Released on 1996Categories Literary Criticism

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Peter Brooker

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: MINN:31951P00408116S

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

View: 630

This introductory reader consists of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th-century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.
Released on 2014-05-22Categories Literary Criticism

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Peter Brooker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317903567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 217

This introduction to practicing literary theory is a reader consisting of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. It is specifically targeted to present literary criticism through practical examples of essays by literary theorists themselves, on texts both within and outside the literary canon. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.
Released on 2007-01-10Categories Literary Criticism

Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies

Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies

Author: S. Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230801295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 174

This study presents a critique of social constructionist identity politics, which is distinguished from specific identity-based political positions, from within and with social constructionist commitments. Gupta examines the institutionalization of social constructionist identity politics in literary studies, considering the notions of canonicity.
Released on 1993-01-01Categories Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Irene Rima Makaryk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080206860X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

View: 923

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.
Released on 2003Categories Literary Criticism

Reconstructing Criticism

Reconstructing Criticism

Author: Philip Smallwood

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

View: 734

This study aims to bring the modern theory of literary criticism, and Pope's 'Essay on Criticism' of 1711, into a more productive and intersting association than critical-historical structures have generally allowed. Smallwood marks out in current terms and in depth the specialized theoretial and aesthetic problem of defining criticism. He recognizes that criticism, no more than literature or art, cannot be finally codified or defined, but insists on the need for clarity in the exposition of criticism's purposes and a fuller consciousness of a common community of practice available to audiences outside the academic fold. Affirming the unfailing currency and utility of the term criticism as new languages have taken over the critical domain, or have sought to replace or abolish literature, Smallwood distinguishes between the normative definitions that are everywhere apparent in modern theory of criticism, and the advantages to conceptual comprehension achieved by Pope's poetic idea of criticism in the 'Essay'.
Released on 2011-01-27Categories Literary Criticism

Teaching Theory

Teaching Theory

Author: R. Bradford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230304727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

View: 358

Teaching Theory offers a selection of essays on the pragmatics, benefits and shortcomings of Theory as a key aspect of literature teaching in universities. They range from reflective discussions of Theory as an intellectual challenge for undergraduates to accounts of the day-to-day problems of planning and teaching courses and implementing Theory.
Released on 2009-09-09Categories Literary Criticism

Starting an English Literature Degree

Starting an English Literature Degree

Author: Andrew Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350309685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 782

Competition to study English Literature at university is now tougher than ever before. How can you make sure your application stands out? What is expected of you at university? How will you adapt to the changes in teaching, learning and lifestyle? The world of English Literature is an unfamiliar yet exciting one, and clear guidance on how to cope with the demands of university-level study is essential if you want to succeed. Andrew Green takes you from the A level/school/college classroom to the university lecture theatre, covering everything from: - Deciding which university and course is right for you - Making initial applications - Tackling Summer reading lists to the skills needed for studying at degree level: - Preparing for lectures, seminars and tutorials - Interpreting reading lists and developing your reading skills - Applying literary theory - Becoming a better writer - Referencing an essay and avoiding plagiarism - Researching online Whether you are just thinking about taking English Literature to degree level, or needing help through your university course, Starting an English Literature Degree is the must-have companion.
Released on 2012-03-29Categories Reference

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Author: Rosemarie Buikema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136728433

Category: Reference

Page: 310

View: 615

This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, in a context of increasing globalization, giving special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields such as feminist technoscience studies.
Released on 1992-08-25Categories Literary Criticism

Theory into Practice: A Reader in Modern Literary Criticism

Theory into Practice: A Reader in Modern Literary Criticism

Author: Ryan Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349222445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 168

Students of literary theory have been well provided for by the publication of various Readers in literary theory. However, the relation between theory and critical practice still presents a problem to the general reader. This book brings together essays by major critics which apply theory to practice in an accessible way. This will help a general literary readership gain a better understanding of the various types of theoretical criticism, see theory being applied to practice powerfully and persuasively, and encourage students to use theory in their own critical writing.