The Literary Criticism of H. L. Mencken

The Literary Criticism of H. L. Mencken

Date: December 1970
Creator: Sellers, Stephen W.
Description: The thesis of this paper is that Mencken was a better critic than he is credited with being, that he was unusually discerning in his judgment of the fiction of his time, and that his criteria are clearly stated in various of his writings. It is conceded, however, that his taste in poetry was limited and that his contribution to dramatic criticism was not? greatly significant.
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Gavin Stevens : Faulkners's Ubiquitous Knight

Gavin Stevens : Faulkners's Ubiquitous Knight

Date: August 1970
Creator: Williams, Georganna Moon
Description: In 1931 William Faulkner introduced to the scrutiny of the public eye one of his most admirable and delightful characters, and for the following three decades the history of Yoknapatawpha County was enriched and deepened by the appearance of this gentleman and man of words--Gavin Stevens. There has been no lack of critical attention given to Gavin Stevens and his role in Faulkner's stories and novels, and that criticism encompasses a variety of opinions, ranging anywhere from intelligent and sympathetic interpretation to unsympathetic rejection. With such an abundance of critical opinions and evaluations, perhaps justification for another piece of criticism on Stevens might best be stated in negative terms, in pointing out limitations in the criticism that already centers on Stevens.
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Current Trends in the Interpretation of Othello

Current Trends in the Interpretation of Othello

Date: January 1962
Creator: Uselton, Bethel May
Description: This thesis will be mostly concerned with the twentieth-century criticism of Othello; some attention will be given to earlier criticism to determine to what extent twentieth-century criticism fits into patterns of thinking before the twentieth century. Some consideration will be given to the background of Othello before taking up the various aspects and periods of criticism.
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The Development of a Critical Standard for the Novel in Fraser's Magazine, 1830-1850

The Development of a Critical Standard for the Novel in Fraser's Magazine, 1830-1850

Date: December 1972
Creator: Lively, Cheryl L.
Description: This thesis is concerned with establishing the nature of the critical standard which Fraser's Magazine, a Victorian journal, used in evaluating the artistic merit of current English novels. Eminent critics such as William Thackeray, Thomas Carlyle, and William Maginn were associated with the magazine during its early years of publication: thus, the early numbers contain some of its most valuable criticism. Because the English novel was in a period of transition in the decade of the 1840's and the years immediately preceding and following it, this study is confined to the twenty-year period from I830 to 1850. Imitative writers of romance and novels of manners were gradually being replaced with novelists concerned with social reform and with the artistic merit of the genre itself. Thackeray's and Maginn's associations with the magazine also occurred during this period, and their literary opinions are an important indication of the magazine's critical development.
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The Businessman in the Twenties: the Traditional View

The Businessman in the Twenties: the Traditional View

Date: August 1969
Creator: James, Morris Dale
Description: This thesis discusses the criticism of the businessman of the 1920s from the twenties through the 1960s.
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Jung's Archetypes in Northrop Frye's Archetypal Criticism

Jung's Archetypes in Northrop Frye's Archetypal Criticism

Date: August 1966
Creator: Kuehn, Edwin
Description: This thesis examines Northrop Frye's critical theories in relation to Jungian psychology.
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The Supreme Court in Crisis : Four Selected Cases

The Supreme Court in Crisis : Four Selected Cases

Date: August 1960
Creator: Calvert, Robert A.
Description: In view of the ability of the Court to retain and increase its power in the face of criticism, a study of past historical precedents should furnish some guide to an assessment of the position of this branch of the government today.
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Techniques and Content in Thornton Wilder: a Critical Re-Evaluation

Techniques and Content in Thornton Wilder: a Critical Re-Evaluation

Date: August 1959
Creator: Smith, Carolyn June
Description: The aim of this paper is not to disprove previous interpretations of Wilder's work, but to enlarge on them. The problem is not that the opinions of the early critics and many of the later ones were incorrect; the were merely incomplete. This paper shall attempt to show that Wilder's major thematic material falls into two interlocking and overlapping groups. Repeatedly Wilder deals with the relationship of man to something beyond himself, and the relationship of man to individual man and to mankind.
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Shakespeare's Troilus and the Critics : A Survey of Twentieth-century Criticism

Shakespeare's Troilus and the Critics : A Survey of Twentieth-century Criticism

Date: 1958
Creator: Hildebrand, Marylin E.
Description: This thesis is a study of Shakespeare's character Troilus, from his play Troilus and Cressida, and a survey of twentieth-century criticism.
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Style and the Art of Chaim Soutine: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Geography in the Critical Reception and Historiography

Style and the Art of Chaim Soutine: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Geography in the Critical Reception and Historiography

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Date: August 2006
Creator: Grance, Heather Anne
Description: This thesis argues that art criticism published during Soutine's lifetime emphasizes ethnicity, nationalism and geography in discussions of the artist's style. These critical discussions have influenced the historiography of Soutine published after his death, resulting in a continued emphasis on style that includes references to ethnicity. Ethnicity, nationalism and geography are identified in the critical reception and historiography by noting references, both specific and implied, to Jewishness, French art, and foreign status (among others). These references are analyzed in terms of existing scholarship that addresses concepts of ethnicity and nationalism, and with consideration to how the critical reception has impacted the historiography.
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