Literary Theory: Introduction and Greek Origins
13 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2014
Date Written: 1989
This paper defines the concepts of literary theory and literary criticism as dialectically related activities, puts forward a semiotic classification of literary theories, and sketches out the origins of literary theorizing and critical practice in pre-philosophical thought and in the Greek writers and philosophers before Plato and Aristotle's foundational works.
Keywords: Literary theory, Literary criticism, Philology, Semiotics, Greek literature, Greek philosophy
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