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Literary Theory (Brief Insight)

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Publisher Comments:

What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature…and does it matter? These are the kinds of questions Jonathan Culler addresses, and he illuminates a subject often perceived as impenetrable. In addition to outlining the ideas behind various schools (including deconstruction, semiotics, structuralism, and post-colonialism), he offers insights into theories about the nature of language, meaning, interpretation, poetics, rhetoric, narrative, and readership.

 

Book News Annotation:

Culler (English and comparative literature, Cornell U.) offers a brief, but comprehensive overview of the components and considerations of literary theory. The author breaks down his discussion into several categories, including: a definition of literature and its importance; literature and cultural studies; language, meaning, and interpretation; rhetoric, poetics, and poetry; narrative; performance language; and more. The book also includes an appendix which describes theoretical schools and movements in literature. The book would be useful for both students and general readers. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This work explores the role of the literary in theory, with wide-ranging analysis of key concepts and disciplinary practices.

About the Author

JONATHAN CULLER is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University and has authored many publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402768750
Author:
Culler, Jonathan
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
BG-REFERENCE - BG-GRAMMAR/WRITING
Subject:
Literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Criticism -- History.
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - Quamut
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Brief Insights
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Literary and Cultural Studies

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