Barbara Christian: The Race for Literary Theory
Many Western philosophers have played an important role in setting up the Literary Theory., who throughout history have been in the top of the literary hierarchy. They have considered the distinctions between written literatures and then they came up with the redefinition of literature, which lead them to the changes in literary critical language such as to ' re-invent the meaning of theory' (Christian, 225).
First of all, Barbara states that the first step we should take is to ignore the literary theory, which according to her it has been invented to work for these Western philosophers. The replacement of this theory has left unexposed the black literature, and its only 'advantage' is its determination on being promoted in academic institutions.
Secondly, this theory is not stable. As many critics are not concerned with literature but more with other critics' texts, and in nowadays as the professionals are developed, they are increasingly academics, so there is a replacement of ideas which is a competition theory as the ' race accelerates' (Christian, 226).
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