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"Linguistic Criticism and Literary Studies: Theory and Practice" June 30, 2013 - Book
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Dr. Prashant Mishra and Dr. Susanta Kumar Bardhan
Linguistic Criticism and Literary Studies: Theory and Practice
With the growth of Linguistics in the 20th century, its applications extended to various other domains of study including Literature. Earlier subjective and impressionistic techniques were employed to elucidate a literary text and biographical, historical, moral, philosophical, psychological and religious and such other thematic aspects and considerations have been taken into account to understand the meaning of a text. However, heavy reliance on extra-textual information many times takes critics astray from the real intent of the text. With the emergence of Linguistics in the twentieth century, it has been felt that the language which constitutes a text too can contribute to understanding the signification of a text. Eliot’s Impersonal theory, New Criticism, Practical Criticism, Russian Formalism and Structuralism all regarded a work of art as an autonomous entity. These schools gave primacy to the interpretation of words on a page and paved the way for linguistic criticism that regarded literature as an objective independent phenomenon and preferred empirical and analytical tools to interpret a text objectively. Linguistic criticism later on advanced into stylistics, pragmatics and many more interdisciplinary studies affecting the interpretation and teaching of literature.. We would like the contributors to divide their articles in two parts – the first part should deal with the concept and the theory and the second part should deal with the practice and application of the theory on a particular text. The proposed anthology invites scholarly contributions from scholars to cover the following topics:
Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing: Single line, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.