(literature) The theory or the philosophy of the interpretation of literature and literary criticism.
Literary-theory Sentence Examples
While Schiller's standpoint was too essentially that of his time to lay claim to finality, it is, on the whole, the most concise statement we possess of the literary theory which lay behind the classical literature of Germany.
The Graf-Wellhausen literary theory has gained the assent of almost all trained and unbiased biblical scholars, it has not been shaken by the more recent light from external evidence, and no alternative theory has as yet been produced.
His research interests include postmodern and contemporary literature and literary theory.
The papers reflect the breadth of interests of members of the Center, ranging from experimental psycholinguistics to literary theory.
Philosophy, science and literary theory that attempt to build rational systems independent of how the body actually operates may not be helpful.