Which of the following statements best describes Cleanth Brooksâ€™s attitude towards studying literature ?
A. Critics should examine historical information surrounding a literary work.
B. Critics should develop universal readings of texts.
C. Critics should attempt to paraphrase texts in order to find out what they mean.
D. Critics should look at the biographical information of authors.
Detractors argue that such an approach can be too â€śjudgmental.â€ť Some believe literature should be judged primarily (if not solely) on its artistic merits. What approach possess this disadvantage ?
B. Formalism/New Criticism
A. Ferdinand de Saussure
B. Viktor Shklovsky
C. Roland Barthes
D. Michel Foucault
A. Billy Budd
C. Captain Ahab
A. New Historicism rejects the idea that history is neutral.
B. New Historicism does not make strict delineations between literary and non-literary texts.
C. New Historicism takes a particular interest in marginalized peoples.
D. All of the above answers are correct.
B. Criticism of life