Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Philip Rice,Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340761915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 492

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This book provides an introduction to theoretical writing over the past 25 years, giving examples of the writings of many key figures in the field together with seminal essays that have explored and extended the implications of critical theory.
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Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Patricia Waugh,Philip Rice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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.
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Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Philip Rice

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340645857

Category: Criticism

Page: 385

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The third edition of this classic reader, like its successful predecessors, makes available in a single accessible volume examples of the writings of many key figures in the field together with seminal essays that have explored and extended the implications of critical theory. The new edition retains those essays and documents that can now be considered as part of the canon of modern literary theory and adds a wide selection of fresh material--New Historicist, Postmodernist, Postcolonialist, and retrospective accounts that reflect upon some of the critical issues now emerging in the retreat from earlier theoretical totalities.
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Modern Criticism and Theory

Author: Nigel Wood,David Lodge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 864

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This third edition of Modern Criticism and Theory represents a major expansion on its previous incarnations with some twenty five new pieces or essays included. This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection’s aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent considerations as ecocriticism and post-theory. Secondly, with the aim of presenting as broad an account of modern theory as possible, the reader expands backwards to to take in exemplary pieces by formative writers and thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Marx, Freud and Virginia Woolf.. This radical expansion of content is prefaced by a wide-ranging introduction, which provides a rationale for the collection and demonstrates how connections can be made between competing theories and critical schools. The purpose of the collection remains that of introducing the reader to the guiding concepts of contemporary literary and cultural debate. It does so by presenting substantial extracts from seminal thinkers and surrounding them with the contextual materials necessary to a full understanding. Each selection has a headnote, which gives biographical details of the author and provides suggestions for further reading, and footnotes that help explain difficult references. The collection is ordered both historically and thematically and readers are encouraged to draw for themselves connections between essays and theories. Modern Criticism and Theory has long been regarded as a necessary collection. Now revised for the twenty first century it goes further and provides students and the general reader with a wide-ranging survey of the complex landscape of modern theory and a critical assessment of the way we think – and live – in the world today.
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Modern Criticism and Theory

A Reader

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: London ; New York : Longman

ISBN: 9780582494602

Category: Criticism

Page: 467

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This work contains a selection of important and representative work from all the major theoretical schools or tendencies in contemporary criticism and looks at them from an historical and thematic point of view. It also takes into account the impact of structuralist and post-structuralist theory and the disciplines from which it has drawn many of its terms and concepts eg linguistics, psychoanalysis, philosophy and Marxism.
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Modern Literary Theory

A Comparative Introduction

Author: Ann Jefferson,David Robey

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: 9780389206323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813108162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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.
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Literary Theories

A Reader and Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814793614

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

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Literary Theories is the first reader and introductory guide in one volume. Divided into 12 sections covering structuralism, feminism, marxism, reader-response theory, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, post-structuralism, postmodernism, new historicism, postcolonialism, gay studies and queer theory, and cultural studies, Literary Theories introduces the reader to the most challenging and engaging aspects of critical studies in the humanities today. Classic essays representing the different theoretical positions and offering striking examples of close readings of literature are preceded by new introductions which present the theory in question and discuss its main currents. With a full glossary and detailed bibliography, Literary Theories is the perfect introductory guide and reader in one volume. Included are essays by Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Terry Castle, Iain Chambers, Rey Chow, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Jonathan Dollimore, Terry Eagleton, Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Heath, Wolfgang Iser, Fredric Jameson, Hans Robert Jauss, Claire Kahane, Gail Ching Liang Low, Mary Lydon, Jean-François Lyotard, James M. Mellard, D.A. Miller, J. Hillis Miller, Louis Adrian Montrose, Michael Riffaterre, Avital Ronell, Nicholas Royle, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Alan Sinfield, and Raymond Williams.
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Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction

Author: Thomas Schmitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470691530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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
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Modern literary criticism and theory

a history

Author: Rafey Habib

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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
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