Modern Criticism and Theory

Author: Nigel Wood,David Lodge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 864

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This third edition of Modern Criticism and Theory represents a major expansion on its previous incarnations with some twenty five new pieces or essays included. This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection’s aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent considerations as ecocriticism and post-theory. Secondly, with the aim of presenting as broad an account of modern theory as possible, the reader expands backwards to to take in exemplary pieces by formative writers and thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Marx, Freud and Virginia Woolf.. This radical expansion of content is prefaced by a wide-ranging introduction, which provides a rationale for the collection and demonstrates how connections can be made between competing theories and critical schools. The purpose of the collection remains that of introducing the reader to the guiding concepts of contemporary literary and cultural debate. It does so by presenting substantial extracts from seminal thinkers and surrounding them with the contextual materials necessary to a full understanding. Each selection has a headnote, which gives biographical details of the author and provides suggestions for further reading, and footnotes that help explain difficult references. The collection is ordered both historically and thematically and readers are encouraged to draw for themselves connections between essays and theories. Modern Criticism and Theory has long been regarded as a necessary collection. Now revised for the twenty first century it goes further and provides students and the general reader with a wide-ranging survey of the complex landscape of modern theory and a critical assessment of the way we think – and live – in the world today.

Modern Criticism and Theory

A Reader

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: London ; New York : Longman

ISBN: 9780582494602

Category: Criticism

Page: 467

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This work contains a selection of important and representative work from all the major theoretical schools or tendencies in contemporary criticism and looks at them from an historical and thematic point of view. It also takes into account the impact of structuralist and post-structuralist theory and the disciplines from which it has drawn many of its terms and concepts eg linguistics, psychoanalysis, philosophy and Marxism.

Modern European Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide

A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626794

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Modern European Criticism and Theory offers the reader a comprehensive critical overview of the widespread and profound contest of ideas within European 'theory'. The book focuses primarily on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies from the Enlightenment to the present day. Examining how conceptions of subjectivity, identity and gender have been questioned, the more than 50 essays written by acknowledged experts in their fields critically assess the ways in which we think, see, and act in the world, as well as the ways in which we represent such thought psychologically, politically, and culturally. A further reading list accompanies each chapter.

Literary Theories

A Reader and Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814793614

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

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Literary Theories is the first reader and introductory guide in one volume. Divided into 12 sections covering structuralism, feminism, marxism, reader-response theory, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, post-structuralism, postmodernism, new historicism, postcolonialism, gay studies and queer theory, and cultural studies, Literary Theories introduces the reader to the most challenging and engaging aspects of critical studies in the humanities today. Classic essays representing the different theoretical positions and offering striking examples of close readings of literature are preceded by new introductions which present the theory in question and discuss its main currents. With a full glossary and detailed bibliography, Literary Theories is the perfect introductory guide and reader in one volume. Included are essays by Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Terry Castle, Iain Chambers, Rey Chow, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Jonathan Dollimore, Terry Eagleton, Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Heath, Wolfgang Iser, Fredric Jameson, Hans Robert Jauss, Claire Kahane, Gail Ching Liang Low, Mary Lydon, Jean-François Lyotard, James M. Mellard, D.A. Miller, J. Hillis Miller, Louis Adrian Montrose, Michael Riffaterre, Avital Ronell, Nicholas Royle, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Alan Sinfield, and Raymond Williams.

Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Philip Rice,Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340761915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 492

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This book provides an introduction to theoretical writing over the past 25 years, giving examples of the writings of many key figures in the field together with seminal essays that have explored and extended the implications of critical theory.

Modern North American Criticism and Theory

A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748624511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This title presents the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the development and institutionalization of literary and cultural studies in North America throughout the 20th century and at the beginning of the 21st.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Steven J. Venturino, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational, step-by-step explanation of a single theory, critic, or issue, accompanied by concrete examples for applying the concepts and engaging suggestions for related literary readings. Following a section on the foundations of literary theory, the book is organized thematically, with an eye to the best way to develop a real, working understanding of the various theories. Cross-references are particularly important, since it's through the interaction of examples that readers most effectively advance from basic topics and arguments to some of the more specialized and complicated issues. Each chapter is designed to tell a complete story, yet also to reach out to other chapters for development and debate. Literary theorists are hardly unified in their views, and this book reflects the various traditions, agreements, influences, and squabbles that are a part of the field. Special features include hundreds of references to and quotations from novels, stories, plays, poems, movies, and other media. Online resources could also include video and music clips, as well as high-quality examples of visual art mentioned in the book. The book also includes periodic "running" references to selected key titles (such as Frankenstein) in order to illustrate the effect of different theories on a single work.

Theory Into Practice

A Reader in Modern Literary Criticism

Author: K. M. Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333567685

Category: American literature

Page: 312

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This book brings together essays by major critics to help a general literary readership gain a better understanding of the various types of theory criticism, see theory being applied to practice powerfully and persuasively, and encourage students to use theory in their own critical writing. Essays by Victor Shklovsky, David Lodge, Stanley Fish and Catherine Belsey are included.

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

A Reader

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138172210

Category:

Page: 704

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Twentieth Century Literary Criticismis a major anthology of key representative works by fifty leading modern literary critics writing before the structuralist revolution. It is a companion volume to Modern Criticism and Theory(Longman 1988), also edited by David Lodge, which anthologises contemporary criticism as it has developed through structuralism and post-structuralist theory. Together these volumes provide the most comprehensive survey available of traditional and radical literary theory in action. The critics collected together in this volume have been drawn from England, America and Europe, and each essay has been prefaced by an editor's introduction which suggests the historical and methodological significance of the piece and gives bibliographical and biographical information. This writers collected are: M. H. Abrams, W. B. Yeats, Sigmund Freud,Henry James, Ezra Pound, T. S Eliot, Virginia Woolf, T.E. Hulme, I. A. Richards, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, William Empson, G. Wilson Hight, C. G. Jung, Maud Bodkin, Christopher Caudwell, L. C. Knights, John Crowe Ransom, Edmund Wilson, Paul Valéry, D. W. Harding, Lionel Trilling, Cleanth Brooks, Yvor Wiinters, Erich Auerbach, W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe C. Beardsley, George Orwell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Schorer, Francis Fergusson, Northrop Frye, C. S. Lewis, Leslie Fielder, Alain Robbe-Grillet, George Lukács, Richard Hoggart, Walter J. Ong, Norman O. Brown, Ian Watt, Claude Lévi-Strauss, René Welleck, Wayne Booth, Raymond Williams, R. S. Crane, Marshall McLuhan, George Steiner, Susan Sontag, W. H. Auden, Frank Kermode.

Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Patricia Waugh,Philip Rice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 1989

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This book covers the key theoretical approches in modern literary theory, and includes essays and texts that are essential reading for any student of critical theory. It includes sections on Formalism and Structuralism, Feminism, Marxism, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism, and for the first time, includes works by authors such as de Beauvoir and Freud, who although not focusing specifically on literature, make a significant contribution to the landscape of literary theory.

Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: K. M. Newton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349259349

Category: Criticism

Page: 328

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A thoroughly revised edition of this successful undergraduate introduction to literary theory, this text includes core pieces by leading theorists from Russian Formalists to Postmodernist and Post-colonial critics. An ideal teaching resource, with helpful introductory notes to each chapter.

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813108162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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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.

Modern Literary Criticism and Theory

A History

Author: M. A. R. Habib

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405176668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Written in concise and clear language, this book offers an historical overview of literary criticism and theory throughout the twentieth century along with a close analysis of some of the most important and commonly taught texts from the period. Provides an accessible introduction to modern literary theory and criticism Places various modes of criticism within their historical and intellectual contexts Offers close readings of some of the major critical texts of the period Explores the works of a diverse group of 20th-century writers, including Babbitt, Woolf, Bakhtin, Heidegger, Lacan, Derrida, Judith Butler, Zizek, Nussbaum, Negri and Hardt Covers formalism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, feminism, reader-response criticism, historicism, gender studies, cultural studies, and film theory

Das Testament der Jessie Lamb

Roman

Author: Jane Rogers

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641104068

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Was wäre, wenn eines Tages keine Kinder mehr geboren würden? Die junge Jessie Lamb lebt in einer Welt, in der jede Frau, die nach ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag schwanger wird, stirbt. Die Ursache ist ein bisher unerforschtes Virus, die Folgen sind katastrophal: Es werden keine Kinder mehr geboren, die Wissenschaft ist ratlos, und die Menschheit geht langsam, aber sicher ihrem Ende entgegen. Doch das kann und will Jessie nicht akzeptieren: Sie möchte dieser Welt etwas Gutes hinterlassen. Sie möchte neues Leben schenken, auch wenn das bedeutet, dass sie mit ihrem eigenen dafür bezahlen muss ...

Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory

A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748624503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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A guide to the development of literary theory in Britain and Ireland, this book is aimed at advanced undergraduates, as well as academics working in the field. Beginning with Coleridge and Arnold, it contains essays that address the rise and significance of poetics, and literary and cultural studies. Each essay includes a further reading list.

The Dialectics of Literary Consciousness

Author: Krishnan Kutty

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482852411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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Dr. K. P. Krishnan Kutty, a bilingual author, writes in Malayalam, his mother tongue, and in English. As a cultural activist and as a member of the Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishath, he campaigns for the propagation scientific temper and environmental values. A Sun and Many Realities (1989), Theviyundu Chirithookiyippozhum (2013) and K.Purathu Vakkaattu Kunhappu (2013) are his collections of poems. Nishedhikalude Guru (2007) and Enthanu Idathupaksha Bhavana? (2012) are two collections of essays in Malayalam. Jesus, I Am not a Christian, a collection of essays in English, was published in 2014. The present volume, the Dialectics of Literary Consciousness, is a collection of academic discussions on the processes of writing, reading, interpretation, and translation. Nature and Environment: Poetic Imprints of Shifting Perspectives, Matthew Arnold: The Voice and the Victim of Bourgeois Culture, The Dialectics of Interpretation: Aspects of Linguistic and Semantic Convergences, Barthes and Bakhtin: Monologic and Dialogic Searches for Meaning, The Reader and Sahrudaya, and The Political Philosophy of Translation are the essays included in this volume. They provide rational answers to the questions of literary creation and criticism. They are substantial contributions to Marxian literary aesthetics as they strive to substitute the misty abstractions of philosophical idealism with the lucid logic of dialectical and historical materialism.

Die Taugenichtse

Roman

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory

Author: Julian Wolfreys,Ruth Robbins,Kenneth Womack,Kara Kalenius

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 882

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Contains essays that provide insights into the history and development of criticism in the humanities, covering notable philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought, and movements in Europe, North America, and Great Britain.

Introducing Literary Theories

A Guide and Glossary

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748614837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Divided into two volumes, The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature offers a landmark collection of writings from twenty Christian thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and analyses of their work by leading contemporary religious scholars.With selections from the works of Jacques Maritain, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dorothy Day, Pope John Paul II, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, and others, Volume 2 illustrates the different venues, vectors, and sometimes-conflicting visions of what a Christian understanding of law, politics, and society entails. The collection includes works by popes, pastors, nuns, activists, and theologians writing from within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions. Addressing racism, totalitarianism, sexism, and other issues, many of the figures in this volume were the victims of church censure, exile, imprisonment, assassination, and death in Nazi concentration camps. These writings amplify the long and diverse tradition of modern Christian social thought and its continuing relevance to contemporary pluralistic societies. The volume speaks to questions regarding the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care and nurture of the needy and innocent, the rights and wrongs of war and violence, and the separation of church and state. The historical focus and ecumenical breadth of this collection fills an important scholarly gap and revives the role of Christian social thought in legal and political theory.The first volume of The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law Politics, and Human Nature includes essays by leading contemporary religious scholars, exploring the ideas, influences, and intellectual and cultural contexts of the figures from this volume.