Literary Theory

An Introduction
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816654476
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
View: 1736

Continue Reading →

First published in 1983.

Literary Theory

An Introduction
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118306295
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
View: 9661

Continue Reading →

A quarter of a century on from its original publication,Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures thesubversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theorythrough the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challengeto the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface tothis anniversary edition to address more recent developments inliterary studies, including what he describes as “the growthof a kind of anti-theory”, and the idea that literary theoryhas been institutionalized. Insightful and enlightening,Literary Theory: An Introduction remains the essential guideto the field. 25th Anniversary Edition of Terry Eagleton’s classicintroduction to literary theory First published in 1983, and revised in 1996 to includematerial on developments in feminist and cultural theory Has served as an inspiration to generations of students andteachers Continues to function as arguably the definitive undergraduatetextbook on literary theory Reissue includes a new foreword by Eagleton himself, reflectingon the impact and enduring success of the book, and on developmentsin literary theory since it was first published

Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction


Author: Anne H. Stevens
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770485619
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
View: 7107

Continue Reading →

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.

Literary Theory

An Historical Introduction
Author: Procházka, Martin
Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
ISBN: 8024630060
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
View: 6190

Continue Reading →

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.

An Introduction to Criticism

Literature - Film - Culture
Author: Michael Ryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405182822
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 193
View: 3184

Continue Reading →

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

Beginning Theory

An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
Author: Peter Barry
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043260
Category: Criticism
Page: 239
View: 447

Continue Reading →

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.

Postmodern Literary Theory

An Anthology
Author: Niall Lucy
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631210283
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 454
View: 1002

Continue Reading →

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.

Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism


Author: Ann B. Dobie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495902330
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 400
View: 1497

Continue Reading →

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.

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory


Author: Andrew Bennett,Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582822955
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
View: 6273

Continue Reading →

A new edition of one of the market leading texts for those interested in critical theory and its effect on our reading of the English literary canon. Renowned for its accessible, witty style, the new edition is updated throughout and contains four new chapters to reflect the continuing development of the subject. * The key elements of this book that make it so popular are its clear, highly accessible articulation of ideas, the wide range of texts used as illustrative examples, and its witty, humourous style. * Number 1 textbook on our Literature list. * Literary Theory & Criticism is the only major, core course in English departments - every Literature student will study it. * A new chapter on Creative Writing - currently the biggest 'growth area' in the Humanities in the UK.

Literary Theory

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jonathan D. Culler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019285318X
Category: Criticism
Page: 145
View: 6727

Continue Reading →

What is Literary Theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is Literature, and does it matter? These are the sorts of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in a book which steers a clear path through a subject often perceived to be complex and impenetrable. It offers discerning insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, whether literature is a form of self-expression or a method of appeal to an audience, and outlines the ideas behind a number of different schools: deconstruction, semiotics, postcolonial theory, and structuralism amongst them.

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
View: 8149

Continue Reading →

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.

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction
Author: Thomas Schmitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470691530
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 6402

Continue Reading →

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