Released on 2016-04-22Categories Literary Criticism

Practising Theory and Reading Literature

Practising Theory and Reading Literature

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134962662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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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.
Released on 2019-01-04Categories Social Science

Challenging Theory: Discipline After Deconstruction

Challenging Theory: Discipline After Deconstruction

Author: Catherine Burgass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429861383

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 303

First published in 1999, this volume perceives that English literature in under threat as an academic discipline. In Challenging Theory, Catherine Burgass warns against the recent trend towards the conflation of literature teaching with cultural studies in British and American universities. Focusing on theory of deconstruction, as developed by Jacques Derrida in the 1960s, the book redresses some common mistenterpretations of Derrinda’s work relating to the status of metaphysical oppositions. Part One discusses textual differences and the ways in which these may dissolve and reform according to different cultural contexts. The practical issues associated with teaching literature and literary theory in universities are examined in Part Two, while Part Three high-lights some of the move invidious claims of literary theorists, and questions the value of metaphysical analysis as a tool for political critique. Challenging Theory tackles an important debate that lies at the heart of humanities teaching. It illuminates the impact on academia of the work of critical theorists over the last thirty tears, and provides a platform for future reassessment of the relationships between literature, philosophy and theory.
Released on 1993-06-08Categories Literary Criticism

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813108160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 509

Unsurpassed as a text for upper-division and beginning graduate students, Raman Selden's classic text is the liveliest, most readable and most reliable guide to contemporary literary theory. Includes applications of theory, cross-referenced to Selden's companion volume, Practicing Theory and Reading Literature.
Released on 1996-10-25Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Theories

Literary Theories

Author: William Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349250288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 980

Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyse and interpret the text. Literary Theories challenges the out-dated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading and interpretation and, believing that the best way to learn is through practical application, plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Clearly argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink interpretation, literary writing and critical reading.
Released on 2009Categories Criticism

Literary Theory

Literary Theory

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer

Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 9783129395004

Category: Criticism

Page: 172

View: 290

"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 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: 182

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 2012-12-06Categories Reference

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135314170

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 642

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
Released on 1995Categories Criticism

Beginning Theory

Beginning Theory

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719043263

Category: Criticism

Page: 262

View: 556

An introduction to literary and cultural theory for beginners. The emphasis is on theory in practice with exercises and questions to help the student understand the methodology and practice of literary theory. Topics covered include: liberal humanism; Marxism; new historicism; cultural materialism; postcolonialism; feminism; queer theory; structuralism; postmodernism; stylistics; psychoanalytic theory.
Released on 1999Categories Literary Criticism

Understanding Children's Literature

Understanding Children's Literature

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415195461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 985

This book provides an introduction to some of the critical theories useful in the study of children's literature. The 14 chapters examine the context, application and relevance to this area of concepts such as feminism, ideology, psychoanalysis and literacy studies.