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A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition)
The best of the many guides to literary theory that are currently available. Widdowson and Brooker chart a clear and comprehensively documented path through the full range of what is best in contemporary literary theory indispensable for all students of literature An impressive achievement! John Drakakis, Stirling University This Guide is as stimulating and instructive an introduction to [literary theory] as any reader might wish for. John Kenny, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
A classic introduction to the ever-evolving field of modern literary theory, now in an expanded and updated edition. Considers ‘New Aestheticism’ and engages with the ideas of ‘Post-TheoryContains extensive guides to further reading, web and electronic resources to ensure the quality of students’ researchA glossary defines key theoretical and critical termsContains a guide to relevant journals
- Paperback: 312
- pagesPublisher: Longman; 5 edition (June 20, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0582894107
- ISBN-13: 978-0582894105
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Literary Theory – A Very Short Introduction
“Jonathan Culler has always been about the best person around at explaining literary theory without oversimplifying it or treating it with polemical bias. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is an exemplary work in this genre.”–J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
“An impressive and engaging feat of condensation…the avoidance of the usual plod through schools and approaches allows the reader to get straight to the heart of the crucial issue for many students, which is: why are they studying literary theory in the first place?…an engaging and lively book.”–Patricia Waugh, University of Durham
“It is impossible to imagine a clearer treatment of the subject, or one that is, within the given limits of length, more comprehensive. Culler has always been remarkable for his expository skills, and here he has found exactly the right method and tone for his purposes.”–Frank Kermode
“This is a very readably, useful text for Intro to Theory/Criticism course. I’ve used this before and it works well to introduce students to recent theory and issues in literary study.”–David Fine, California State University
“This is an excellent short introduction. I especially like Prof. Culler’s decision to tell a story about theory rather than mechanically outlining schools of criticism.”–Dr. Tamara Harvey, University of Southern Mississippi
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These questions and more are addressed in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, a book which steers a clear path through a subject which is often perceived to be complex and impenetrable. Jonathan Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, offers discerning insights into such theories as the nature of language and meaning, and whether literature is a form of self-expression or a method of appeal to an audience. Concise yet thorough, Literary Theory also outlines the ideas behind a number of different schools: deconstruction, semiotics, postcolonial theory, and structuralism, among others. From topics such as literature and social identity to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is a welcome guide for anyone interested in the importance of literature and the debates surrounding it.
- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (June 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019285383X
- ISBN-13: 978-0192853837
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches
Literary Theory – The Basics
“A comprehensive and enjoyable overview: unlike other recent primers it is accessible without being reductive.” — Peter Childs, author of Modernism
Tackling literary theory for the first time can seem a daunting task, but it is also one of the most rewarding. This accessible guide provides the ideal first step in understanding theory, as the author:
- leads you through the major approaches to literature which are signaled by the term “literary theory”
- places each critical movement in its historical (and often political) context
- illustrates theory in practice with examples from much-read texts
- suggests further reading for those especially interested in a particular critical approaches
- shows not only that theory can make sense but that it can radically change the way you read.
Covering all the basics and much more, this is the ideal book for anyone interested in how we read and why that matters.
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (May 18, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415186641
- ISBN-13: 978-0415186643
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches