Released on 2001Categories Literary Criticism

Introducing Literary Theories

Introducing Literary Theories

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054276517

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Introducing Literary Theoriesis an ideal introduction for those coming to literary theory for the first time. It provides an accessible introduction to the major theoretical approaches in chapters covering: Bakhtinian Criticism, Structuralism, Feminist Theory, Marxist Literary Theories, Reader-Response Theories, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, Postcolonial Theory, Gay Studies/ Queer Theories, Cultural Studies and Postmodernism. A table of contents arranged by theoretical method and a second arranged by key texts offer the reader alternative pathways through the volume and a general introduction, which traces the history and importance of literary theory, complete the introductory material. In each of the following chapters, the authors provide a clear presentation of the theory in question and notes towards a reading of a key text to help the student understand both the methodology and the practice of literary theory. The texts used for illustration include: In Memoriam A. H. H., Middlemarch, Mrs Dalloway, Paradise Lost, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Prospero's Books, The Swimming Pool Libraryand The Tempest. Every chapter ends with a set of questions for further consideration, an annotated bibliography and a supplementary bibliography while a glossary of critical terms completes the book. Derived and adapted from the successful foundation textbook, Literary Theories: A Reader and Guide, Introducing Literary Theoriesis a highly readable, self-contained and comprehensive guide that succeeds in making contemporary theory easily understandable. Each chapter provides: An overview of the theory Notes towards readings of canonical literary texts Questions for further consideration An annotated bibliography A supplementary bibliography Key Features Complex ideas are clearly explained A double table of contents provides different ways of navigating through the volume Coverage of the theories is balanced with analysis of key texts Questions at the end of each chapter direct the reader to consider further theoretical matters and to making theoretically informed readings of literary texts Includes full guidance about further reading Offers an ideal guide for students at all levels who are new to literary theory as well as general readers Provides a Glossary of critical terms for easy reference
Released on 2002-09-07Categories Literary Criticism

Beginning Theory

Beginning Theory

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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In this second edition of Beginning Theory, the variety of approaches, theorists, and technical language is lucidly and expertly unraveled and explained, and allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles have been grasped. Expanded and updated from the original edition first published in 1995, Peter Barry has incorporated all of the recent developments in literary theory, adding two new chapters covering the emergent Eco-criticism and the re-emerging Narratology.
Released on 2017-05-04Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction

Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction

Author: Sara Upstone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise be possible. In your own reading and writing, literary theory fosters new avenues into the text. It allows you to make informed comments about the language and form of literature, but also about the core themes - concepts such as gender, sexuality, the self, race, and class - which a text might explore. Literary theory gives you an almost limitless number of texts to work into your own response, ensuring that your interpretation is truly original. This is why, although literary theory can initially appear alienating and difficult, it is something to get really excited about. Imagine you are standing in the centre of a circular room, with a whole set of doors laid out around you. Each doorway opens on to a new and illuminating field of knowledge that can change how you think about what you have read: perhaps in just a small way, but also perhaps dramatically and irrevocably. You can open one door, or many of them. The choice is yours. Put the knowledge you gain together with your own interpretation, however, and you have a unique and potentially fascinating response. Each chapter in Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction covers a key school of thought, progressing to a point at which you'll have a full understanding of the range of responses and approaches available for textual interpretation. As well as focusing on such core areas as Marxism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, this introduction brings in recent developments such as Eco and Ethical Criticism and Humanisms.
Released on 2011-01-03Categories Literary Collections

Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism

Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism

Author: Ann B. Dobie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133170006

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

View: 517

Beginning with approaches familiar to students and then gradually introducing schools of criticism that are more challenging, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides extensive step-by-step guidance for writing literary analyses from each of the critical perspectives. This brief, practical introduction to literary theory explores core literary theories in a unique chronological format and includes an anthology of relevant fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to help bring those theories to life for students. Remarkably readable and engaging, the text makes even complex concepts manageable for those beginning to think about literary theory, and example analyses for each type of criticism show how real students have applied the theories to works included in the anthology. Now updated with the latest scholarship, including a full discussion of Ecocriticism and increased emphasis on American multicultural approaches, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides an essential foundation for thoughtful and effective literary analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Released on 2005-08-08Categories Literary Collections

An Introduction to Literary Studies

An Introduction to Literary Studies

Author: Mario Klarer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134617029

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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An Introduction to Literary Studies provides the beginner with an accessible and comprehensive survey of literature. Systematically taking in theory, genre and literary history, Klarer provides easy to understand descriptions of a variety of approaches to texts. This invaluable guide includes sections on: fiction poetry drama film covering: a range of theoretical approaches an extensive glossary of major literary and cinematic terms guidelines for writing research papers.
Released on 2021-08-26Categories Study Aids

An Objective Handbook of LITERARY THEORY

An Objective Handbook of LITERARY THEORY

Author: Dr. S. Veeramani

Publisher: Authors Tree Publishing

ISBN: 9789391078928

Category: Study Aids

Page: 108

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This book is very useful for the NET/SET/JRF aspirants because it has a short description of all the literary theories with Objective Questions with answer keys at the end of each chapter. Moreover, It provides an additional Practice Test – I and Practice Test – II with solutions. Literary Theories are made simple for readers to understand. This book is acclaimed as one of the first of this kind in the book industry. Therefore, students of UG, PG, M.Phil, and Ph.D. research scholars, assistant professors, literary theory -aspirants can make use of this book. This book covers chapters such as structuralism, poststrualism, deconstruction, phenomenology, hermeneutics, postmodernism, postcolonialism, new historicism and post-humanism, feminism and ecocriticism.
Released on 2016-04-22Categories Literary Criticism

Practising Theory and Reading Literature

Practising Theory and Reading Literature

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134962730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 779

Practising Theory and Reading Literature provides an accessible introduction to the study of contemporary literary theories and their applications to a range of literary texts. This is an elementary introduction where the emphasis is on practice, and in this respect it complements A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory.