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Michael Meyer: Introduction by Mind Map: Michael Meyer: Introduction
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Michael Meyer: Introduction

Literary Studies

Literary Theory

Literary Criticism

Literary History

development

canon

What is Literature?

Definition - literature is

mimesis, Aristotle (384-322 BC), relation between literature and reality

aesthetic experience, Horace (65-8 BC), pragmatic, effect on the reader

aesthetic expression, William Wordsworth (1770-1850), author central as the origin of art

aesthetic object

Genre

form of communication, narrative, drama, poetry

mood, elegy, satire

content, crime fiction, science fiction

relation to reality, mimetic, non-mimetic

aesthetic effect, comedy, horror

Medium

oral literature

written literature

audiovisual literature, theater, cinema

hypertext (electronic) literature

Literary Criticism

hermeneutic

What?

hermeneutic circle

understanding

analytic

How?

structure

composition

Literary History

Canon

Contexts

Periods