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Understanding contemporary American literary theory

Author: Michael P Spikes
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2003.
Series: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"In this revised edition of Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, Michael P. Spikes adds Stanley Fish and Susan Bordo to the critics whose careers, key texts, and central assumptions he discusses in introducing readers to developments in American literary theory during the past thirty-five years. Underscoring the largely heterogeneous mix of strategies and suppositions that these critics, along with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Spikes
ISBN: 1570034982 9781570034985
OCLC Number: 51053758
Description: 220 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: introduction : literary theory in the twentieth century --
Paul de Man : deconstruction --
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. : African-American studies --
Stephen Greenblatt : new historicism --
Edward W. Said : political critique --
Stanley Fish : reader response --
Susan Bordo : feminism.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Responsibility: Michael P. Spikes.

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An appraisal of six theorists who have shaped America's literary landscape. It offers analyses of their principle claims and illustrates how their works reflect a range of critical perspectives, also  Read more...

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