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Literary theory : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Mary Klages
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2007.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Klages
ISBN: 0826490727 0826490735 9780826490728 9780826490735
OCLC Number: 1025441017
Description: VI, 184 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: What is 'literary theory?' --
Humanist literary theory : Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Francis Bacon, Joseph Addison, Edmund Burke, Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Matthew Arnold --
Structuralism : Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude Levi-Strauss and 'the structural study of myth', Interlude: Humanism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism --
Deconstruction : Binary opposition, The role of the center, Bricolage --
Psychoanalysis : Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Interlude: 'self' to 'subject' --
Feminism : 'Pre-poststructuralist' feminist literary theory, Poststructuralist feminist literary theory, Hélène Cixous and 'The laugh of the Medusa', Luce Irigaray and 'This sex which is not one' --
Queer theory : Flexible sexuality?, Gay/lesbian studies, Interlude: history to historicism, Humanist history, New historicism --
Ideology and discourse : Marxist theory: a few basics, Louis Althusser and ideology, Mikhail Bakhtin and 'Discourse in the novel', Michel Foucault: discourse, power/knowledge, and the author function --
Race and Postcolonialism : Colonialism and 'English', Henry Louis Gates, Jr and 'The signifying monkey', Postcolonialism and Orientalism, Homi Bhaba and 'The location of culture', Gloria Anzaldúa and 'Borderlands/La frontera' --
Postmodernism : Modernity, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Coda: what now?
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Mary Klages.
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