This proceedings includes all the abstracts of the articles accepted for publication and/or presentation in the Criticism and Metacriticism Conference (CMC 2013) at Imam Sadiq (P.B.U.H) University (The Islamic World’s Leading University in Humanities), 18-19 September. The conference included many subtopics in various fields of study; all thinkers who have commented on literary theory fell within this conference’s investigative domain. Besides, the influence of these thinkers’ followers, translators, and explicators might be among relevant issues.
This conference will be held annually, God willing, in the hope of having an ideal platform for people to exchange views on philosophical angles of arts, literature, and literary criticism. CMC aims to bring together professors, researchers, and scholar students to share their experiences, new ideas, and research results regarding possible ways of approaching and critiquing critical theories, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions suggested. In this conference, we will focus on the possible ways we can look anew at literary schools – in theory as well as in practice – criticize critical theories, and challenge philosophical tenets in language and literature.