Literary Theory

An Introduction

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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First published in 1983.

Key Terms in Literary Theory

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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Guide to key terms in literary theory - designed to make difficult terms, concepts and theorists accessible and understandable.

A History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism

The Soviet Age and Beyond

Author: Evgeniĭ Aleksandrovich Dobrenko

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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This volume assembles the work of leading international scholars in a comprehensive history of Russian literary theory and criticism from 1917 to the post-Soviet age. By examining the dynamics of literary criticism and theory in three arenas—political, intellectual, and institutional—the authors capture the progression and structure of Russian literary criticism and its changing function and discourse. For the first time anywhere, this collection analyzes all of the important theorists and major critical movements during a tumultuous ideological period in Russian history, including developments in émigré literary theory and criticism. Winner of the 2012 Efim Etkind Prize for the best book on Russian culture, awarded by the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia.

Literary Theory

The Basics

Author: Johannes Willem Bertens

Publisher: Psychology Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Providing the ideal first step in understanding the often bewildering world of literary theory, this text is an easy to follow and clearly presented introduction to this fascinating area.

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan Culler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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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.

Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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This Guide introduces theory in a clear, accessible way, focusing on the major approaches and theorists.

Rehabilitating Literary Theory

A Practical Guide for the Critical and Semiotic Analysis of Poetry and Drama

Author: Khaled Besbes

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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The present work seeks to bring literary theory in line with the most recent practical turn the humanities are witnessing. When simplified, succinctly presented, and skillfully used in multi-coded interpretation within a semiocritical framework, literary theories become practical exercises in criticism, not only facilitating the interpretation of literature, but also making it more enjoyable and more rewarding. This book is different from its counterparts in the sense that it includes an exceptionally expanded model of the practice of literary theories, and replaces long and theoretical discussions with brief synopses of the examined theories. It relies on less-overused texts for illustration as it compiles and organizes the terms and phrases that are often used by the proponents of the discussed theories. The most influential literary theories that have so far been developed in academia are included: the New Criticism, reader-response criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, Marxism, psychoanalytic criticism, linguistic criticism, cultural materialism, new historicism, postcolonialism, and semiotics. Through eliminating the excesses made in the name of theory, this book will restore the faith of students, teachers, and practitioners in the useful and enduring nature of literary theory for the analysis and appreciation of literature.

Literary Theory

An Anthology

Author: Julie Rivkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1640

View: 966

The new edition of this bestselling literary theory anthology has been thoroughly updated to include influential texts from innovative new areas, including disability studies, eco-criticism, and ethics. Covers all the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory, from Formalism to Postcolonialism Expanded to include work from Stuart Hall, Sara Ahmed, and Lauren Berlant. Pedagogically enhanced with detailed editorial introductions and a comprehensive glossary of terms

Literary Theory and Criticism

An Oxford Guide

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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.

Literary Theory

Author: Jonathan D. Culler

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.