|WikiProject Literature||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|WikiProject Philosophy||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
This entry should be expanded; I will do so myself in the next couple of weeks.RobinJ 21:14, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
Make that (ahem) the next several weeks. RobinJ 20:09, 15 January 2006 (UTC) aer'ptuw;onerh gp;owrhegq;oihrf;h arh;qodghlashtrpw CRUDE versions of marxism? From the standpoint of historical materialism, the development literature should indeed be determined by material and social conditions. I believe that most marxists, also those who reject the vulgar marxism and materialism of plekhanov and lenin would agree with that. /Anonymous
There are some awkward prepositional phrases, weasel words, and inconstant terms in the opening paragraph. I would like to propose changes that increase the clarity and economy of the style. Below is my proposed first paragraph. Would an expert please advise and/or make changes. If I don't get a response, I'll go ahead with my humble revision.
"In literary theory, the term formalism refers to critical approaches that analyze, interpret, or evaluate the inherent features of a text. These features include not only grammar and syntax but also literary devices such as meter and tropes. By making the text an object of such inquiry, formalism diminishes the importance of the text’s historical, biographical, and cultural context." Katalogon (talk) 16:31, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Merger of Formalist theory in composition studies
Is this even a viable article given that it has been orphaned for so long (created early 2008)? Would renaming to a shorter title be better? Merging would give it a chance to be found at least... --Jubilee♫clipman 19:37, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
I can't find a Wikipedia page giving the meaning ascribed to this word in this article.
The OED's closest definition is "to mention two things together to imply they are equal or have something in common".
I found a reference to the term in Kristi Siegel's "Introduction to Modern Literary Theory" webpage () viz:
"Phenomenological Reduction - a concept most frequently associated with Edmund Husserl; as explained by Terry Eagleton (see General Resources below) "To establish certainty, then, we must first of all ignore, or 'put in brackets,' anything which is beyond our immediate experience: we must reduce the external world to the contents of our consciousness alone....Everything not 'immanent' to consciousness must be rigorously excluded: all realities must be treated as pure 'phenomena,' in terms of their appearances in our mind, and this is the only absolute data from which we can begin" (55)."
I suggest the term is private to literary theory and in aid of educating a wider public (like me) some reference to this context on the page would be helpful. I hope the OP would have a more concise citation than I just provided above (which is why I didn't edit the original page but instead came here).