rashmitha rashmi In: Theory and Criticism Who is the founder of New Criticism? Who is the founder of New Criticism? 1 Answer Athar quester 18 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 2 Points View Profile Athar quester Added an answer on August 11, 2019 at 2:10 pm John Crowe Ransom is known as the father of New Criticism. He coined this term in 1941. This approach to literature is based on the principle of ‘Art for Art’s Sake.” It focuses on the text (Formalist), known as “close reading” (particularly) and ignores other parameters like social context, reader and author in order to find how a work of literature functions as a self-contained, self-referential aesthetic object. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.