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.
These lecture notes used to be the beginning of my course on the history of literary theory and criticism back in the early 1990s. Now it's to be found in the following thematic journals of the Social Science Research Network (Date posted: April 04, 2014)
|AARN Subject Matter eJournals
|Political Theory eJournals
|CRN Subject Matter eJournals
|LIT Subject Matter eJournals
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_____. "Literary Theory: Introduction and Greek Origins." Humanities Commons 9 March 2018.*