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Title: The object of literary criticism
Author: Shusterman, Richard
ISNI:       0000 0001 0900 3169
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1979
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The intentionally ambiguous title of my thesis suggests both the notion of the object at which literary criticism is directed and also the notion of the objective toward which it is directed. The first involves the problems of the identity and ontological status of the literary work, while the second involves the two primary aims of literary criticism: interpretation and evaluation. These four issues are individually analyzed in separate chapters, and my positions on them are presented and defended, while rival positions are critically examined. Moreover, I demonstrate that all four issues are conceptually very closely related and that positions on one inevitably influence positions on the others. [Continued in text ...]
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Criticism