The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

Forty-eight NEW selections—concentrated mostly on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—make the book not only the best overview of the history of theory, but also a remarkably up-to-date portrait of the state of theory today.

Author: Leitch, Vincent B.

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393602951

Category: Literary Criticism

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The gold standard anthology for anyone who wants to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 191 pieces by 157 authors, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Third Edition, is more comprehensive and more varied in its selection than any other anthology. Forty-eight NEW selections—concentrated mostly on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—make the book not only the best overview of the history of theory, but also a remarkably up-to-date portrait of the state of theory today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Poetry

Reading Poetry

16 The most comprehensive and up-to-date anthology of literary theory is Vincent B. Leitch, et al., eds, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, third edition (Norton, 2018). For a collection of twentieth-century theoretical ...

Author: Tom Furniss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000548990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 666

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Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Discussing more than 200 poems by more than 100 writers, ranging from ancient Greece and China to the twenty-first century, the book introduces readers to the skills and the critical and theoretical awareness that enable them to read poetry with enjoyment and insight. This third edition has been significantly updated in response to current developments in poetry and poetic criticism, and includes many new examples and exercises, new chapters on ‘world poetry’ and ‘eco-poetry’, and a greater emphasis throughout on American poetry, including the impact traditional Chinese poetry has had on modern American poetry. The seventeen carefully staged chapters constitute a complete apprenticeship in reading poetry, leading readers from specific features of form and figurative language to larger concerns with genre, intertextuality, Caribbean poetry, world poetry, and the role poetry can play in response to the ecological crisis. The workshop exercises at the end of each chapter, together with an extensive glossary of poetic and critical terms, and the number and range of poems analysed and discussed – 122 of which are quoted in full – make Reading Poetry suitable for individual study or as a comprehensive, self-contained textbook for university and college classes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theory s Empire

Theory s Empire

texts for Criticism (third edition, 1998), K. M. Newton's Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: A Reader (second edition, ... Modern Literary Theory: A Reader (fourth edition, 2001), and now the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, ...

Author: Daphne Patai

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 736

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Not too long ago, literary theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author; today many are talking about the death of Theory. Theory, as the many theoretical ism's (among them postcolonialism, postmodernism, and New Historicism) are now known, once seemed so exciting but has become ossified and insular. This iconoclastic collection is an excellent companion to current anthologies of literary theory, which have embraced an uncritical stance toward Theory and its practitioners. Written by nearly fifty prominent scholars, the essays in Theory's Empire question the ideas, catchphrases, and excesses that have let Theory congeal into a predictable orthodoxy. More than just a critique, however, this collection provides readers with effective tools to redeem the study of literature, restore reason to our intellectual life, and redefine the role and place of Theory in the academy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism

The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism

See, for instance, the extensive theory bibliography at the end of the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, 2nd edition (2010), which lists wellreceived crossover texts that mark fruitful intersections between and among 16 schools ...

Author: H. Aram Veeser

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785274398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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The interviewees of this volume fall into three groups: the main players who brought about the rise of theory (Fish, Gallop, Spivak, Bhabha); a younger group of post-theorists (Bérubé, Dimock, Nealon, Warren); the anti-critique theorists (Felski); and new order theorists (Puchner, Wolfe). They discuss elemental questions, such as trying to grasp what was logic and what was rhetoric; trying to see down the road while fog and turmoil held visibility to arm’s length; and trying to pick legible meanings out of the cultural blanket of deafening noise. Theorists were not only good thinkers but also pioneers who were seeking profound transformations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theory in the Post Era

Theory in the  Post  Era

Lefter, Ion Bogdan. Postmodernism. Din dosarul unei “bătălii” culturale. Second Expanded Edition. Pitești, Romania: Paralela 45, 2002. Leitch, Vincent B., gen. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Third Edition.

Author: Christian Moraru

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501358968

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Theory in the "Post" Era brings together the work and perspectives of a group of Romanian theorists who discuss the morphings of contemporary theory in what the editors call the “post” era. Since the Cold War's end and especially in the third millennium, theorists have been exploring the aftermath - and sometimes just the “after” - of whole paradigms, the crisis or “passing” of anthropocentrism, the twilight of an entire ontological and cultural “condition,” as well as the corresponding rise of an antagonist model, of an “anti,” “meta,” or “neo” alternative, with examples ranging from “posthumanism” and “post-postmodernism” to “post-aesthetics,” “postanalog” interpretation or “digicriticism,” “post-presentism,” “post-memory,” “post-“ or “neo-critique,” and so forth. It is no coincidence, the contributors to this volume argue, that this “post” moment is also a time when theory is practiced as a world genre. If theory has always been a “worlded” enterprise, a quintessentially communal, cross-cultural and international project, this is truer at present than ever. Perhaps more than other humanist constituencies, today's theorists work and belong in a theory commons that is transnational if still uneven economically, politically, and otherwise. Theory in the "Post" Era reports the results of Romanian theory experiments that join efforts made in other places to foster a theory for the “post” age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Debt Age

The Debt Age

... Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University (2014) and this essay is part of a forthcoming book entitled Brave New University. In addition, he is an editor of The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (third edition, 2018), ...

Author: Jeffrey R Di Leo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351356428

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This collection of essays, by some of the most distinguished public intellectuals and cultural critics in America explores various dimensions of what it means live in the age of debt. They ask, what is the debt age? For that matter, what is debt? Is its meaning transhistorical or transcultural? Or is it imbued in ideology and thus historically contingent? What is the relationship between debt and theory? Whose debt is acknowledged and whose is ignored? Who is the paradigmatic subject of debt? How has debt affected contemporary academic culture? Their responses to these and other aspects of debt are sure to become required reading for anyone who wants to understanding what it means to live in The Debt Age.
Categories: Social Science

Writing Intersectional Identities

Writing Intersectional Identities

“Ars Poetica,” In The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, 2nd edition, edited by Vincent B. Leitch, 131. New York: Norton, 2010. Hughey, M. W. “Racializing Redemption, Reproducing Racism: The Odyssey of Magical Negroes and White ...

Author: Janelle Adsit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350065741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Is it okay to write about people of other genders, races and identities? And how do I do this responsibly? Whether you are working in fiction, poetry, drama or creative non-fiction, becoming conscious of how you represent people of different social identities is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a writer. This is the first practical guide to thinking and writing reflectively about these issues. Organised in an easy-to-use A to Z format for practicing writers, teachers and students, Writing Intersectional Identities covers such key terms as: Appropriation Authenticity Body Class Counternarrative Disability Essentialism Gender Indigenous Power Privilege Representation The book is meant for writers of fiction, poetry, screenplays and creative non-fiction who are seeking to develop a writing practice that is attentive to the world. The book is supported by a companion website at www.criticalcreativewriting.org.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Sound and the Fury Third International Edition Norton Critical Editions

The Sound and the Fury  Third International Edition   Norton Critical Editions

Also Publishes ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA: A NORTON ANTHOLOGY edited by David Bevington et al. ... SHORT FICTION edited by R. V. Cassill and Richard Bausch THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF THEORY AND CRITICISM edited by Vincent B. Leitch et al.

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393617504

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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“A man is the sum of his misfortunes.” —William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner’s provocative and enigmatic 1929 novel, The Sound and the Fury, is widely acknowledged as one of the most important English-language novels of the twentieth century. This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors while focusing new attention on both the novel’s contemporary reception and its rich cultural and historical contexts. The text for the Third Edition is again that of the corrected text scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk, whose textual note precedes the novel. David Minter’s annotations, designed to assist readers with obscure words and allusions, have been retained. “Contemporary Reception,” new to the Third Edition, considers the broad range of reactions to Faulkner’s extraordinary novel on publication. Michael Gorra’s headnote sets the stage for assessments by Evelyn Scott, Henry Nash Smith, Clifton P. Fadiman, Dudley Fitts, Richard Hughes, and Edward Crickmay. New materials by Faulkner (“The Writer and His Work”) include letters to Malcolm Cowley about The Portable Faulkner and Faulkner’s Nobel Prize for Literature address. “Cultural and Historical Contexts” begins with Michael Gorra’s insightful headnote, which is followed by seven seminal considerations—five of them new to the Third Edition—of southern history, literature, and memory. Together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Richard Gray, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, William James, and Henri Bergson—provide readers with important contexts for understanding the novel. “Criticism” represents eighty-five years of scholarly engagement with The Sound and the Fury. New to the Third Edition are essays by Eric Sundquist, Noel Polk, Doreen Fowler, Richard Godden, Stacy Burton, and Maria Truchan-Tataryn. A Chronology of Faulkner’s life and work is newly included along with an updated Selected Bibliography.
Categories: Fiction

Alice in Wonderland Third International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions

Alice in Wonderland  Third International Student Edition   Norton Critical Editions

Also Publishes ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA: A NORTON ANTHOLOGY edited by David Bevington et al. ... SHORT FICTION edited by R. V. Cassill and Richard Bausch THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF THEORY AND CRITICISM edited by Vincent B. Leitch et al.

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393614602

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Newly discovered letters by Lewis Carroll, an expanded selection of diary excerpts, and a wealth of new biographical materials are some of the features of this revised Norton Critical Edition. This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition again reprints the 1897 editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass along with the 1876 edition of The Hunting of the Snark. Each text is fully annotated and the original illustrations are included. An unusually rich “Backgrounds” section is arranged to correspond with three clearly defined periods in Lewis Carroll’s life. Letters and diary entries interwoven within each period emphasize the biographical dimension of Carroll’s writing. Readers gain an understanding of the author’s family and education, the evolution of the Alice books, and Carroll’s later years through his own words and through important scholarly work on his faith life and his relationships with women and with Alice Hargreaves and her family. Reflecting the wealth of new scholarship on Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll published since the last edition, Donald Gray has chosen eleven new critical works while retaining five seminal works from the previous edition. Two early pieces—an essay by Charles Dickens and poem by Christina Rossetti—take a satirical look at children’s literature. The nine new recent essays are by James R. Kincaid, Marah Gubar, Robert M. Polemus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Gilles Deleuze, Roger Taylor, Carol Mavor, Jean Gattégno, and Helena M. Pycior. The Selected Bibliography has been updated and expanded.
Categories: Fiction

Jane Eyre Third International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions

Jane Eyre  Third International Student Edition   Norton Critical Editions

THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay et al. ... by R. V. Cassill and Richard Bausch THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF THEORY AND CRITICISM edited by Vincent B. Leitch et al.

Author: Charlotte Bronte

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393614749

Category: Literary Criticism

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The text reprinted in this new edition is that of the 1848 third edition text--the last text corrected by the author. "Contexts" includes eighteen new selections and two new subsections: "Charlotte and Jane’s Illustrated Book" which includes a letter from Brontë to her publisher W. S. Williams; "Vignettes from Bewick"; and "Charlotte Brontë and Bewick’s "British Birds’" and "Charlotte Brontë as Governess," which includes letters to Emily Brontë, Ellen Nussey, W. S. Williams, and "The Governess-Grinders." "Criticism" collects six major essays on Jane Eyre, four of them new to the Third Edition. Contributors include Adrienne Rich, Sandra M. Gilbert, Jerome Beaty, Lisa Sternlieb, Jeffrey Sconce, and Donna Marie Nudd. A new Chronology and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.
Categories: Literary Criticism