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Introducing Literary Theories: A Guide and Glossary

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Introducing Literary Theories is 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

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An introduction to literary theory, covering the major theoretical approaches, from structuralism and feminism to new historicism and postcolonial theory. Model readings of key texts illustrate the methodology. The texts used for illustration include "The Tempest" and "Paradise Lost".

Synopsis:

An ideal introduction for those coming to literary theory for the first time. It covers the major theoretical approaches: 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.

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Julian Wolfreys is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at the Loughborough University

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ISBN:
9780748614837
Editor:
Wolfreys, Julian
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Editor:
Wolfreys, Julian
Author:
Wolfreys, Julian
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Criticism -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2300
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6 x 9.1 x 0.8 in 1.125 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An introduction to literary theory, covering the major theoretical approaches, from structuralism and feminism to new historicism and postcolonial theory. Model readings of key texts illustrate the methodology. The texts used for illustration include "The Tempest" and "Paradise Lost".
"Synopsis" by , An ideal introduction for those coming to literary theory for the first time. It covers the major theoretical approaches: 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.
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