School of Criticism and Theory

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The School of Criticism and Theory, now at Cornell University, is a summer program (offered in six-week seminars) in social science and literature. It is one of the most influential such programs in the United States to propagate the new dominant stream of "literary-critical-cultural 'theory'." The school was co-founded in 1976 by Murray Krieger, a prominent New Critic, at the University of California, Irvine,[1] and has previously been housed at Northwestern University and Dartmouth College. In 2011, Cornell hosted it for the thirteenth time.[2] In 2002, it was directed by Dominick LaCapra.[3]

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  1. ^ Leitch, Vincent B. (2010). American literary criticism since the 1930s. Taylor & Francis. pp. 42–43, 327. ISBN 978-0-415-77817-6. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Cornell Chronicle: CU to host School of Criticism and Theory". Cornell University. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ Monroe, Jonathan (2002). Writing and revising the disciplines. Cornell UP. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-8014-8751-4. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  4. ^ Khoo, Olivia (2007). The Chinese exotic: modern diasporic femininity. Hong Kong UP. p. 7. ISBN 978-962-209-879-4. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Tompkins, Jane P. (1996). A life in school: what the teacher learned. Basic Books. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-201-32799-1. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  6. ^ Smith, Mack (2008). Literary Realism and the Ekphrastic Tradition. Penn State Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-271-02819-4. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  7. ^ Jones, William B. (2003). Robert Louis Stevenson reconsidered: new critical perspectives. McFarland. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7864-1399-7. Retrieved 8 February 2012.

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