The New Criticism

Spring 2016-2017


Rosanna Warren

An examination of primary works of The New Criticism, British and American. We will consider the theoretical variety and different critical practices of these loosely allied critics, who were often not allies at all. Authors to be studied: I.A. Richards, T.S. Eliot, F.R. Leavis, Kenneth Burke, John Crowe Ransom, Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, W.. Wimsatt, Yvor Winters, R.P. Blackmur, and William Empson.