
literariness
literary
literary agency
literary agent
literary critic
literary editor
literary remains
literary theory
literaryism
literate
literately
literateness
literati
literatim
literation

WORDS THAT END LIKE LITERARY CRITICISM

agnosticism
Anglicism
anti-Catholicism
apocalypticism
athleticism
didacticism
esotericism
exoticism
hermeticism
higher criticism
homoeroticism
monasticism
new criticism
peripateticism
racism
Roman Catholicism
scepticism
self-criticism
skepticism
stoicism
textual criticism

Synonyms and antonyms of literary criticism in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «literary criticism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LITERARY CRITICISM

Find out the translation of literary criticism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of literary criticism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «literary criticism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文学批评
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la crítica literaria
570 millions of speakers

English

literary criticism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साहित्यिक आलोचना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النقد الأدبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

литературная критика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crítica literária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাহিত্য সমালোচনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la critique littéraire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kritikan sastera
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Literaturkritik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

文芸批評
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

문학 비평
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kritik sastra
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phê bình văn học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साहित्यिक टीका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Edebi eleştiri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

critica letteraria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krytyka literacka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

літературна критика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

critică literară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λογοτεχνική κριτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

literêre kritiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

litteraturkritik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

litterær kritikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of literary criticism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LITERARY CRITICISM»

The term «literary criticism» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.188 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LITERARY CRITICISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about literary criticism

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3 QUOTES WITH «LITERARY CRITICISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word literary criticism.
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Clifford Geertz
The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
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Anne Stevenson
There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind. That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
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Tristram Stuart
Determining the value of individual texts has been an ideological scuffle in literary criticism for centuries: but the environmental cost of printing them hauls this dispute from the ivory tower into day-to-day decision-making. Is it right to write? The publishing industry is slowly beginning to commit to using sustainably harvested trees.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LITERARY CRITICISM»

Discover the use of literary criticism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to literary criticism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Theory, Interpretation, Pedagogy
The first collection of its kind, Ecofeminist Literary Criticism assembles some of the most insightful advocates of this perspective to illuminate ecofeminism as a valuable component of literary criticism.
Greta Claire Gaard, Patrick D. Murphy, 1998
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Marxism and Literary Criticism
Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth century.
Terry Eagleton, 2002
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Literary Criticism: A New History
Or that it was not unknown in the nineteenth century for book reviews to be 30,000 words long!These are just a few of the fascinating facts to be found in this absorbing history of literary criticism.
Gary Day, 2008
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Textual and Literary Criticism
The literary critic tends to think that the textual scholar or bibliographer has not much to say that he would care to hear, so there is a gulf between them.
Fredson Bowers, 1966
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Literary Criticism of the Old Testament
This book's explanation of techniques used in the process of literary criticism will be valuable to both student and professor.
Norman C. Habel, 1977
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Literary Criticism: Plato to Dryden
This volume attempts to represent European theories of poetry from Plato's time to the year 1700.
Allan H. Gilbert, 1962
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Indian Literary Criticism: Theory and Interpretation
Literary criticism produced by Indian scholars from the earliest times to the present age is represented in this book.
G. N. Devy, 2002
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Negritude and Literary Criticism: The History and Theory of ...
The first thorough study to consider the history of the criticism of "Negro-African" literature in French, exploring the complex relationship between how literatures are named and how they are evaluated.
Belinda Elizabeth Jack, 1996
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 3, The ...
This 1999 volume was the first to explore as part of an unbroken continuum the critical legacy both of the humanist rediscovery of ancient learning and of its neoclassical reformulation.
George Alexander Kennedy, Glyn P. Norton, 1999
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Literary Theory and Criticism
Essential anthology of Poe's critical works reviews works by Dickens, Hawthorne, many others. Includes Theory of Poetry ("The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," "The Poetic Principle"). Introduction.
Edgar Allan Poe, Leonard Cassuto, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LITERARY CRITICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term literary criticism is used in the context of the following news items.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, on Native Grounds | Anne Margaret Daniel
... conference and speaking on Fitzgerald and jazz, show you how much energy and vitality there is in literary criticism among students today. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Through a New Wardrobe: The NarniaFans Interview Series …
NF: So is this book literary criticism, a biography or both? Roger White: The book includes some literary criticism and some biography, but that's ... «Narnia Fans, Jul 15»
3
Lughnasa International Friel Festival Begins Next Month
... extensively - to date 24 titles in the fields of literary criticism, history, Irish art music, cultural studies, art history and 18th century Irish poetry. «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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'Nabokov in America': a new world for a literary genius | The Seattle …
Roper's accessible literary criticism is woven into this book, simultaneously a biography of Nabokov, summaries of his books and a travelogue ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
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Review: 'Death and Mr. Pickwick, A Novel” by Stephen Jarvis - Life …
The novel is a criticism of Dickens, a detective novel in the form of fictionalized literary criticism. A fine read on its own, it is filled with the ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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Listed: Precocious Writers
... epistolary novel but also a smart piece of literary criticism. She comically exaggerates the vogue for novels packed with “sensibility” – feverish ... «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
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Words of comfort Susie Boyt
For me, reading about reading has been a good way back in, by which I mean reading literary criticism. It feels safer, because there is already a ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Stephen Wrinn to lead University of Notre Dame Press
... Latino culture, peace studies and international relations, literary criticism, and original short fiction and poetry. The Press also offers scholarly ... «ND Newswire, Jul 15»
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The Marshall County Medallion
Here's the first clue: It was written by Lacon businessman Frank Holocker, who has organized this project, so please direct any literary criticism ... «Peoria Journal Star, Jul 15»
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'Watchman' released to readers hungry for more Harper Lee
... Atticus Finch and sassy, spirited Scout, fans — both from the inner circles of literary criticism and the novel consumers — wanted more. «Times Daily, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Literary criticism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/literary-criticism>. Jul 2020 ».
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