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A psychological approach to literary criticism

Norman R. F. Maier

A psychological approach to literary criticism

by Norman R. F. Maier

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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism.,
  • Literature -- Psychology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Norman R. F. Maier and H. Willard Reninger.
    ContributionsReninger, Harry Willard, 1900- joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN81 .M36 1976
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 154 p. :
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4900171M
    ISBN 100849218004
    LC Control Number76044208

    Archetypal criticism advocated by Maud Bodkin is also a form of psychological criticism. “Her very conception of archetypes implies that images endowed with such universal significance – images rooted so deep in the human psyche – must have yielded much of their significance to both poet and reader in the past†(Wimsatt Author: Rakesh Chandra Joshi. Approaches to Literary Criticism Literary criticism is the study, analysis, and evaluation of imaginative literature. Historical criticism seeks to interpret the work of literature through understanding the time and culture in which the work was written.

    Finally, a psychoanalytical reading can examine the reader and how a literary work is interpreted according to the psychological needs of the reader. We examine this approach in detail in Chapter 6 "Writing about Readers: Applying Reader-Response Theory" on reader-response criticism. Choose three authors and/or literary works that you think. Key words: psychological theories, literary criticism, humanism, evolutionary criticism. 1. Introduction In order to understand any genres, it is essentially indispensable to catch up on literary criticism because it is considered as a first step toward developing an understanding of some rather difficult and at times provocative concepts Author: Abdolbaghi Rezaei, Seyyed Hassan Seyyedrezaei.

      A video presentation about Psychological Literary Criticism prepared by Saint Paul School of Business and Law students enrolled in World Literature. and lecturer, concentrating on psychological lit-erary criticism, critical theory, and personality theory. REFERENCE Whitehead C. (). A general theory of psychological literary criticism. Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 13, Reprinted from: Whitehead, C. (). A general theory of psychological literary Size: KB.


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A psychological approach to literary criticism by Norman R. F. Maier Download PDF EPUB FB2

This psychological approach, which reflects the effect of psychology on both literature and literary criticism, was mainly influenced by the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Sigmund Freud put forward the theory that literary texts are a manifestation of the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of.

Read the full-text online edition of A Psychological Approach to Literary Criticism (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, A Psychological Approach to Literary Criticism. Psychoanalytic criticism builds on Freudian theories of psychology.

While we don't have the room here to discuss all of Freud's A psychological approach to literary criticism book, a general overview is necessary to explain psychoanalytic literary criticism. The Unconscious, the Desires, and the Defenses.

Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Maier, Norman R.F. (Norman Raymond Frederick), Psychological approach to literary criticism. New York, London, D. Appleton and Company [©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Norman R F Maier; H Willard Reninger.

Salem Press' Critical Approaches to Literature series is designed to provide students and researchers with fresh insight into the various critical approaches to literary criticism.

With thought-provoking analysis of several works in a wide variety of genres, each volume helps readers develop tools to analyze literary works using a particular Brand: Robert C. Evans. Mythological Criticism: This approach emphasizes “the recurrent universal patterns underlying most literary works.” Combining the insights from anthropology, psychology, history, and comparative religion, mythological criticism “explores the artist’s common humanity by tracing how the individual imagination uses myths and symbols common.

Psychoanalytic Criticism Psychoanalytic criticism adopts the methods of "reading" employed by Freud and later theorists to interpret texts. It argues that literary texts, like dreams, express the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author, that a literary work is a.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Limited to copies." Description: xii, pages illustrations 24 cm: Responsibility: by Norman R.F. A psychological approach to literary criticism [Maier, Norman R. F] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A psychological approach to literary criticismAuthor: Norman R. F Maier. Psychoanalytic literary criticism is a way of analyzing and interpreting literary works that relies on psychoanalytic analytic theory was developed by Sigmund Freud to explain the workings of the human mind.

In this field of literary criticism, the major concepts of psychoanalytic theory, such as the idea of an unconscious and conscious mind, the divisions of the id, ego, and.

Psychoanalytical criticism in Hamlet There is a whole lot that goes on inside our bodies and minds that most of us are unaware are even occurring.

Looking into one’s psyche, these unknown occurrences become clear as well as the motives behind them. Psychoanalytical criticism takes a look at all these psychological occurrences. Psychological Approach. Ø view works through the lens of psychology. Ø look either at the psychological motivations of the characters or of the authors themselves.

Mythological / Archetypal / Symbolic. Ø assumes that there is a collection of symbols, images, characters, and motifs (i.e. archetypes) that evokes basically the same response in all people. ]Psychological Criticism by definition Psychological Criticism, also known as Psychoanalytical Criticism, is the analysis of an author's unintended message.

The analysis focuses on the biographical circumstances of an author. The main goal is to analyze the unconscious elements within a literary text based on the background of the author. During the twentieth century there was a shift away from the “who done it “genre to the “why did he do it”.

Major writers have included Hermann Hess., Franz Kafka, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. In literary criticism some critics have added to the formalistic/aesthetic approach because of their limitations and inadequacies in coming to terms with the major concerns of modern literature.

Psychological literary criticism had its base in the psychoanalytical thoughts put forwarded by Sigmund Freud. After Freud, some theories by neo-Freudians such as Jung and Adler also became a part.

"To make the dream-story from which Wonderland was elaborated seem Freudian one only has to tell it.” Psychoanalytic Theory is a branch of literary criticism which was built on the principles of psychoanalysis developed by Sigmund Freud ().

As Lois Tyson points out, aspects of psychoanalysis have become so ingrained in our culture. Finally, a psychoanalytical reading can examine the reader and how a literary work is interpreted according to the psychological needs of the reader.

We examine this approach in detail in Chapter 6 "Writing about Readers: Applying Reader-Response Theory" on reader-response criticism. 1. Formalistic or Literary Approach Literature is viewed intrinsically independent of the author, age, or any other extrinsic factor.

The study of the selection is more or les based on the so-called "literary elements." This approach regards literature as “a unique form of human knowledge that needs to be examined on its own terms.” All.

A sociological criticism of literature looks at both the author and the content of a work (see the first source in the links below). It examines the author's connection to their society and their. A psychological approach to literary criticism by Norman R.

Maier,R. West edition, in EnglishPages:. Psychological criticism is an approach in analyzing literary texts through the use of psychological concepts especially the human desires and feelings that a person is unaware of.

The text is analyzed and understood together with the possible responses of the reader as well as the author of the text.Newer Approaches to Literary Criticism. Psychological Criticism. This approach deals with a work of literature primarily as it is an expression – in fictional form – .Roland’s warnings of reductionism, and the importance of a psychological approach in literary criticism operating within the work’s artistic framework and not vice .