Cultural Criticism and Heart of Darkness

Part of the Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism book series (CSICC)


What do you think of when you think of culture? The opera or ballet? A performance of a Mozart symphony at Lincoln Center or a Rembrandt show at the De Young Museum in San Francisco? Does the phrase “cultural event” conjure up images of young people in jeans and T-shirts — or of people in their sixties dressed formally? Most people hear “culture” and think “high culture.” Consequently, when they first hear of cultural criticism, most people assume it is more formal than, well, say, formalism. They suspect it is “highbrow,” in both subject and style.


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Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

General Introductions to Cultural Criticism, Cultural Studies

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MiamiUSA

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