Literary Theory: Introduction and Greek Origins

13 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2014

Date Written: 1989

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Literary Theory: Introduction and Greek Origins (1989). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2419920 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2419920

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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