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Literary Theory And Criticism

Author : Patricia Waugh
ISBN : 0199291330
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an international team of academics. It includes key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the 20th century and more.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Aestheticism

Author : John J. Joughin
ISBN : 0719061393
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The interest in aesthetics in Philosophy, Literary and Cultural Studies is growing rapidly. 'The new aestheticism' contains exemplary essays by key practitioners in these fields which demonstrate the importance of this area of enquiry.
Category: Literary Criticism

R H Hutton Critic And Theologian

Author : Malcolm Woodfield
ISBN : UOM:39015032865399
Genre : Social Science
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During his thirty-six years as editor of the Spectator, R.H. Hutton scrutinized the Victorian society of which he was an influential member. Writing on literature, religion, and politics, he was described by his contemporary, John Morely, as "the finest and bravest critic of this generation." In this first full-length study of Hutton's articles, Dr. Woodfield concentrates on his considerations of five prominent figures: J.H. Newman, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, and George Eliot.
Category: Social Science

Literary Criticism In The 21st Century

Author : Vincent B. Leitch
ISBN : 9781472531827
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For more than a decade literary criticism has been thought to be in a post-theory age. Despite this, the work of thinkers such as Derrida, Deleuze and Foucault and new writers such as Agamben and Ranciere continue to be central to literary studies. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century explores the explosion of new theoretical approaches that has seen a renaissance in theory and its importance in the institutional settings of the humanities today. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century covers such issues as: The institutional history of theory in the academy The case against theory, from the 1970s to today Critical reading, theory and the wider world Keystone works in contemporary theory New directions and theory's many futures Written with an engagingly personal and accessible approach that brings theory vividly to life, this is a passionate defence of theory and its continuing relevance in the 21st century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Understanding Psychoanalysis

Author : Matthew Sharpe
ISBN : 9781317492948
Genre : Philosophy
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"Understanding Psychoanalysis" presents a broad introduction to the key concepts and developments in psychoanalysis and its impact on modern thought. Charting pivotal moments in the theorization and reception of psychoanalysis, the book provides a comprehensive account of the concerns and development of Freud's work, as well as his most prominent successors, Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan.The work of these leading psychoanalytic theorists has greatly influenced thinking across other disciplines, notably feminism, film studies, poststructuralism, social and cultural theory, the philosophy of science and the emerging discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. Analysing this engagement with other disciplines and their key theorists, "Understanding Psychoanalysis" argues for a reconsideration of psychoanalysis as a resource for philosophy, science, and cultural studies.
Category: Philosophy

The Norton Anthology Of Theory And Criticism

Author : Leitch, Vincent B
ISBN : 9780393932928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism is the gold standard for anyone who wishes to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 185 pieces (31 of them new) by 148 authors (18 of them new), The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism , Second Edition, is more comprehensive, and more varied, in its selection than any other anthology. New selections from non-western theory and a thoroughly updated twentieth century selection make the book even more diverse and authoritative.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writers And Thinkers

Author : Daniel Fuchs
ISBN : 9781412856584
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a collection of critical essays that integrate literature and ideas. Daniel Fuchs presents the writer’s individuality as artist and thinker, focusing on the writer’s interaction within a wide range of cultural, political, and historical periods and situations representative of the modern period. The essays reflect a progression that goes beyond chronology or historical survey in the consistency and interrelation of the literary and cultural themes explored and the references within them. The book is built around writers who are of central concern to the author. It does not pretend to be a comprehensive framework for analyzing modernism. Fuchs first deals with high modernism, in discussions of Hemingway and Stevens, who in different ways critique tradition and collapsing values. The essays that follow deal with the “contemporary,"and here the focus is mainly on American Jewish writers and their cultural impact after modernism. The author’s stance is in relation not only to these traditions but to others that might be thought antagonistic: the formalism of the New Critics and the deconstructionism that reduces the author to a replaceable variable in the dialects of cultural power relations. Fuchs pays tribute to the former, illustrating wider points in literary, socio-cultural, and political history. The overall emphasis on these “extrinsic"matters underscores the book’s appeal to a wide audience.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary And Cultural Theory

Author : Michael Groden
ISBN : 9781421406398
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to ?i?ek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Author : Michael J. Crowe
ISBN : 9780486145013
Genre : Science
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Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.
Category: Science

Modern Critical Thought

Author : Drew Milne
ISBN : 9780470755549
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This anthology presents a series of texts in which major twentieth-century thinkers engage in dialogue with their predecessors. Presents a series of texts in which major twentieth-century thinkers engage in dialogue with their predecessors. Offers an innovative way into understanding modern critical thought. Spans the period from Marx to the present day. A conversation of ideas emerges between one generation and the next. Editorial material defines key terms and maps out contested terrain. Each piece is prefaced by contextualising notes and suggestions for further reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Religious Humanism And The Victorian Novel

Author : U. C. Knoepflmacher
ISBN : 9781400872459
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contents: I. Religion, evolution, and the novel; 1. 1888 and a look backwards; 2. George Eliot, Walter Pater, and Samuel Butler: three types of search; II. George Eliot: the search for a religious tradition; 1. George Eliot and science; 2. George Eliot and the "higher criticism"; 3. George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, and tradition; III. Middlemarch: the balance of a progress; 1. "Heart" and "mind": two forms of progress; 2. "Modes of religion" (a); 3. Modes of religion" (b); 4. The "metaphysics" of Middlemarch; IV. Daniel Deronda: tradition as synthesis and salvation; 1. Middlemarch and the two "worlds" of Daniel Deronda; 2. Hebraism as nationality; 3. Hebraism as religious belief; V. Walter Pater: the search for a religious atmosphere; 1. Pater's "imaginary portraits"; 2. Pater's "religion of sanity"; VI. The "atmospheres" of Marius the Epicurean; 1. The pilgrimage of Marius (a); 2. The pilgrimage of Marius (b); 3. The Christian death of a pagan; VII. Samuel Butler: the search for a religious crossing; 1. The creation of a faith (1859-1872); 2. The consolidation of a faith (1873-1886); VIII. Reality and Utopia in The way of all flesh; 1. The "past selves" of Ernest Pontifex; 2. The conversion of Ernest Pontifex; 3. The creed of Ernest Pontifex; Appendixes; Index Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary And Cultural Theory From Structuralism To Ecocriticism

Author : Pramod K. Nayar
ISBN : 9788131791820
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Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: From Structuralism to Ecocriticism is a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical schools that have shaped our ideas about literary and cultural phenomena since the mid-twentieth century. Each chapter in this book traces the origin and development of a specific critical approach up to recent times, with a special focus on key thinkers. Chapters on critical race studies and ecocriticism distinguish this book from many others on this subject. Written in a student-friendly manner, it does not presume prior knowledge of Western philosophical thought and makes Theory approachable for students from various backgrounds. Apart from students of English literature, the book will serve the interdisciplinary interests of students of mass communication, history, sociology and gender studies. It will also appeal to the general reader who wants a clearer picture of that ‘opaque’ academic field called ‘theory’.

The Future Of Trauma Theory

Author : Gert Buelens
ISBN : 9781135053093
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection analyses the future of ‘trauma theory’, a major theoretical discourse in contemporary criticism and theory. The chapters advance the current state of the field by exploring new areas, asking new questions and making new connections. Part one, History and Culture, begins by developing trauma theory in its more familiar post-deconstructive mode and explores how these insights might still be productive. It goes on, via a critique of existing positions, to relocate trauma theory in a postcolonial and globalized world, theoretically, aesthetically and materially, and focuses on non-Western accounts and understandings of trauma, memory and suffering. Part two, Politics and Subjectivity, turns explicitly to politics and subjectivity, focussing on the state and the various forms of subjection to which it gives rise, and on human rights, biopolitics and community. Each chapter, in different ways, advocates a movement beyond the sort of texts and concepts that are the usual focus for trauma criticism and moves this dynamic network of ideas forward. With contributions from an international selection of leading critics and thinkers from the US and Europe, this volume will be a key critical intervention in one of the most important areas in contemporary literary criticism and theory.
Category: Literary Criticism

Conceptions Of Critique In Modern And Contemporary Philosophy

Author : Karin de Boer
ISBN : 9780230357006
Genre : Philosophy
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Does philosophical critique have a future? What are its possibilities, limits and presuppositions? This collection by outstanding scholars from various traditions, responds to these questions by examining the forms of philosophical critique that have shaped continental thought from Spinoza and Kant to Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Rancière.
Category: Philosophy

After The New Criticism

Author : Frank Lentricchia
ISBN : 0226471985
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work is the first history and evaluation of contemporary American critical theory within its European philosophical contexts. In the first part, Frank Lentricchia analyzes the impact on our critical thought of Frye, Stevens, Kermode, Sartre, Poulet, Heidegger, Sussure, Barthes, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, and Foucault, among other, less central figures. In a second part, Lentricchia turns to four exemplary theorists on the American scene—Murray Krieger, E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Paul de Man, and Harold Bloom—and an analysis of their careers within the lineage established in part one. Lentricchia's critical intention is in evidence in his sustained attack on the more or less hidden formalist premises inherited from the New Critical fathers. Even in the name of historical consciousness, he contends, contemporary theorists have often cut literature off from social and temporal processes. By so doing he believes that they have deprived literature of its relevant values and turned the teaching of both literature and theory into a rarefied activity. All along the way, with the help of such diverse thinkers as Saussure, Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, and Bloom, Lentricchia indicates a strategy by which future critical theorists may resist the mandarin attitudes of their fathers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Critique And Crisis

Author : Reinhart Koselleck
ISBN : 0262611570
Genre : Philosophy
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Critique and Crisis established Reinhart Koselleck's reputation as the most importantGerman intellectual historian of the postwar period. This first English translation of Koselleck'stour de force demonstrates a chronological breadth, a philosophical depth, and an originality whichare hardly equalled in any scholarly domain. It is a history of the Enlightenment in miniature,fundamental to our understanding of that period and its consequences.Like Tocqueville, Koselleckviews Enlightenment intellectuals as an uprooted, unrealistic group of onlookers who sowed the seedsof the modern political tensions that first flowered in the French Revolution. He argues that it wasthe split that developed between state and society during the Enlightenment that fostered theemergence of this intellectual elite divorced from the realities of politics.Koselleck describes howthis disjunction between political authority proper and its subjects led to private spheres thatlater became centers of moral authority and, eventually, models for political society that tooklittle or no notice of the constraints under which politicians must inevitably work. In this wayprogressive bourgeois philosophy, which seemed to offer the promise of a unified and peaceful world,in fact produced just the opposite.The book provides a wealth of examples drawn from all of Europeto illustrate the still relevant message that we evade the constraints and the necessities of thepolitical realm at our own risk.Reinhart Koselleck is Professor of the Theory of History at theUniversity of Bielefeld and author of Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time. Critiqueand Crisis is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by ThomasMcCarthy.
Category: Philosophy