December 18, 2007KR BlogUncategorized

What We Owe the New Critics

A testament to New Criticism from The Contemporary Poetry Review will arrive in 2008. Remember Cleanth Brooks? R.P. Blackmur? Randall Jarrell? John Crowe Ransom?

They weren’t the first to theorize about literature, but they were the first to establish theory as a distinct practice in the humanities.

We’re kind of fond of them, too.