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Dirassat

Abstract

Title : Criticism of Criticism : Themes, Objectives and Method

During the twentieth century, literary criticism experienced incredible development and fruitful openness onto humanities. Literary theory scholars recovered most of its neglected facets and shortcomings. Concomitantly, literary criticism witnessed a period of turmoil and retreat. Thus, Criticism shift focus onto scrutinizing literature to understand the mechanisms of critical discourse. Ancient Arab criticism was limited to descriptive discourse, which generates questions about texts to deconstruct them. By far, criticism remains a conscious art, which adopts scientific methodology. Thus, criticism of criticism is interdisciplinary, and seeks to formulate new theoretical and methodological conceptions.

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