Literary Theory

An Introduction

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 946

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

View: 415

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

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

View: 348

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.

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies. The volume also provides clear and useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist.The third edition of this reliable reference work is both revised and expanded, including:* more than 100 additional terms and concepts defined.* newly defined terms include keywords from the social sciences, cultural studies and psychoanalysis and the addition of a broader selection of classical rhetorical terms.* an expanded chronology, with additional entries and a broader historical and cultural range.* expanded bibliographies including key texts by major critics.

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

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.

Literary Theory: The Basics

Author: Hans Bertens

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response theory the new criticism of postmodernism the ‘after theory’ debate post-humanism, biopolitics and animal studies aesthetics Literary Theory: The Basics helps readers to approach the many theories and debates in this field with confidence. Now with updated case studies and further reading this is an essential purchase for anyone who strives to understand literary theory today.

Reading East Asian Writing

The Limits of Literary Theory

Author: Michel Hockx

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 412

This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership and their interpretation. Often confined to discussion of a specific country or area, these theories have been criticised for their Western bias. This collection breaks through these barriers, providing an opportunity for scholars of two closely related yet often independently studied cultures to present and compare their views on specific theories of literature, to discuss the advantages and shortcomings of those theories, and to consider specific difficulties related to the East-West dimension.

Literary Theory

The Basics

Author: Johannes Willem Bertens

Publisher: Psychology Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 190

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 Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 396

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