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A practical reader in contemporary literary theory

Author: Peter Brooker; Peter Widdowson
Publisher: Oxon, OX : Routledge, 2013. ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introductory reader consists of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th-century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Practical reader in contemporary literary theory.
London ; New York : Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1996
(DLC) 96000077
(OCoLC)34322303
Print version:
Brooker, Peter.
Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory.
Routledge 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brooker; Peter Widdowson
ISBN: 9781317903567 1317903560 1306825393 9781306825399
OCLC Number: 881034540
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Original Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; A Note on the Text; Introduction: Theory and Criticism at the Present Time; 1 William Shakespeare: Hamlet; General Introduction; 1.1 T.S. Eliot: 'Hamlet'; 1.2 Jacques Lacan: 'Desire and the Interpretation of Desire in Hamlet'; 1.3 Elaine Showalter: 'Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism'; 1.4 Jacqueline Rose: 'Hamlet --
the "Mona Lisa" of Literature'; 1.5 Lisa Jardine: '"No Offence i' th' World": Hamlet and Unlawful Marriage' 2 William Wordsworth: 'Ode --
Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood'General Introduction; 2.1 Cleanth Brooks: 'Wordsworth and the Paradox of the Imagination'; 2.2 Geoffrey H. Hartman: '"Timely Utterance" Once More'; 2.3 Marjorie Levinson: 'The Intimations Ode: A Timely Utterance'; 3 Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre; General Introduction; 3.1 Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own; 3.2 The Marxist-Feminist Literature Collective: 'Women's Writing: Jane Eyre'; 3.3 Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar: 'A Dialogue of Self and Soul: Plain Jane's Progress' 3.4 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: 'Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism'4 George Eliot: Middlemarch; General Introduction; 4.1 F.R. Leavis: The Great Tradition; 4.2 Raymond Williams: The English Novel from Dickens to Lawrence; 4.3 Terry Eagleton: Criticism and Ideology; 4.4 J. Hillis Miller: 'Optic and Semiotic in Middlemarch'; 4.5 Colin MacCabe: James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word; 5 Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest; General Introduction; 5.1 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Epistemology of the Closet. 5.2 Jonathan Dollimore: Sexual Dissidence5.3 Joseph Bristow: 'The Importance of Being Earnest'; 5.4 Alan Sinfield: 'Picturing Dorian Gray'; 5.5 Terry Eagleton: 'Oscar'; 6 Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness; General Introduction; 6.1 F.R. Leavis: The Great Tradition; 6.2 Tzvetan Todorov: 'Heart of Darkness'; 6.3 Chinua Achebe: 'An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness'; 6.4 Edward Said: 'Two Visions in Heart of Darkness'; 7 James Joyce: Ulysses; General Introduction; 7.1 Hélène Cixous: 'Joyce: The (R)use of Writing'; 7.2 Raymond Williams: The Country and the City. 7.3 Wolfgang Iser: 'Doing Things in Style: An Interpretation of "The Oxen of the Sun" in James Joyce's Ulysses'7.4 Fredric Jameson: 'Ulysses in History'; 7.5 Jacques Derrida: 'Ulysses Gramophone: Hear Say Yes in Joyce'; 8 Bertolt Brecht: Theory and Late Plays; General Introduction; 8.1 Walter Benjamin: Understanding Brecht; 8.2 Georg Lukács: The Meaning of Contemporary Realism; 8.3 Theodor Adorno: 'Commitment'; 8.4 Roland Barthes: 'The Tasks of Brechtian Criticism' and 'Literature and Signification'
Responsibility: edited by Peter Brooker and Peter Widdowson.

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This introductory reader consists of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th-century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.

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