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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(11); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031110.

The Influence of Cultural Differences on British and American Literary Criticism from the Multi-Modal Perspective


Yuan Shiyu1, 2, *, Dong Xiao2

Corresponding Author:
Yuan Shiyu

1 School of Liberal Arts and Law, Henan Polytenic University, Jiaozuo, 454000, China

2 Zhengzhou No.7 Sennior High School, Zhengzhou, 450000, China

*Corresponding Author


For literary works, it is a carrier of culture. In the long history of the United Kingdom and the United States, there are many literary works, usually through the use of opera, poetry, novels and other forms. Literary works are also an important means for authors to express their emotions and ideals. They are national and national cultural symbols. Because of the obvious cultural differences between various nationalities, there are big differences in the evaluation of British and American literature. This article summarizes the root causes of the differences. The results show that culture is the accumulation of national and national history, and at the same time it is gradually evolved. Culture represents the emotions and wisdom of major nationalities and peoples of various countries. At the same time, culture also has an impact on politics and economy. The living environment, cultural literacy, and knowledge structure of each critic will be reflected in the literary criticism. Among the world's literary circles, English literature has a relatively high status, but nowadays, no major breakthrough has been made in literary criticism. The accumulation of American literature and culture is relatively insufficient. However, Americans focus on bold innovation, and the process of literary criticism is not easily affected by traditional thinking patterns.


Cultural differences, British and american literary, Multi-modal perspective

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Yuan Shiyu, Dong Xiao. The Influence of Cultural Differences on British and American Literary Criticism from the Multi-Modal Perspective. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 11: 69-78. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031110.


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