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: 386

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: 451

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: 354

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: 201

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: 632

View: 409

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 1998Categories Literary Criticism

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

Author: John Anthony Cuddon

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140513639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1028

View: 820

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fourth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for student, teachers and general readers alike.
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: 676

View: 660

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 2017-02-09Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Theory: The Complete Guide

Literary Theory: The Complete Guide

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472592767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 924

Bringing together Mary Klages's bestselling introductory books Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed and Key Terms in Literary Theory into one fully integrated and substantially revised, expanded and updated volume, this is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone entering the often bewildering world of literary theory for the first time. Literary Theory: The Complete Guide includes: · Accessible chapters on all the major schools of theory from deconstruction through psychoanalytic criticism to Marxism and postcolonialism · New chapters introducing ecocriticism and biographies · Expanded and updated guides to feminist theory, queer theory, postmodernism and globalization · New and fully integrated extracts of theoretical and literary texts to guide students through their use of theory · Accessible coverage of major theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, Deleuze and Guattari and Bhabha Each chapter now includes reflection questions for class discussion or independent study and a cross-referenced glossary of key terms covered, as well as updated guides to further reading on each topic. Literary Theory: The Complete Guide is an essential starting point for students of critical theory.
Released on 2004-08-02Categories Literary Collections

Introduction to Literary Studies

Introduction to Literary Studies

Author: Mario Klarer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134316229

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

View: 243

In this volume, Mario Klarer provides the essential beginner's guide to English literary studies. Offering a concise, easy-to-understand discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as 'literature' and 'text' major genres, such as fiction, poetry, drama and film periods and classifications of literature theoretical approaches to texts the use of secondary resources guidelines for writing research essays. Klarer has fully updated the highly successful first edition to provide greater guidance for online research and to reflect recent changes to MLA guidelines for referencing and quoting sources. He concludes with suggestions for further reading and an extensive glossary of important literary and cinematic terms.
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: 240

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.