Criticism after Romanticism: 6. Realism and Naturalism

13 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2016

Date Written: 1987

Abstract

An overview of some central ideas and movements in nineteenth-century criticism and aesthetics, after the heyday of Romanticism. This lecture centers on the development of the theory of realistic prose fiction, with Bulwer-Lytton, Henry James and William Dean Howells among others, and the fin-de-si├Ęcle Naturalist aesthetic exemplified in the theories of Zola.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Realism, History of Criticism, Prose fiction, Narratology, Zola, Henry James, Bulwer-Lytton, William Dean Howells,

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Criticism after Romanticism: 6. Realism and Naturalism (1987). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2802060 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2802060

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

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Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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