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The Resource The cultural politics of the New Criticism, Mark Jancovich

The cultural politics of the New Criticism, Mark Jancovich

Label
The cultural politics of the New Criticism
Title
The cultural politics of the New Criticism
Statement of responsibility
Mark Jancovich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Mark Jancovich concentrates on the works of three leading American writers - Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom, and Allen Tate - in order to examine the development of the New Criticism during the late 1920s and early 1930s, and its establishment within the academy in the late 1930s and early 1940s. This critical movement managed to transform the teaching and study of English through a series of essays published in journals such as the Southern Review and the Kenyon Review. Jancovich argues that the New Criticism was not an example of bourgeois individualism, as previously held, but that it sprang from a critique of modern capitalist society developed by pre-capitalist classes within the American South. In the process, he clarifies the distinctions between the aims of these three Southern poets and those of the next 'generation' of New Critics such as Cleanth Brooks, Warren and Welleck, and Wimsatt and Beardsley. He also claims that the failure on the part of most contemporary critics to identify the movement's ideological origins and aims has usually meant that these critics continue to operate within the very professional terms of reference established through the New Critical transformation of the academy." "The book will be of interest to scholars and students of American literature, literary theory and cultural studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jancovich, Mark
Dewey number
801/.95/097309041
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS78
  • PN98.N4
LC item number
  • .J35 1993
  • J36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ransom, John Crowe
  • Warren, Robert Penn
  • Tate, Allen
  • Criticism
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • New Criticism
  • New criticism
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Schrijvers
Label
The cultural politics of the New Criticism, Mark Jancovich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The New Criticism and its critics. Contemporary responses to the New Criticism -- The historical context of the New Criticism -- Before the New Criticism -- pt. II. The formation of the New Criticism. John Crowe Ransom: The social relations of aesthetic activity -- Allen Tate: The social organization of literature -- Robert Penn Warren: Against propaganda and irresponsibility -- Conclusion: the analysis of a Southern poet -- pt. III. The establishment of the New Criticism. The origins of academic involvement -- Understanding literature: textbooks and the distribution of the New Criticism -- The form of criticism -- pt. IV. The development of the New Criticism. John Crowe Ransom: The isolation of aesthetic activity -- Allen Tate: The man of letters and the cold war -- Robert Penn Warren: Literature and social engagement -- Conclusion: modernism and postmodernism within the American academy. The professionalization of literary study -- The New Critical intervention -- Cultural criticism and postmodernity
Control code
27336495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780521416528
Lccn
93019909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1571050
Label
The cultural politics of the New Criticism, Mark Jancovich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The New Criticism and its critics. Contemporary responses to the New Criticism -- The historical context of the New Criticism -- Before the New Criticism -- pt. II. The formation of the New Criticism. John Crowe Ransom: The social relations of aesthetic activity -- Allen Tate: The social organization of literature -- Robert Penn Warren: Against propaganda and irresponsibility -- Conclusion: the analysis of a Southern poet -- pt. III. The establishment of the New Criticism. The origins of academic involvement -- Understanding literature: textbooks and the distribution of the New Criticism -- The form of criticism -- pt. IV. The development of the New Criticism. John Crowe Ransom: The isolation of aesthetic activity -- Allen Tate: The man of letters and the cold war -- Robert Penn Warren: Literature and social engagement -- Conclusion: modernism and postmodernism within the American academy. The professionalization of literary study -- The New Critical intervention -- Cultural criticism and postmodernity
Control code
27336495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780521416528
Lccn
93019909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1571050

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