Acritical Criticism, Critical Criticism

25 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2007 Last revised: 6 Oct 2008

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper theorizes critical readings from an interactional / argumentative point of view, situating them on a scale going from consonant, "friendly" criticism, to dissonant, confrontational or "unfriendly" criticism. Some key critical notions (by Oscar Wilde, Stanley Fish, Paul Ricoeur, Judith Fetterley and H. Porter Abbott) are examined in the light of this conception of criticism, and situated within the framework of interactional pragmatics.

Keywords: Criticism, Pragmatics, Dialogism, Wilde, Fish, Ricoeur, Interaction, Emergence, Ideology

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Acritical Criticism, Critical Criticism (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1064721 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1064721

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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