Roman Jakobson’s Contribution to Literary Studies: An Essay

The work of Roman Jakobson occupies a central place in the development of Formalism and Structuralism. A linguist from Moscow, Jakobson co-founded the Moscow Linguistic Circle in 1915, and along:with Viktor Shklovsky and Boris Eichenbaum, he was involved in yet another Russian Formalist group, the Society for the Study of Poetic Language (OPOJAZ) in 1916.… Read More Roman Jakobson’s Contribution to Literary Studies: An Essay

Autotelic Text: A Brief Note

The New Critical notion of the autotelic text as self-contained and independent of the author, genre or historical context, was associated with Arnold’s insistence on objectivity and Eliot’s on impersonality. Such a text that contains meaning within itself is humanist and renders itself to close reading, based on formal devices such as irony, ambiguity, paradox,… Read More Autotelic Text: A Brief Note