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Literary theory and criticism : an Oxford guide

Author: Patricia Waugh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a comprehensive account of modern literary criticism, presenting the field as part of an ongoing historical and intellectual tradition. Featuring thirty-nine specially commissioned chapters from an international team of esteemed contributors, it fills a large gap in the market by combining the accessibility of single-authored selections with a wide range of critical perspectives.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Waugh
ISBN: 0199291330 0199258368 9780199291335 9780199258369
OCLC Number: 62090802
Description: xx, 598 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : criticism, theory and anti-theory / Patricia Waugh --
Part I. Concepts of criticism and aesthetic origins --
Mimesis : ancient Greek literary theory / Andrea Nightingale --
Expressivity : the romantic theory of authorship / Andrew Bennett --
Interpretation : hermeneutics / Timothy Clark --
Value : criticism, canons, and evaluation / Patricia Waugh --
Part II. Criticism and critical practices in the twentieth century --
Literature and the academy / Chris Baldick --
I.A. Richards / Ann Banfield --
T.S. Eliot and the idea of tradition / Gareth Reeves --
Anthropology and/as myth in modern criticism / Michael Bell --
F.R. Leavis : criticism and culture / Gary Day --
Marxist aesthetics / Tony Davies --
William Empson : from verbal analysis to cultural criticism / David Fuller --
The new criticism / Stephen Matterson --
The intentional fallacy / Peter Lamarque --
Adorno and the Frankfurt School / Andrew Bowie --
Freud and psychoanalysis / Céline Surprenant --
The Russian debate on narrative / Gary Saul Morson --
Bakhtin and the dialogic principle / Lynne Pearce --
Form, rhetoric, and intellectual history / Faiza W. Shereen --
Literature into culture : cultural studies after Leavis / Glenn Jordan and Chris Weedon --
Part III. Literary theory : movements and schools --
Structuralism and narrative poetics / Susan Onega --
Psychoanalysis after Freud / Josiane Paccaud-Huguet --
Deconstruction / Alex Thomson --
Feminisms / Fiona Tolan --
Postcolonialism / Elleke Boehmer --
Race, nation, and ethnicity / Kathleen Kerr --
Reconstructing historicism / Paul Hamilton --
Postmodernism / Chris Snipp-Walmsley --
Sexualities / Tony Purvis --
Science and criticism : beyond the culture wars / Christopher Norris. Part IV. Futures and retrospects --
Peforming literary interpretation / K.M. Newton --
The responsibilities of the writer / Sèan Burke --
Mixing memory and desire : psychoanalysis, psychology, and trauma theory / Roger Luckhurst --
Theories of the gaze / Jeremy Hawthorn --
Anti-canon theory / David Punter --
Environmentalism and ecocriticism / Richard Kerridge --
Cognitive literary criticism / Alan Richardson --
Writing excess : the poetic principle of post-literary culture / Scott Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Waugh.
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