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Literary criticism and the concept of imitation in antiquity.

Richard Peter McKeon

Literary criticism and the concept of imitation in antiquity.

by Richard Peter McKeon

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Published by Univ. of Chicago Press in [Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Classical literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Modern Philology.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprinted from Modern Philology: Vol. XXXIV, no. 1, Aug. 1936.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p.
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19231833M

    of imitating antiquity appeared as early as the fifteenth century and by the end of the seventeenth century it supplanted almost completely the idea of imitating nature. This was the greatest revolution in the history of the concept of imitation. It changed the classical theory of .   Judith Butler’s Concept of Performativity By Nasrullah Mambrol on Octo • (7). Claiming that “Identity is performatively constituted”, Judith Butler in her path breaking Gender Trouble () formulated a postmodernist notion of gender, in line with the deconstructive ethos and contradictory to the traditional notion’, that genders are fixed categories.

    It is generally agreed that today's standard literary prose style evolved during the Restoration in the seventeenth century. “From the Restoration on, normal literary prose is, to use McLuhan's terms, a 'linear' product of the 'print culture.' The Chief aim of such prose is useful public communication.” In The Rise of Modern Prose Style Robert Adolph tackles a central and provocative. Essays and criticism on Aristotle's Poetics - Critical Essays. Poetics. In the Poetics, Aristotle presents the principles of artistic composition. While the work treats many forms of imaginative.

    7 Mckeon,R., The Concept of Imitation in Classical age, Critics and Criticism Essays in Method by Group of Chicago Critics, p 8 Plato, Republic Book Later on two outstanding literary figures in the Roman period, Horace and Longinus, resume the discussion of the ancient topic and narrow down the concept of mimesis to its literary aspect; the fonner recognizes the importance of imitating nature in a unified harmonious way, but puts emphasis on the imitation of the methods or techniques of the.


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Literary criticism and the concept of imitation in antiquity by Richard Peter McKeon Download PDF EPUB FB2

In rationalizing this attitude Plato developed for the first time a concept of ‘imitation’ (mimēsis) which, in various guises, was to be a central theme of later theory. He held strongly that the spectacle of degrading emotion nourished the same emotion in the hearer.

LITERARY CRITICISM AND THE CONCEPT OF IMITATION IN ANTIQUITY RICHARD McKEON HE term "imitation" is not prominent in the vocabulary of criticism today.

In such use as it still has, it serves to segregate the bad from the good in art rather more frequently than to set the boundaries of art. Yet as late as the eighteenth century imitation. This book attempts to analyze the main themes against their historical background.

It discusses ancient beliefs and theories relating to inspiration, the poet's message, imitation, the rhetorical approach to literature, classification of literary genres and the ancient sense of literary by: Mimesis, or imitation (imitatio), was a widely used rhetorical tool in antiquity up until the 18th century's romantic emphasis on originality.

Mimesis criticism looks to identify intertextual relationships between two texts that go beyond simple echoes, allusions, citations, or redactions. Aristotle’s practical contribution to criticism, as opposed to his ethical defense of literature, lies in his inductive treatment of the elements and kinds of poetry.

Poetic modes are identified according to their means of imitation, the actions they imitate, the manner of imitation, and its effects.

Literary criticism, the reasoned consideration of literary works and applies, as a term, to any argumentation about literature, whether or not specific works are analyzed. Plato’s cautions against the risky consequences of poetic inspiration in general in his Republic are thus often taken as the earliest important example of literary criticism.

Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literary criticism is often influenced by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of literature's goals and methods.

Though the two activities are closely related, literary critics are not always, and have not always been, theorists. Literary criticism antiquity 1. LITERARY CRITICISM ANTIQUITY Mrs. Lorraine S. Almario 2. People have been telling stories and sharing responses to stories since the beginning of time.

By reading and discussing literature, we expand our imagination, our sense of what is possible, and our ability to emphasize with others. Reading and discussing literature can enhance our ability to write. Word imitation has great importance in literature. Aristotle explained meaning of this word in order to defend poetry which is called Aristotle’s concept/theory of imitation.

Although he was not first to use this word yet he comes first in redefining its meanings. Word “imitation” was used as a synonym of copy of copy before Aristotle. Methodology of this Book The methodology of this book rests on five basic principles.

One of the central diffi-culties encountered by readers of modern literary criticism and theory derives from the fact that the latter often employs concepts and terminology. This book is a guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day. It not only provides an overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, but also supplies the cultural, historical, and philosophical background which enables students to see them in Reviews: 9.

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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 6: The Nineteenth Century, c– This book attempts to analyze the main themes against their historical background. It discusses ancient beliefs and theories relating to inspiration, the poet's message, imitation, the rhetorical approach to literature, classification of literary genres and the ancient sense of literary history.

An outline of poetic theory ; William Empson, contemporary criticism, and poetic diction / Elder Olson-- The concept of plot and the plot of Tom Jones / R.S. Crane -- Episode, scene, speech, and word: the madness of Lear / Norman Maclean -- Literary criticism and the concept of imitation of antiquity / Richard McKeon -- Castelvetro's theory of poetics / Bernard Weinberg -- The theoretical.

The first volume of this set views the development of writing in German with respect to broad aspects of the early Germanic past, drawing on a range of disciplines including archaeology, anthropology, and philology in addition to literary history.

The first part considers the whole concept of Germanic antiquity and the way in which it has been approached, examines classical writings about. Literary criticism and the concept of imitation in antiquity / Richard McKeon --Aristotle's conception of language and the arts of language / Richard McKeon --The argument of Longinus' On the sublime / Elder Olson --Rhetoric in the Middle Ages / Richard McKeon --Poetry and philosophy in the twelfth century: the Renaissance of rhetoric / Richard.

Online This companion to literary theory includes an introductory chapter providing an overview of some of the major issues within literary theory and criticism. From there, it includes separate chapters surveying theory and criticism in antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth century.

works of Plato and other Greek writers see R. McKeon, "Literary Criticism and the Con- cept of Imitation in Antiquity," Modern Philology 34 () ; H. Koller, Die Mime- sis in der Antike (Bern ); G. Else, "'Imitation' in the Fifth Century," CP 53 (). "This companion to literary theory includes an introductory chapter providing an overview of some of the major issues within literary theory and criticism.

From there, it includes separate chapters surveying theory and criticism in antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth century.

Rhetoric is another ancient discipline that is closely connected with literary criticism. In Greek and Roman teaching, students were continuously stimulated to read, study, and analyze the classical texts from the past, which formed the models of stylistic imitation and emulation.

FROM Petrarch's sonnets to Milton's epics a major characteristic of Renaissance literature is the imitation of earlier texts, and the Renaissance contains a vast and perplexing array of writings on the theory and practice of imitation.'.Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, Derrida and Antiquity analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century.

Through an analysis of Derrida's work it explores the relationship between modern philosophy and Plato, the role ancient concepts of democracy have played in modern political debates, and the place.E-Book ISBN: Publisher: Brill.