The Influence of Cleanth Brooks on China

Feiliang FU


Cleanth Brooks has a profound and far-reaching influence on China’s critical theory, practice and teaching. The major influence of his critical theory on China may be concentratedly reflected in this key word of irony. A few scholars in China criticize the literature works both abroad and at home in the basis of application of Brooks’ paradox and ironic theories. The types of literature mentioned above involve in poetry, novel and drama and so on. Moreover, Brooks’ influence on China’s education and teaching can be shown in the classroom teaching where more and more teachers are making use of the teaching mode which centers on the text-analysis.


Comparative literature; The New Criticism; Cleanth Brooks; Irony; China; Influence study

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