Literary Theory

An Introduction
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118306295
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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A quarter of a century on from its original publication, Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures the subversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theory through the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challenge to the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface to this anniversary edition to address more recent developments in literary studies, including what he describes as “the growth of a kind of anti-theory”, and the idea that literary theory has been institutionalized. Insightful and enlightening, Literary Theory: An Introduction remains the essential guide to the field. 25th Anniversary Edition of Terry Eagleton’s classic introduction to literary theory First published in 1983, and revised in 1996 to include material on developments in feminist and cultural theory Has served as an inspiration to generations of students and teachers Continues to function as arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on literary theory Reissue includes a new foreword by Eagleton himself, reflecting on the impact and enduring success of the book, and on developments in literary theory since it was first published

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie


Author: Martin Sexl
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825225275
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 323
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Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.

Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction


Author: Anne H. Stevens
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770485619
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
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Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction provides an accessible overview of major figures and movements in literary theory and criticism from antiquity to the twenty-first century. It is designed for students at the undergraduate level or for others needing a broad synthesis of the long history of literary theory. An introductory chapter provides an overview of some of the major issues within literary theory and criticism; further chapters survey theory and criticism in antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth century. For twentieth- and twenty-first-century theory, the discussion is subdivided into separate chapters on formalist, historicist, political, and psychoanalytic approaches. The final chapter applies a variety of theoretical concepts and approaches to two famous works of literature: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

An Introduction to Criticism

Literature - Film - Culture
Author: Michael Ryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405182822
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 193
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An accessible and thorough introduction to literary theory and contemporary critical practice, this book is an essential resource for beginning students of literary criticism. Covers traditional approaches such as formalism and structuralism, as well as more recent developments in criticism such as evolutionary theory, cognitive studies, ethical criticism, and ecocriticism Offers explanations of key works and major ideas in literary criticism and suggests key elements to look for in a literary text Also applies critical approaches to various examples from film studies Helps students to build a critical framework and write analytically

Postmodern Literary Theory

An Anthology
Author: Niall Lucy
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631210283
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 454
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Literature today is a very different concept from that of only a generation ago, and this difference is attributed usually to 'postmodernism'. Most radical of all is the possibility that the very notion of literature is rendered untenable by postmodernism. How did this possibility arise? Who are the key figures responsible for its emergence; which are the key texts of its expression? This Anthology provides ways of responding to such questions.

Literary Theory

An Introduction to Approaches, Methods and Terms
Author: Ingo Berensmeyer
Publisher: PONS
ISBN: 3129395008
Category: Criticism
Page: 163
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"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.

Beginning Theory

An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
Author: Peter Barry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526121808
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject (Theory after Theory) which maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009.

In Search of Authority - Third Edition

An Introductory Guide to Literary Theory
Author: Stephen Bonnycastle
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770481534
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 282
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In Search of Authority is the most engaging introduction to literary theory available today. This is the third edition of a book that has been widely used to introduce undergraduates to the field of literary theory. Its distinctive quality is the way in which it makes complex literary theories, such as structuralism, deconstruction, and post-modernism, accessible to students by relating these theories to students’ own enjoyment in reading literature. Each theory is illustrated by several applications of the theory to well-known literary works. Based on a reader-response approach to literature, In Search of Authority begins with an up-to-date account of the status of literary theory in the 21st century, including a response to recent debates about the “post-theory” question. It concludes with a discussion of how an understanding of literary theory can lead to the empowerment of the individual reader, and of how the authority of the professor can be gradually transferred to the student. This third edition has been revised and updated throughout. Each chapter ends with several questions to help students check their understanding of the key ideas in the chapter.

Literary Theory

An Historical Introduction
Author: Procházka, Martin
Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
ISBN: 8024630060
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
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Učebnice zachycující základní momenty myšlení o literatuře a umění v anglicky mluvících zemích v období renesance, klasicismu, romantismu, ve viktoriánské době a v první polovině 20. stol (tzv. nová kritika) s přesahy k antice (Platón, Aristotelés, Horatius, Pseudolonginos) a k moderním i současným přístupům v Čechách a ve Francii (strukturalismus, dekonstrukce, feministická kritika a gender studies). Historický přehled doplňují stručná pojednání o základních literárněteoretických pojmech. Učebnice je určena studentům humanitních oborů na VŠ.

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie


Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: J.B. Metzler
ISBN: 9783476152466
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 249
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Was ist Literatur? , fragt das mittlerweile legendäre Einleitungskapitel dieses Bandes. Pointiert und kritisch-souverän zugleich führt Eagleton an erste literaturtheoretische Fragen heran. Ebenso anschaulich erläutert der Autor in den weiteren Kapiteln die Grundlagen und Methoden der zentralen Ansätze der Literaturtheorie. Die 5. Auflage des erfolgreichen Buches enthält ein neues Vorwort Eagletons zur literaturtheoretischen Entwicklung der letzten 25 Jahre. Für die Annäherung an einen komplexen Stoff ohne Scheu und Verständnisschwierigkeiten.

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction
Author: Thomas Schmitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470691530
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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This book provides students and scholars of classical literature with a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism. Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers through various theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, gender studies, and New Historicism. Applies theoretical approaches to examples from ancient literature Extensive bibliographies and index make it a valuable resource for scholars in the field

Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism


Author: Ann Dobie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495902330
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
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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.

Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present

An Introduction
Author: M. A. R. Habib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351567
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
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Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present provides a concise and authoritative overview of the development of Western literary criticism and theory from the Classical period to the present day An indispensable and intellectually stimulating introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory Introduces the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism Provides historical context and shows the interconnections between various theories An ideal text for all students of literature and criticism

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory


Author: Andrew Bennett,Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317313119
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 441
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Lively, original and highly readable, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ‘The Beginning’ and concluding with ‘The End’, chapters range from the familiar, such as ‘Character’, ‘Narrative’ and ‘The Author’, to the more unusual, such as ‘Secrets’, ‘Pleasure’ and ‘Ghosts’. Now in its fifth edition, Bennett and Royle’s classic textbook successfully illuminates complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works, so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, for example, while Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literature and laughter. The fifth edition has been revised throughout and includes four new chapters – ‘Feelings’, ‘Wounds’, ‘Body’ and ‘Love’ – to incorporate exciting recent developments in literary studies. In addition to further reading sections at the end of each chapter, the book contains a comprehensive bibliography and a glossary of key literary terms. A breath of fresh air in a field that can often seem dry and dauntingly theoretical, this book will open the reader’s eyes to the exhilarating possibilities of reading and studying literature.