Baldick, Chris. “Matthew Arnold’s Innocent Language.” In The Social Mission of English Criticism 1848-1932, pp. 18-58. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.
Discusses Arnold as an innovative critic who was the first to explore the social function of both literature and literary criticism.
Brown, Monika. “‘Describing Something Else’: Analogies to Visual Arts in Victorian Criticism of Realist Fiction.” Yearbook of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fine Arts 2 (1990): 331-55.
Discusses the the role the visual arts played in contemporary criticism of Victorian realist fiction.
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