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Modern Literary Theory

Modern Literary Theory Author Patricia Waugh
ISBN-10 9781350025554
Release 2016-08-18
Pages 512
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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.



A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory Author Raman Selden
ISBN-10 9781317422815
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 308
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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.



A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory Author Peter Brooker
ISBN-10 9781317903550
Release 2014-05-22
Pages 512
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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.



Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism

Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism Author Francis Mulhern
ISBN-10 9781317899099
Release 2014-05-12
Pages 280
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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.



Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts Author Thomas Schmitz
ISBN-10 9780470691533
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 256
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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



Feminist Literary Theory

Feminist Literary Theory Author Mary Eagleton
ISBN-10 9781405183130
Release 2011-01-18
Pages 392
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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



Modern literary criticism and theory

Modern literary criticism and theory Author Rafey Habib
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073897848
Release 2008
Pages 252
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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



African American Literary Theory

African American Literary Theory Author Winston Napier
ISBN-10 9780814758090
Release 2000-07-01
Pages 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.



Critical Theory

Critical Theory Author Robert Dale Parker
ISBN-10 0199797773
Release 2012
Pages 874
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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



Literary Theory and Criticism

Literary Theory and Criticism Author Patricia Waugh
ISBN-10 0199291330
Release 2006
Pages 598
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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.



A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory Author Raman Selden
ISBN-10 0813108160
Release 1993
Pages 244
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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.



The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory

The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory Author Peter V. Zima
ISBN-10 082647893X
Release 2005-07-19
Pages 280
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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.



Twentieth Century Literary Theory

Twentieth Century Literary Theory Author K. M. Newton
ISBN-10 9781349259342
Release 1997-09-30
Pages 328
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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.



Contemporary literary theory

Contemporary literary theory Author Clarence Walhout
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021531960
Release 1991-12
Pages 306
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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.



Criticism and Culture

Criticism and Culture Author Robert Con Davis
ISBN-10 0582050820
Release 1991
Pages 259
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This book looks at what criticism is, how criticism comes about, how it changes and how it interacts with and reflects cultures. The book is about modern literary criticism in relation to the idea of criticism as a social and cultural practice in the 20th-century. The discussion in Criticism and Culture concerns both what criticism is and how it operates in culture and through social relations.



Beginning Theory

Beginning Theory Author Peter Barry
ISBN-10 9781526121806
Release 2017-08-15
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Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject (Theory after Theory) which maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009.



Readers Guide to Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism

Readers Guide to Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism Author Maggie Humm
ISBN-10 9781317341741
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 320
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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.