Christopher Charles Norris (born November 6, 1947) is a British literary critic and theorist. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Literary criticism is the study discussion evaluation and interpretation of Literature.
As of 2007 he is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at Cardiff University. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd is a leading University located in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom He completed his PhD in English at University College London in 1975, whilst Sir Frank Kermode served as the Lord Northcliffe Professor of modern English literature there. University College London ( UCL) is a multi-faculty university institution based in the United Kingdom and a constituent college of the University of London Sir John Frank Kermode (born 29 November, 1919) is a British Literary critic.
Until 1991 Norris taught in the Cardiff English Department. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. He has also held fellowships and visiting appointments at a number of institutions, including the University of California, Berkeley, the City University of New York and Dartmouth College. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley The City University of New York (CUNY Acronym ˈkjuːni is the public University system of New York City. Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U
He is one of the world's leading scholars on deconstruction, particularly in the work of Jacques Derrida. Deconstruction is a term used in Philosophy, Literary criticism, and the Social sciences, popularised through its usage by Jacques Derrida in He has written numerous books and papers on literary theory and other disciplines, and his work is highly acclaimed and widely respected. Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of Literature and of the methods for analyzing literature Indeed, Norris is now considered a philosopher in his own right: 2003's Life After Theory featured an interview with Norris, placing him alongside Derrida as a significant contemporary.
Some of Norris's published books to date include: Theory and Practice, Against Relativism, New Idols of the Cave, Quantum Theory and the Flight from Realism: Philosophical Responses to Quantum Mechanics, and Resources of Realism: Truth, Meaning, and Interpretation.