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When Belsey has explained common sense as a natural understanding born out of text, she starts to explain nature of common sense with respect to structuralism.

That is why the autobiographical note is given for the readers before the text so that the reader can easily relate to the idea, which the author has tried to project in his text.

Epic Notes: Critical Practice By Catherine Belsey

On the other hand, the way of analyzing the text keeping in mind the limits or hints provided by the text itself, regardless of the intentions of the writer and the social circumstances, is called ceitical criticism. New Criticism was a reaction against the orthodoxy of Expressive Realism.

Like other arts of the world, it also involves so many theories and sometimes so many origins. This is the reason that we cannot take an individual as source of meaning. See all 5 reviews.

Critical Practice

Though, Belsey has discussed both theoretical and practical attitudes, yet it she has taken more help of practical attitude of criticism. The ideas presented in the text are mostly the ideas we have come across in the practical life in some practical social surroundings.


This understandability of belseyy lies in its being real and obvious. Thus he understands the quality of language as having a varied potential for interpretation and critical appreciation. New Critics like T.

Her way of criticism can be taken both theoretical and practical. In their view, role of common sense and realism is of no importance. Kavanagh “A fine assessment of recent work in literary theory and a suggestive account of new directions to take Josh rated it really liked it Jun 04, Its apparently-solid ground is no rock, but thin air.

If anything is destroyed in a deconstructive reading, it is not the text, but the claim to unequivocal domination of one mode of signifying over another. Grace rated it liked it Sep 28, Meaning for Frye inheres timelessly in ‘verbal structures’, intuitively available to readers in quite different ages and places because they recognize in them the echo of their own wishes and anxieties.

Jun 12, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: But the study has revealed dritical common sense itself is based upon theories of imitation, humanism and romanticism.

Catherine Belsey

The particular sign in a language is arbitrary since it has no logical connection with the signified. Relationship Between Language and Ideology. Catherine Belsey elaborates the importance of post saussurean Linguistics for its practlce of catherind critical practices regarding their attempt to locate a guarantee of the meaning of a text, especially without historical and ideological influences. It may be further divided into other branches but the main object of all these modes is to analysis a given piece of literature.


For example, the image of belaey, the facts he is going to present and the idea or theme of change he supposed to bring in the social behaviour of the reader. Relationship Between a Subject and Ideology. As mentioned by Catherine Belsey in Chapter 2, that language and ideology has strong interaction, without being subservient to one another.

Now, it is natural that whenever a person tries to discuss something, he must possess some views of his own. We may call it a crritical of literary behaviour, developed already through considerable amount of reading.

It is mere likeness of real, not real itself. These theories consider man who thinks by himself as source of action and meaning.

Catherine Belsey – Wikipedia

The common sense of literary person either writer or reader developed under the information provided in the books already written by other writers or read by other readers. Relationship Between the Subject and the Text. The topics discussed in the book range from the most ancient to the most modern.