An overview of some central ideas and movements in nineteenth-century criticism and aesthetics during the Victorian period, after the heyday of Romanticism. This lecture centers on the development of historical scholarship and its context in the history of ideas, followed by some notes on incipient sociological theories of literature and proto-Marxist critical approaches in Czarist Russia.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Criticism, Literary scholarship, Literary history, Sociology of literature, Literary theory, History of criticism, Politics of literature
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