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Modern Literary Theory

Author : Philip Rice
ISBN : 0340761911
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covering the key theoretical approaches in modern literary theory, the text includes essays and documents that are essential reading for students of literature and critical theory. The original structure of the book has been improved and new material has been added, including extracts from the writings of Marx, Freud, and de Beauvoir, and a new section devoted to contemporary critical debates and issues.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Literary Theory And Ancient Texts

Author : Thomas Schmitz
ISBN : 9780470691533
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Literary Theory

Author : Patricia Waugh
ISBN : 9781350025554
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Literary Theory A Comparative Introduction

Author : Ann Jefferson
ISBN : UOM:39015004687524
Genre : Criticism
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The aim of this book is to provide within the compass of a single volume an introduction to the major developments in this field that have taken place during the twentieth century in Europe and North America. The authors explain the assumptions of these theories concerning the nature of literature and criticism, showing how they relate to one another, and linking them to the general issues raised by all critical practice. In succeeding chapters, the book considers individual theorists and schools, focusing in turn on Russian Formalism, modern linguistics, post-structuralism, modern psychoanalytic criticism and Marxist theories. For readers who wish to pursue further their study of particular theories, selected bibliographies are provided at the end of each chapter. -- From publisher's description.
Category: Criticism

Modern Literary Criticism And Theory

Author : Rafey Habib
ISBN : UOM:39015073897848
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Exploring the works of a diverse group of 20th century writers including D.H. Lawrence, H.L. Mencken, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Jacques Derrida, this book provides an accessible scholarly introduction to modern literary theory and criticism, placing various modes of criticism in their historical and intellectual contexts.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Modern Critical Theory And Classical Literature

Author : Irene J. F. De Jong
ISBN : 9004095713
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In recent decades the study of literature in Europe and the Americas has been profoundly influenced by modern critical theory in its various forms, whether Structuralism or Deconstructionism, Hermeneutics, Reader-Response Theory or Rezeptionsasthetik, Semiotics or Narratology, Marxist, feminist, neo-historical, psychoanalytical or other perspectives. Whilst the value and validity of such approaches to literature is still a matter of some dispute, not least among classical scholars, they have had a substantial impact on the study both of classical literatures and of the mentalite of Greece and Rome. In an attempt to clarify issues in the debate, the eleven contributors to this volume were asked to produce a representative collection of essays to illustrate the applicability of some of the new approaches to Greek and Latin authors or literary forms and problems. The scope of the volume was deliberately limited to literary investigation, broadly construed, of Greek and Roman authors. Broader areas of the history and culture of the ancient world impinge in the essays, but are not their central focus. The volume also contains a separate bibliography, offering for the first time a complete bibliography of classical studies which incorporate modern critical theory.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Literary Theory

Author : Ann Jefferson
ISBN : 0389206326
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Emergence Of Literature

Author : Jacob Bittner
ISBN : 9781501354267
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Emergence of Literature is an extension and reworking of a series of significant propositions in philosophy and literary theory: Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's examination of the concept of the literary absolute; Martin Heidegger's destruction and Giorgio Agamben's archaeology of the metaphysics of will; Maurice Blanchot's delimitation of the space of literature; and Michel Foucault's archaeology of literature. Its core contribution to the history of theory is to understand the literary absolute not simply as philosophical concept, but as a paradigm that delimits the horizon for currents of literary theory through the course of the 20th century where the literary criteria change from the theme of sincerity to the theme of the death of the author. Stretching from Kant to Hegel, from Hölderlin to the Early German Romantics, from John Stuart Mill to New Criticism, from Benjamin to Barthes, The Emergence of Literature examines the relation between continental philosophy and literature in the post-Kantian era.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Bible And Modern Literary Criticism

Author : Mark Allan Powell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001700181
Genre : Religion
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This annotated bibliography of more than 1,700 titles reflects the growing interest in the application of contemporary literary theory to biblical studies. The work begins with an insightful introductory essay that offers a critical assessment of contemporary literary theory. It continues with an overview of those works that established the basis of modern literary criticism. Also examined are critical writings that discuss the application of literary theory to the Bible. The heart of the bibliography is a comprehensive listing of literary and critical studies of biblical texts, followed by a discussion of works that evaluate the reception of modern literary criticism in the world of biblical studies.
Category: Religion

The Philosophy Of Modern Literary Theory

Author : P. V. Zima
ISBN : UOM:39015048752367
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A remarkable, systematic reconstruction of the philosophical and aesthetic foundations of the major literary theories, from Anglo-American New Criticism to Deconstruction and Postmodernism. The book ranges across not just the philosophical underpinnings of English Literature but also the critical literatures of Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Italy and North America. For the first time, the major schools of literary theory are set within their philosophical context. The book is likely to become the standard introduction to the study of literary theory.
Category: Literary Criticism

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

A Glossary Of Contemporary Literary Theory

Author : Jeremy Hawthorn
ISBN : 0340761954
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The clean, supple writing highlights the difficulty and contested nature of terms, some of which assiduously elude lexical clarification. Doubly helpful because it both defines terms and advises on next-step reading, Hawthorn is more comprehensive than 'The Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism',and complements M.H. Abrams' 'A Glossary of Literary Terms'.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Reader S Guide To Contemporary Literary Theory

Author : Raman Selden
ISBN : 0582894107
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The fifth edition of this reader's guide remains true to the ideals of previous editions, providing a concise guide to contemporary literary theories. The book covers a vast range of differing forms of English literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Literary Theory

Author : Irene Rima Makaryk
ISBN : 080206860X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The last half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence of literary theory as a new discipline. As with any body of scholarship, various schools of thought exist, and sometimes conflict, within it. I.R. Makaryk has compiled a welcome guide to the field. Accessible and jargon-free, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory provides lucid, concise explanations of myriad approaches to literature that have arisen over the past forty years. Some 170 scholars from around the world have contributed their expertise to this volume. Their work is organized into three parts. In Part I, forty evaluative essays examine the historical and cultural context out of which new schools of and approaches to literature arose. The essays also discuss the uses and limitations of the various schools, and the key issues they address. Part II focuses on individual theorists. It provides a more detailed picture of the network of scholars not always easily pigeonholed into the categories of Part I. This second section analyses the individual achievements, as well as the influence, of specific scholars, and places them in a larger critical context. Part III deals with the vocabulary of literary theory. It identifies significant, complex terms, places them in context, and explains their origins and use. Accessibility is a key feature of the work. By avoiding jargon, providing mini-bibliographies, and cross-referencing throughout, Makaryk has provided an indispensable tool for literary theorists and historians and for all scholars and students of contemporary criticism and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Criticism And Culture

Author : Robert Con Davis
ISBN : 0582050820
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this stimulating study Robert Con Davis and Ronald Schleifer ask important questions about the nature of literary study. What is literary criticism? How does it come about, change and interact with the culture within which it operates? In suggesting answers to these questions, Criticism and Culture provides an important new history and interpretation of literary criticism as an intellectual and cultural activity in the Twentieth Century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare S Tragedies And Modern Critical Theory

Author : James Cunningham
ISBN : 0838637116
Genre : Drama
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Individual chapters deal with cultural materialism, new historicism, poststructuralism, and feminist criticism. The theoretical basis of each critical mode is examined and some representative critiques analyzed. Most importantly, in each chapter the various interpretations are tested against Shakespeare's texts, and the strengths and weaknesses of the different readings are assessed.
Category: Drama

On Mourning

Author : William Watkin
ISBN : UOM:39015061325125
Genre : Literary Criticism
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On Mourning confronts the issue of loss and its commemoration in contemporary writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Columbia Dictionary Of Modern Literary And Cultural Criticism

Author : Joseph Childers
ISBN : 0231072430
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than 450 succinct entries from A to Z help readers make sense of the interdisciplinary knowledge of cultural criticism that includes film, psychoanalytic, deconstructive, poststructuralist, and postmodernist theory as well as philosophy, media studies, linguistics.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Criticism And Theory

Author : David Lodge
ISBN : 0582784549
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'In our era, criticism is not merely a library of secondary aids to the understanding and appreciation of literary texts, but also a rapidly expanding body of knowledge in its own right.' David Lodge This anthology uses extracts from the works of the leading thinkers in the field of literary criticism to introduce the main ideas at the centre of today?s literary and cultural debates. Each extract begins with an introduction that places the writing in context and ends with suggestions for further reading that will help students research the subject further. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in the field, so there is now more coverage of post-colonialism, Queer theory and Ecocritical perspectives. There are improved references to web and electronic sources and a glossary of key terms to help students understand the subject.
Category: Literary Criticism