2 a :well-read b : of or relating to authors or scholars or to their professions
1 a : the act of criticizing usually unfavorably <seeking encouragement rather than criticism> b : a critcal observation or remark <an unfair criticism> c :critique
2 : the art of evaluating or analyzing works of art or literature; also : writings expressing such evaluation or analysis <an anthology of literary criticism>
3 : the scientific investigation of literary documents (as the Bible) in regard to such matters as origin, text, composition, or history
1 : an odd contraction of two words
2: A compendium of reviews and articles by Amy Hanson relating to the literary field that have been published in various print and on-line publications.