111 Important Literary Terms and Their Inventors ( Who Coined Those) in Literature

111 Important Literary Terms and Their Inventors ( Who Coined Those) in Literature

 

In this article I am going to light upon some important literary terms which are frequently used in English Literature and their inventors (who actually coined those terms). Hopefully this list will definitely help you to brush up your knowledge for different competitive exams:

  

1. Art for Art’s Sake by Victor Cousin



2. Dissociation of Sensibility by T.S.Eliot



3. Willing to Suspension of Disbelief by Coleridge



4. Negative Capability by John Keats



5. American Renaissance by F.O Matthiessen



6. Natyashastra by Bharata



7. Rasa concept by Bharata



8. Kavya Prakasha by Mamata



9. Dhvanyaloka or Suggestion by Anandvardhana



10. Vakrokti by Kuntaka



11. Riti, Guna, Kavyalankara by Vaman



12. Positivism by August Campte



13. Romantic by Friedrich Schlegel



14. Metaphysical Poets by Dr. Samuel Johnson



15. Upstart Crow is Robert Green



16. Cultural Materialism by Raymond Williams



17. Imagism by T.E.Hume



18. Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson



19. Horizon of Expectation by H.R.Jauss



20. Strategic Essentialism by Gayitri Spivak



21. Utilitarianism by J.S..Mill



22. Incunabula means Books published before 1501



23. Tension by Allen Tate



24. Strong Lined Poetry by G.M.Hopkins



25. Dictum ‘Life Imitates Art’ by John Ruskin



26. Theatre of Cruelty by Jerzy



27. Epic Theatre by Bertold Bretch



28. Theatre of Oppressed by Augusto Bal



29. Expressionist Theatre by George Kaiser



30. The Guilded Age by Mark Twain



31. Ambiguity by William Empson



32. Intertextuality by Julia Kristeva



33. Heteroglossia by M.Bakhtin



34. Dialogic Imagination by M. Bakhtin



35. Sublime by Longinus



36. Carnivalesque by M. Bakhtin



37. Jacobian Novel by Garry Kelly



38. Surrealism by Andre Breton



39. Decorum by Horace



40. The wasp of Twickenham by Pope



41. Theory of Avant Grade by Peter Berger



42. Chaucer of Scotland is William Dunbar



43. Poetic Justice by Rhymer



44. TouchStone method by M.Arnold



45. Pathetic Fallacy by John Ruskin



46. Theory of Population by Malthus



47. Provincialising Europe by Dipesh Chakravarthy



48. Egotistical Sublime is to William Wordsworth



49. Young Juvenile is Thomas Nash



50. Macabre element by John Webster



51. Sprung Rhythm and Curtal Sonnet and Inscape and
Instress are by G.M.Hopkins



52. Life Force by G.B.Shaw



53. Light of Asia is Admin Arnold



54. Only Connect by E.M.Forster



55. Sports of Time by W. Wordsworth



56. Orientalism by E.Said



57. Womanism by Alice Walker



58. Third Space by Edward Doha



59. Hybridity by Homi Bhaba



60. Reception aesthetics by Wolfgang User



61. Langue and Parole by Ferdinand Saussure



62. Interlanguage by M.A.K.Halliday



63. Difference and Defferecnce by Derrida



64. Signs by Saussure



65. Stock Responses by I.A.Richards



66. Deep Structure by N.Chomsky



67. Competency and Performance by N.Chomsky



68. Readerly and Writerly Text by R.Bathes



69. Ironic and Indexical by C.S.Pierce



70. Habitus by Julia Kristeva



72. Flaneur by Walter Benjamin



73. Chora by J.Kristeva



74. Simulacrum or Simulacra by Jean Baurdrillard



75. Subaltern by G.Spivak



76. Metahistory by Hayden White



77. Polyphony by M.Bakhtin



78. Hegemony by Antonio Gramsky



79. Theoretician of Sociability is Malcolm Braburry



80. New Historicism by Greenblatt

 

81. Feminism by Charles Fourier

 

82. Dadaism by Hugo Ball

 

83. Agnosticism by T. H. Huxley

 

84. Dalit by B. R. Ambedkar

 

85. Magic Realism by Franz Roh

 

86. Yahoo by Jonathan Swift

 

87. Pandemonium by John Milton

 

88. Feminist by Alexandre Dumas

 

89. Meme by Richard Dawkins

 

90. International by Jeremy Bentham

 

91. Realism by Champfleury

 

92. Theatre of Absurd by Martin Esslin

 

93. Utopia by Thomas More

 

94. Folklore by Willium Thomas

 

95. Gothic by John Giorgio Vasari

 

96. Objective Correlative by T.S.Eliot

 

97. Aesthetics by Alexander Baumgarten

 

98. Stream of Consciousness by William James

 

99. Bildungsroman by Karl Morgenstern

 

100. Problem Play by Sydney Grundy

 

101. Metaphysics by John Dryden

 

102. Metafiction by William Howard Gass

 

103. Poetic Justice by Thomas Rhymer

 

104. Deconstruction by Jacques Derrida

 

105. Affective Fallacy by W. K. Wimsatt and Munroe C. Beardsley

 

106. Intentional Fallacy by W. K. Wimsatt and Munroe C. Beardsley

 

107. University Wits by John Saintsbury

 

108. Sensuous by John Milton

 

109. Essai ( Eng. Essay) by Montaigne

 

110. Gynocentrism by Elaine Showalter 

 

111. Jazz Age by FScott Fitzgerald

 

 If any term is left don’t forget to mention in the comment section.

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