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Modern British and Irish criticism and theory : a critical guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Modern British and Irish criticism and theory.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)63399203
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Wolfreys
ISBN: 0748626808 9780748626809 0748624503 9780748624508 1280501588 9781280501586
OCLC Number: 70699786
Notes: "First published as part of The Edinburgh encyclopaedia of modern criticism and theory in 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772±1834) and Matthew Arnold (1822±1888); 2. John Ruskin (1819±1900) and Walter Pater (1839±1894): Aesthetics and the State; 3. Oscar Wilde (1854±1900): Aesthetics and Criticism; 4. The Cambridge School: Sir ArthurQuiller- Couch (1863±1944), I.A. Richards (1893± 1979) and William Empson (1906±1984); 5. James Joyce (1882±1941): Theories of Literature; 6. Virginia Woolf (1882±1941): Aesthetics; 7. T.S. Eliot (1888±1965); 8. After the C̀ambridge School': F.R. Leavis (1895±1978), Scrutiny (1932±1952) and Literary Studies in Britain.
Responsibility: edited by Julian Wolfreys.

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This volume offers the student and general reader a comprehensive, critically informed overview of the development of literary and cultural studies from the nineteenth century to the present day.  Read more...

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