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Cleanth Brooks papers, 1948

Part of Cleanth Brooks papers

62m67 Brooks, Cleanth papers Guide to the Cleanth Brooks papers, 1948-1967, undated 62m67 Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2011 May 9 Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-06-13 09:41:12 -0400. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 April 18 EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Cleanth Brooks papers Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994 62m67 2 Cubic Feet 6 boxes 1948-1967, undated The Cleanth Brooks papers (dated 1948-1967, undated; 2 cubic feet; 6 boxes) contain works both written by and gathered by Brooks during his career as an English professor and literary critic. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift 1962-1967. Preferred Citation 62m67: [identification of item], Cleanth Brooks papers, 1948-1967, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical note Cleanth Brooks (1906-1994), Kentucky-born author, English professor, Faulkner scholar, and a founder of New Criticism, was born in Murray, Kentucky. He attended Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar (1929-1932). Brooks is noted primarily for his work as a literary critic and is considered an authority on the work of William Faulkner. The founder and editor of The Southern Review, Brooks has collaborated with Robert Penn Warren on several publications. Along with Warren, Brooks was a proponent of the New Criticism, a modern approach to the study of literature. His works include American Literature: The Makers and the Making (with Robert Penn Warren and R. W. B. Lewis) (1973), The Hidden God (1963), Literary Criticism (with William K. Wimsatt) (1957), Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939), A Shaping Joy (1971), Understanding Fiction (with Warren) (1943), Understanding Poetry (with Warren) (1938), The Well Wrought Urn (1947), and four books on Faulkner. Arrangement Collection is arranged by subject. Scope and Contents The Cleanth Brooks papers (dated 1948-1967, undated; 2 cubic feet; 6 boxes) contain works both written by and gathered by Brooks during his career as an English professor and literary critic. The lectures, articles, essays, and texts included in the collection are examples of the New Criticism movement in post-modern America. Many of the lectures were given at academic institutions and literary conferences in the 1950s and 1960s. Topics include T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yates, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Percy, Sir Walter Scott, and William Wordsworth. Lectures and lecturing -- Kentucky. English literature. New Criticism. Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994 Lectures by Cleanth Brooks Series I. 1961, undated Lecture on Coleridge poems undated 1 1 Constancy to an Ideal Object undated 1 2 Scott and the Border Mistrelsy undated 1 3 Sir Walter Scott as a novelist 1961 1 4 Wordsworth lecture undated 1 5 Lectures and works collected or written by Cleanth Brooks Series II. 1951-1963 A lecture on Auden as critic given before the English Institute 1962 2 1 A paper given at the South Atlantic MLA in Atlanta 1951 2 2 Lecture on Wallace Stevens undated 2 3 Review by Monroe Spears, The Poetry of W.H. Auden: The Disenchanted Island 1963 2 4 Lecture by Morton Danwey Zabel, Irony as a Principle of Structure 1951 2 5 Lecture by M.H. Abrams, Implications of an Organic Theory 1957 2 6 Article by Cleanth Brooks, The Use of Literature 1963 2 7 The Wolfer by Wallace Stegner undated 2 8 The Wolfer author's notes undated 2 9-10 Typescript, notes and correspondence from the publisher 1962-1963 2 11 Duplicate proofs of The Wolfer 1961 February 2 2 12 Tryout edition: A Program for the Close Reading of Wallace Stegner's The Wolfer by Cleanth Brooks undated 2 13 Lecture on Hardy published in Hopkins Review 1952 February 6 1 Milton and the New Criticism published in Sewanee Review undated 6 2 Review of Empson's Complex Words published in Kenyon Review undated 6 3 Statement on Agrarianism published in Standard Review undated 6 4 Lecture on Southern Regional Literature published in Louisiana Library Bulletin undated 6 5 Review of A.E. Housman's Collected Poems published in Kenyon Review undated 6 6 Review of Bishop and Auden published in Kenyon Review undated 6 7 Review of I.A. Richard's Coleridge on Imagination published in New Republic undated 6 8 Review of F.O. Matthienssen's Oxford Book of American Verse published in Poetry undated 6 9 Review of Alba H. Warren's English Poetic Verse published in English Poetic Theory undated 6 10 Analysis of Prayer for my Daughter and The Good Morrow published in Approach to Literature undated 6 11 Fragment of essay published in Et Veritas 1952 6 12 Zabel's Literary Opinion in America published in College English undated 6 13 Museum Theory in Art published in The Arts in America undated 6 14 Penshawe paper published by the Humanities University of Wisconsin Press undated 6 15 Review of Letters on Poetry from W.B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley published by Modern Language Notes undated 6 16 Paper given before New York Council Teachers of English at Rutgers University 1948 April 23 6 17 Review of Cecil Day Lewis' Poetry for You undated 6 18 Review of Poetry of Yeats by Louis Mac Neice published in Modern Language Notes undated 6 19 A Critic's credo published in Kenyon Review undated 6 20 Review of Tate's On the Limit's of Criticism published in Hudson Review undated 6 21 Part of Wasteland discussion and poetry undated 6 22 Paper at Round Table at the University of Wisconsin see The Humanities undated 6 23 The Christian Component, Yale University Press undated 6 24 The Hidden God, editing notes undated 6 25 The Hidden God, with editing notes 1963 6 26 Writings by Cleanth Brooks Series III. 1948-1967 A note on the Literature of the Deep South undated 3 1 Christian Faith and the Contemporary Arts, Christian Myth and the Symbolist Poets undated 3 2 Review of Duncan undated 3 3 The Country Parson as Research Scholar: Thomas Percy 1760-1770 1959 3 4 The Criticism of Fiction: the role of Close Analysis 1959 July 13 3 5 The Hidden God: Studies in Hemingway, Faulkner, Yeats, Eliot and Warren 1964 3 6 American Literature: Mirror, Lens, or Prism? 1967 4 1 Art, Morality and Censorship undated 4 2 Critical Problems: Tone and Symbol undated 4 3 Eve's Awakening, Essays in Honor of Walter Clyde Curry undated 4 4 Faulkner's Go Getting Business Man undated 4 5 Faulkner's Sense of Community undated 4 6 Faulkner's Use of History 1949 4 8 Garden, Desert and Circle in Eliot's Poetry undated 4 8 Literary Criticism: Poet, Poem and Reader 1958 November 28 4 9 Modern Poetry: Its Aim and Its Spirit 1958 June 4 10 The Modern Writer and the Community He Writes For 1965 October 15 4 11 The Methodological Interpretation of Literature undated 4 12 Poetry and Poeticality undated 4 13 Prayer Book Revision: Literary Criticism undated 4 14 Race Problems in the Works of William Faulkner undated 4 15 Randall Jarrell's Eighth Air Force undated 5 1 Relation between Art and the Spirit of Man 1965 June 16 5 2 Some American Poets undated 5 3 Southern Literature: The Well Springs of its Vitality undated 5 4 The State of Criticism: A Sampling undated 5 5 The Thematic Aspect of Literature: A Cautionary Definition 1955 November 25 5 6 T.S. Eliot: The Thinker and the Artist 1965 December 10 5 7 Two Garden Poems: Marvel and Warren 1948 April 7 5 8 W.B. Yeats and His Quarrel with the Bourgeosie undated 5 9 W.B. Yeats as Critic 1965 May 25 5 10