Released on 2018-02-16Categories Literary Criticism

A Companion to Literary Theory

A Companion to Literary Theory

Author: David H. Richter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118958735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Introduces readers to the modes of literary and cultural study of the previous half century A Companion to Literary Theory is a collection of 36 original essays, all by noted scholars in their field, designed to introduce the modes and ideas of contemporary literary and cultural theory. Arranged by topic rather than chronology, in order to highlight the relationships between earlier and most recent theoretical developments, the book groups its chapters into seven convenient sections: I. Literary Form: Narrative and Poetry; II. The Task of Reading; III. Literary Locations and Cultural Studies; IV. The Politics of Literature; V. Identities; VI. Bodies and Their Minds; and VII. Scientific Inflections. Allotting proper space to all areas of theory most relevant today, this comprehensive volume features three dozen masterfully written chapters covering such subjects as: Anglo-American New Criticism; Chicago Formalism; Russian Formalism; Derrida and Deconstruction; Empathy/Affect Studies; Foucault and Poststructuralism; Marx and Marxist Literary Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Ethnic Studies; Gender Theory; Freudian Psychoanalytic Criticism; Cognitive Literary Theory; Evolutionary Literary Theory; Cybernetics and Posthumanism; and much more. Features 36 essays by noted scholars in the field Fills a growing need for companion books that can guide readers through the thicket of ideas, systems, and terminologies Presents important contemporary literary theory while examining those of the past The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Literary Theory will be welcomed by college and university students seeking an accessible and authoritative guide to the complex and often intimidating modes of literary and cultural study of the previous half century.
Released on 2020-11-27Categories Literary Criticism

The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism

The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism

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.
Released on 2012-03-29Categories Literary Criticism

Key Terms in Literary Theory

Key Terms in Literary Theory

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441115737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Students of literature, film and cultural studies need to understand key theoretical terms and concepts but often find it hard to get to grips with exactly what they mean. This book provides precise definitions of terms and concepts in literary theory, along with explanations of the major movements and figures in literary and cultural theory and an extensive bibliography. It is designed for the student who needs to know what a particular term means, how it is used, and where it comes from, and enables them to apply the terms and concepts to their own investigations. The three part structure provides clear definitions of key terms and ideas, introductions to major figures including biographical and historical overviews and an annotated guide to important works. This invaluable resource provides readers with an easily accessible and comprehensive reference guide to literary and cultural theory.
Released on 2015-02-16Categories Philosophy

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

Author: Garry L. Hagberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118963876

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

View: 497

This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’, ‘Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading’, ‘Literature and the Moral Life’, and ‘Literary Language’ Offers a combination of analytical precision and literary richness Represents an unparalleled work of reference for students and specialists alike, ideal for course use
Released on 2022-09-30Categories Literary Criticism

Narrative Worlds and the Texture of Time

Narrative Worlds and the Texture of Time

Author: Rosemary Huisman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000688474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 304

This book brings together a model of time and a model of language to generate a new model of narrative, where different stories with different temporalities and non-chronological modes of sequence can tell of different worlds of human – and non-human – experience, woven together (the ‘texture of time’) in the one narrative. The work of Gerald Edelman on consciousness, J.T. Fraser on time, and M.A.K. Halliday on language is introduced; the categories of systemic functional linguistics are used for detailed analysis of English narrative texts from different literary periods. A summary chapter gives an overview of previous narrative studies and theories, with extensive references. Chapters on ‘temporalization’ and ‘spatialization’ of language contrast the importance of time in narrative texts with the effect of ‘grammatical metaphor’, as described by M.A.K. Halliday, for scientific discourse. Chapters on prose fiction, poetry and the texts of digital culture chart changes in the ‘texture of time’ with changes in the social context: ‘narrative as social semiotic’.
Released on 2011-05-04Categories Literary Criticism

The Literary Theory Toolkit

The Literary Theory Toolkit

Author: Herman Rapaport

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444395686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 781

The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar texts Covers differing theories of the public sphere, ideology, power, and the social relations necessary for the understanding of approaches to literature
Released on 2009Categories Criticism

Literary Theory

Literary Theory

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer

Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 9783129395004

Category: Criticism

Page: 163

View: 321

"This book is a concise introduction to the major approaches, methods and terms in contemporary literary theory. It traces the development of literary theory from the late 19th to the early 21st century, from varieties of formalism to queer theory, postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. Written in a clear and accessible style, it helps readers to participate in current theoretical discussions and to use theory as a tool for exploring the fascinating complexities of literary texts."--Amazon.de.
Released on 2013-05-21Categories Literary Criticism

The Literary Theory Handbook

The Literary Theory Handbook

Author: Gregory Castle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118331583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

View: 223

The Literary Theory Handbook introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, showing them how to perform literary analysis, and providing a greater understanding of the historical contexts for different theories. A new edition of this highly successful text, which includes updated and refined chapters, and new sections on contemporary theories Far reaching in its inclusion of a detailed history of theory and in-depth discussions of major theories and movements Four distinct perspectives on theory—historical, thematic, biographical, practical—are carefully intertwined, so that key concepts, terms and ideas are developed in different contexts and cross-referenced, in the text and in the index. Includes alphabetically-arranged biographies designed for quick reference, and sample readings to illustrate the practical application of theory
Released on 1987-01-01Categories Literary Criticism

Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

Author: Vassilis Lambropoulos

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887062652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

View: 943

The ten topics contained in Twentieth-Century Literary Theory reflect contemporary theoretical interests and guide the reader through fundamental questions, from the formation to the uses of theory, and from the construction to the interpretation of literature. The selected essays cover a wealth of scholarship from both the United States and Europe. They go beyond traditional categories by focusing on issues rather than writers or critical movements, thus providing a forum for the continuing discussion of what theory is and does.
Released on 2013-11-01Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Theory: The Basics

Literary Theory: The Basics

Author: Hans Bertens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135052980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 533

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.
Released on 2006Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Literary Theory and Criticism

Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199291330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 598

View: 510

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.