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Class 5 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business




       Readings from the New Criticism on our syllabus to date:













1. Evolving Theory of New Criticism


Core Model of New Criticism


  • Other materials for discussion:

Alexander Calder mobile


2. Practice of New Criticism


Story of arrival of the New Criticism in the classroom at Yale U., 1938-41





    • Some Yale English Dept. faculty members in the late 1930's-1940's who are relevant to the story (History of the Department):
      • Maynard Mack
      • Louis Martz
      • John Pope
      • Richard Sewald
      • Chauncey Brewster Tinker
      • W. K. Wimsatt,
    •  Cleanth Brooks hired at Yale 1947; Robert Penn Warren hired at Yale 1961


Examples of the practical criticism of the New Critics


Example of the heritage of New Critical practice


Example poem for close reading







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