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

View: 558

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 2013-12-11Categories Literary Criticism

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748668403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 526

Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies. The volume also provides clear and useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist.The third edition of this reliable reference work is both revised and expanded, including:* more than 100 additional terms and concepts defined.* newly defined terms include keywords from the social sciences, cultural studies and psychoanalysis and the addition of a broader selection of classical rhetorical terms.* an expanded chronology, with additional entries and a broader historical and cultural range.* expanded bibliographies including key texts by major critics.
Released on 2006Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Author: Prof. Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 409

Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies.The volume also provides clear and useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist.The new edition of this reliable reference work is both revised and expanded, including:* More than 70 additional terms and concepts defined, from Absurdism and Aga Saga to Writerly texts and Zeugma.* Newly defined terms include keywords from the social sciences, cultural studies and psychoanalysis and the addition of a broader selection of classical rhetorical terms.* An expanded chronology, with additional entries and a broader historical and cultural range, from Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. Hegel, to Camille Paglia and bell hooks.* Expanded bibliographies including key texts by major critics.
Released on 2020-07-14Categories Literary Criticism

Keywords in Western Literary Criticism and Contemporary China

Keywords in Western Literary Criticism and Contemporary China

Author: Yamin Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429826849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 696

Since the reform and opening up of China in 1978, Western literary criticism has begun to flourish and gain in popularity within the country's academic literature community. These two volumes meticulously select and examine nine of the most influential keywords from Western literary theory while identifying the intricate historical sources of these terms and analyzing their relevance to other disciplines and ideas. The result shows how these words function as heterogeneous cultural contexts in the complexity of experience but also how they function within the context of Chinese culture as well as Chinese literature and criticism. In this volume, the editors focus on discouse, text, narrative, literariness and irony from the perspectives of etymology, documentation, meanings and other core factors. Students of literature and languages, and especially Chinese literature, will benefit from this two-volume set.
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: 806

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.
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: 966

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 2022-08-30Categories Psychology

Psychoanalysis and Literary Theory

Psychoanalysis and Literary Theory

Author: Mathew R. Martin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000638356

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

View: 836

Psychoanalysis and Literary Theory introduces the key concepts, figures and movements of both psychoanalytic theory and the history of literary criticism and theory, engaging with Freud, Zizek, Plato, posthumanism, and beyond. Divided into two parts - concepts and movements – the structure of the book is clear and accessible. Each chapter builds upon the one before, allowing the reader to progress from little or no background in psychoanalysis, philosophy, or literary theory to the ability to engage actively with the relatively sophisticated ideas presented in later sections of the work. Mathew R. Martin consistently directs attention to the task of interpreting texts by illustrating abstract theoretical points with literary texts and at apposite moments provides brief readings of selected texts. This book will be essential reading for academics and students of psychoanalytic studies, literary criticism, and literary theory.
Released on 2008-02-11Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Theories of Performance

Theories of Performance

Author: Elizabeth Bell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412926386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 966

Theories of Performance invites students to explore the possibilities of performance for creating, knowing, and staking claims to the world. Each chapter surveys, explains, and illustrates classic, modern, and postmodern theories that answer the questions, "What is performance?" "Why do people perform?" and "How does performance constitute our social and political worlds?" The chapters feature performance as the entry point for understanding texts, drama, culture, social roles, identity, resistance, and technologies.
Released on 2010-05-15Categories Literary Criticism

Critical Terms for Literary Study, Second Edition

Critical Terms for Literary Study, Second Edition

Author: Frank Lentricchia

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226472096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 584

Since its publication in 1990, Critical Terms for Literary Study has become a landmark introduction to the work of literary theory—giving tens of thousands of students an unparalleled encounter with what it means to do theory and criticism. Significantly expanded, this new edition features six new chapters that confront, in different ways, the growing understanding of literary works as cultural practices. These six new chapters are "Popular Culture," "Diversity," "Imperialism/Nationalism," "Desire," "Ethics," and "Class," by John Fiske, Louis Menand, Seamus Deane, Judith Butler, Geoffrey Galt Harpham, and Daniel T. O'Hara, respectively. Each new essay adopts the approach that has won this book such widespread acclaim: each provides a concise history of a literary term, critically explores the issues and questions the term raises, and then puts theory into practice by showing the reading strategies the term permits. Exploring the concepts that shape the way we read, the essays combine to provide an extraordinary introduction to the work of literature and literary study, as the nation's most distinguished scholars put the tools of critical practice vividly to use.
Released on 2014Categories Literary Criticism

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Key Concepts in Literary Theory

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher:

ISBN: 074866839X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 193

Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies. The volume also provides clear and useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist. This 3rd edition is both revised and expanded and includes: * 100+ additional terms and concepts, clearly defined * the addition in particular of keywords from the social sciences, cultural studies and psychoanalysis and a broader selection of classical rhetorical terms * an expanded chronology, with additional entries and a broader historical and cultural range * expanded bibliographies including key texts by major critics. This is a must-read for any student wishing to improve his or her critical writing.
Released on 2017-05-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism

Author: Joseph North

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674967731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 992

Since the global turn to neoliberalism in the 1970s, movements in literary studies have been diagnostic rather than interventionist: scholars have developed techniques for analyzing culture but have retreated from attempts to transform it. For Joseph North, a genuinely interventionist criticism is a central task facing scholars on the Left today.