Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Patricia Waugh,Philip Rice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 6644

This book covers the key theoretical approches in modern literary theory, and includes essays and texts that are essential reading for any student of critical theory. It includes sections on Formalism and Structuralism, Feminism, Marxism, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism, and for the first time, includes works by authors such as de Beauvoir and Freud, who although not focusing specifically on literature, make a significant contribution to the landscape of literary theory.
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A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden,Peter Widdowson,Peter Brooker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317422813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 6461

A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new chapters: ‘New Materialisms’ which incorporates ecocriticism, animal studies, posthumanism and thing theory; ‘21st Century and Future Developments’ which includes technology, digital humanities, ethics and affect.
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A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Peter Brooker,Peter Widdowson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317903560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 1868

This introduction to practicing literary theory is a reader consisting of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. It is specifically targeted to present literary criticism through practical examples of essays by literary theorists themselves, on texts both within and outside the literary canon. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.
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Critical Theory

A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies

Author: Robert Dale Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199797776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 874

View: 1311

A wide-ranging and refreshingly up-to-date anthology of primary readings, Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies, edited by Robert Dale Parker, presents a provocative mix of contemporary and classic essays in critical theory. From the foundational ideas of Marx and Freud to key writings by Fanon and Foucault, the essays in this collection represent the most influential ideas in modern critical thought and in the contemporary interpretation of literature and culture. Ideal as a stand-alone reader or as a companion to a critical theory survey--including How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, also by Robert Dale Parker--this collection of seminal readings invites students to join in the ongoing debates and controversies of critical discussion, reading, writing, and interpretation. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES * Provides a comprehensive selection of key works that speak to students' needs and interests without overwhelming them with too many selections * Offers clear, brief, and engaging headnotes at the beginning of each selection that place the essay in context (i.e., what the essay responds to or what responds to it) and elucidate its key arguments * Includes key pieces from cultural studies critics not always well known in literary studies, including selections on youth culture by Dick Hebdige, Angela McRobbie, and Tricia Rose * Provides a glossary of critical terms, giving students a quick and reliable in-text resource * Covers a variety of theoretical schools--from New Criticism, Structuralism, and Deconstruction to Feminism, Queer Studies, and Postcolonial and Race Studies--weaving connections among chapters to show how these different movements respond to and build on each other * Organizes selections by theoretical school, unfolding chronologically and matching the organization of Parker's popular How to Interpret Literature * Features "see also" recommendations that connect different essays and critical movements from across the volume
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Modern literary criticism and theory

a history

Author: Rafey Habib

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 6262

Written in concise and clear language, this book offers an historical overview of literary criticism and theory throughout the twentieth century along with a close analysis of some of the most important and commonly taught texts from the period. Provides an accessible introduction to modern literary theory and criticism Places various modes of criticism within their historical and intellectual contexts Offers close readings of some of the major critical texts of the period Explores the works of a diverse group of 20th-century writers, including Babbitt, Woolf, Bakhtin, Heidegger, Lacan, Derrida, Judith Butler, Zizek, Nussbaum, Negri and Hardt Covers formalism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, feminism, reader-response criticism, historicism, gender studies, cultural studies, and film theory
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African American Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Winston Napier

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 730

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Alongside the O.J. Simpson trial, the affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky now stands as the seminal cultural event of the 90s. Alternatively transfixed and repelled by this sexual scandal, confusion still reigns over its meanings and implications. How are we to make sense of a tale that is often wild and bizarre, yet replete with serious political and cultural implications? Our Monica, Ourselves provides a forum for thinking through the cultural, political, and public policy issues raised by the investigation, publicity, and Congressional impeachment proceedings surrounding the affair. It pulls this spectacle out of the framework provided by the conventions of the corporate news media, with its particular notions of what constitutes a newsworthy event. Drawing from a broad range of scholars, Our Monica, Ourselves considers Monica Lewinsky's Jewishness, Linda Tripp's face, the President's penis, the role of shame in public discourse, and what it's like to have sex as the president, as well as specific legal and historical issues at stake in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Thoughtful but accessible, immediate yet far reaching, Our Monica, Ourselves will change the way we think about the Clinton affair, while helping us reimagine culture and politics writ large. Contributors include: Lauren Berlant, Eric O. Clarke, Ann Cvetkovich, Simone Weil Davis, Lisa Duggan, Jane Gallop, Marjorie Garber, Janet R. Jakobsen, James R. Kincaid, Laura Kipnis, Tomasz Kitlinski, Pawel Leszkowicz, Joe Lockard, Catharine Lumby, Toby Miller, Dana D. Nelson, Anna Marie Smith, Ellen Willis, and Eli Zaretsky.
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Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction

Author: Thomas Schmitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470691530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 6336

This book provides students and scholars of classical literature with a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism. Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers through various theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, gender studies, and New Historicism. Applies theoretical approaches to examples from ancient literature Extensive bibliographies and index make it a valuable resource for scholars in the field
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Contemporary literary theory

a Christian appraisal

Author: Clarence Walhout,Leland Ryken

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 2076

Written by a variety of Christian scholars, this collection of essays examines formalist, archetypal, ethical, Marxist, psychological, feminist, and other critical approaches to contemporary literary theory. Bibliographies supplement all of the essays.
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A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813108162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 4078

Unsurpassed as a text for upper-division and beginning graduate students, Raman Selden's classic text is the liveliest, most readable and most reliable guide to contemporary literary theory. Includes applications of theory, cross-referenced to Selden's companion volume, Practicing Theory and Reading Literature.
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Feminist Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405183136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 9028

Now in its third edition, Feminist Literary Theory remains the most comprehensive, single volume introduction to a vital and diverse field Fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the field over the last decade Includes extracts from all the major critics, critical approaches and theoretical positions in contemporary feminist literary studies Features a new section, Writing 'Glocal', which covers feminism's dialogue with postcolonial, global and spatial studies Revised chapter introductions provide readers with helpful contextual information while extensive notes offer recommendations for further reading
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Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: K. M. Newton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349259349

Category: Criticism

Page: 328

View: 3479

A thoroughly revised edition of this successful undergraduate introduction to literary theory, this text includes core pieces by leading theorists from Russian Formalists to Postmodernist and Post-colonial critics. An ideal teaching resource, with helpful introductory notes to each chapter.
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Theory Into Practice

A Reader in Modern Literary Criticism

Author: K. M. Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333567685

Category: American literature

Page: 312

View: 5386

This book brings together essays by major critics to help a general literary readership gain a better understanding of the various types of theory criticism, see theory being applied to practice powerfully and persuasively, and encourage students to use theory in their own critical writing. Essays by Victor Shklovsky, David Lodge, Stanley Fish and Catherine Belsey are included.
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Readers Guide to Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism

Author: Maggie Humm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317341740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 4555

This introduction to feminist literary criticism in its international contexts discusses a broad range of complex critical writings and then identifies and explains the main developments and debates within each approach. Each chapter has an easy-to-use format, comprising an introductory overview, an explanation of key themes and techniques, a detailed account of the work of specific critics, and a summary which includes critiques of the approach. Each chapter is accompanied by a guide to the primary texts and further reading.
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Literary Theory and Criticism

An Oxford Guide

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199291335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 598

View: 1934

Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.
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Modern Literary Theory

A Comparative Introduction

Author: Ann Jefferson,David Robey

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: 9780389206323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 4409

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Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism

Author: Francis Mulhern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 6640

Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume. An international group of contributors provide an introduction to the development, current trends and evolution of the subject. They include such notable Marxist critics as Tony Bennett, Terry Eagleton, Edward W. Said, Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson. A diverse range of subjects are analysed such as James Bond, Brecht, Jane Austen and the modern history of the aesthetic.
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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan Culler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

View: 1944

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.
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The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory

Author: Peter V. Zima

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826478931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 2065

Deconstruction and Critical Theory - Surveys the main schools and theorists of Deconstruction - Establishes their philosophical roots - Traces their intellectual development - Analyses their contribution to the understanding of literature and ideology - Compares their critical value - Explores the critical reaction to Deconstruction and its limitations This is the ideal text for students who wish to understand how and why Deconstruction has become the dominant tool of the humanities.
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Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism

A Norton Reader

Author: Sandra M. Gilbert,Susan Gubar

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393927900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 997

View: 2885

With selections by more than 100 writers and scholars, the Reader is an ideal companion for literature surveys where critical and theoretical texts are featured, as well as a rich, flexible core text for advanced courses in feminist theory and criticism. The Reader can be packaged with the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, Third Edition, at a substantial discount.
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