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Norms for the evaluation of literature focusing primarily on the Frankfurt School

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dc.contributor.advisor De Jong, Marianne Martini, Allesandro 2015-05-19T10:29:34Z 2015-05-19T10:29:34Z 2000-08
dc.identifier.citation Martini, Allesandro (2000) Norms for the evaluation of literature focusing primarily on the Frankfurt School, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Critical Theory, as posited by members of The Frankfurt School, was evaluated with the objective of attaching an implied ethical dimension. This was discovered in their privileging of a particular type of aesthetic, as evinced in their analysis of certain works of autonomous High Modernism. This implied ethic, which is one based around the concept of enlightenment as potential for emancipation, was then applied as a norm for the evaluation of art. This ethic, however, does not seek to impose a particular reading on (specifically) literary production: Rather, it seeks to impart the importance of a commitment by the literary critic in the use of an ethically based norm, an ethic, what is more, that is based and supported by a discussion of the concepts 'freedom' and Enlightenment. Finally, with this ethic firmly established, the discussion then attempted to distinguish between modernism and post-modernism, using this implied ethic as a guide to separation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (181 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Frankfurt School en
dc.subject Aesthetics en
dc.subject Ethics en
dc.subject Modernism en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Emancipation en
dc.subject Enlightenment en
dc.subject Norms en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Literary evaluation en
dc.subject Ideology en
dc.subject.ddc 801.95
dc.subject.lcsh Frankfurt school of sociology -- Germany (West) -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Critical theory en
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism en
dc.subject.lcsh Literature and society -- History -- 20th century en
dc.subject.lcsh Criticism -- Moral and ethical aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century en
dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. en
dc.subject.lcsh Iedology en
dc.subject.lcsh Art and morals en
dc.subject.lcsh Modernism (Art) en
dc.title Norms for the evaluation of literature focusing primarily on the Frankfurt School en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Afrikaans and Theory of Literature en M.A. (Theory of Literature)

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