Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Setting & Symbolism

Peter Barry
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Liberal humanism

Liberal humanism is the name of an approach to literary criticism popular in the 1970s. The method is used as a catchall term to describe the absence of any other category of literary criticism that a practitioner applies to a literary text.

London University

London University is the name of the school in the 1960s where Barry does his undergraduate work in English literature. He studies the traditional "Beowulf to Virginia Woolf" course and American literature but no literary theory courses.

Church of England

Church of England is the name of the official state church that monopolizes English studies taught in Oxford and Cambridge Universities through the 1820s

Practical Criticism

"Practical Criticism" is the name of a literary theory developed by I.A. Richards at Cambridge University in the 1920s. This method isolates literary text from the context of history and is a current standard used...

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