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Theory of literature

Author: Paul H Fry
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Series: Open Yale courses series.
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"Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book's discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? Fry engages with the major themes and strands in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fry, Paul H.
Theory of literature.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011045263
(OCoLC)759174178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Fry
ISBN: 9780300183368 0300183364
OCLC Number: 785390432
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction: The prehistory and rise of "theory" ; 2. Introduction continued: Theory and functionalization --
First reflections on interpretation and reading. 3. Ways in and out of the hermeneutic circle ; 4. Configurative reading --
Text and structure. 5. The idea of the autonomous artwork ; 6. The New Criticism and other Western formalisms ; 7. Russian formalism ; 8. Semiotics and structuralism ; 9. Linguistics and literature ; 10. Deconstruction I: Jacques Derrida ; 11. Deconstruction II: Paul de Man --
Author (reader) and psyche. 12. Freud and fiction ; 13. Jacques Lacan in theory ; 14. Influence ; 15. The postmodern psyche --
The social context. 16. The social permeability of reader and text ; 17. The Frankfurt School of critical theory ; 18. The political unconscious ; 19. The new historicism ; 20. The classical feminist tradition ; 21. African American criticism ; 22. Postcolonial criticism ; 23. Queer theory and gender performativity ; 24. The institutional construction of literary study --
Theory con and pro. 25. The end of theory? Neo-pragmatism ; 26. Conclusion: Who doesn't hate theory now? --
Appendix: Passages referenced in lectures --
Notes --
The varieties of interpretation: a guide to further reading in literary theory / by Stefan Esposito --
Index.
Series Title: Open Yale courses series.
Responsibility: Paul H. Fry.

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