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Defining Literary Criticism

Scholarship, Authority and the Possession of Literary Knowledge, 1880-2002

Authors: Atherton, Carol

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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 archival sources. It addresses issues that are central to the identity of academic English - how the subject came into existence, and what makes it a specialist discipline of knowledge - in a manner that illuminates many of the crises that have affected the development of modern English studies. Atherton also addresses contemporary arguments about the teaching of literary criticism, including an examination of the reforms to A-Level literature.

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CAROL ATHERTON teaches English at Bourne Grammar School in Lincolnshire, UK.

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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


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Defining Literary Criticism
Book Subtitle
Scholarship, Authority and the Possession of Literary Knowledge, 1880-2002
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50107-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230501072
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4679-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52393-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 221
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