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Critical theory : a reader for literary and cultural studies

Author: Robert Dale Parker
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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A wide-ranging and refreshingly up-to-date anthology of primary readings, Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies presents a provocative mix of contemporary and classic essays in critical theory. From the foundational ideas of Marx and Freud to key writings by Fanon and Foucault, the essays in this collection represent the most influential ideas in modern critical thought and in the contemporary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dale Parker
ISBN: 9780199797776 0199797773
OCLC Number: 754720498
Description: xviii, 874 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: New criticism : The language of paradox / Cleanth Brooks --
The formalist critics / Cleanth Brooks --
The concrete universal / W.K. Wimsatt --
Structuralism : Course in general linguistics / Ferdinand de Saussure --
Art as technique / Victor Shklovsky --
Morphology of the folktale / V. Propp --
The metaphoric and metonymic poles / Roman Jakobson --
Linguistics and poetics / Roman Jakobson --
The structural study of myth / Claude Lévi-Strauss --
The death of the author / Roland Barthes --
Deconstruction : On truth and lying in a non-moral sense / Friedrich Nietzsche --
The end of the book and the beginning of writing / Jacques Derrida --
From work to text / Roland Barthes --
Stevens' rock and criticism as cure, II / J. Hillis Miller --
Semiology and rhetoric / Paul de Man --
Essentialism in the classroom / Diana Fuss --
Essentialism and experience / bell hooks --
Speech, writing, code: three worldviews / N. Katherine Hayles --
Psychoanalysis : Psycho-analysis / Sigmund Freud --
Seminar on 'The purloined letter' / Jacques Lacan --
Why does a Letter always arrive at its destination?: imaginary, symbolic, real / Slavoj Žižek. Feminism : Visual pleasure and narrative cinema / Laura Mulvey --
The laugh of the Medusa / Hélène Cixous --
This sex which is not one / Luce Irigaray --
'Images of women' criticism / Toril Moi --
The oppositional gaze: black female spectators / bell hooks --
Queer studies : Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence / Adrienne Rich --
The straight mind / Monique Wittig --
Gender asymmetry and erotic triangles / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick --
Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity / Judith Butler --
The professor of parody: the hip defeatism of Judith Butler / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Compulsory able-bodiedness and queer/disabled existence / Robert McRuer --
Queer temporalities and postmodern geographies / Judith Halberstam --
Marxism : Preface to A contribution to the critique of political economy / Karl Marx --
The fetishism of commodities and the secret thereof / Karl Marx --
The working day / Karl Marx --
The work of art in the age of its mechanical reproducibility / Walter Benjamin --
The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception / Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno --
Short description of a new technique of acting which produces an alienation effect / Bertolt Brecht --
Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes towards an investigation) / Louis Althusser --
Dominant, residual, and emergent / Raymond Williams --
Cognitive mapping / Fredric Jameson. Historicism and cultural studies : The historical text as literary artifact / Hayden White --
Panopticism / Michel Foucault --
Subculture: the meaning of style / Dick Hebdige --
Jackie Magazine: romantic individualism and the teenage girl / Angela McRobbie --
Cultural identity and cinematic representation / Stuart Hall --
The circulation of social energy / Stephen Greenblatt --
The politics of containment / Jonathan Dollimore --
The contradictory politics of popular culture: resisting, selling out, and 'hot sex' / Tricia Rose --
The emergence of environmental criticism / Lawrence Buell --
How formalism became a dirty word, and why we can't do without it / Richard Strier --
Reading for form / Susan J. Wolfson --
Postcolonial and race studies : On national culture / Frantz Fanon --
The language of African literature / Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
On mimicry and man: the ambivalence of colonial discourse / Homi K. Bhabha --
Can the subaltern speak? Speculations on widow-sacrifice / Gayatri C. Spivak --
Under Western eyes: feminist scholarship and colonial discourses / Chandra Talpade Mohanty --
Narrative and social space / Edward W. Said --
Boderlands/La frontera: the new mestiza / Gloria Anzaldúa --
Talking black: critical signs of the times / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Imperialist nostalgia / Renato Rosaldo --
Discourse and dat course: postcoloniality and afrocentricity / Ann duCille --
The fiction of Asian American literature / Susan Koshy --
The interruption of referentiality: poststructuralism and the conundrum of critical multiculturalism / Rey Chow. Reader response : Encoding/decoding / Stuart Hall --
Value/evaluation / Barbara Herrnstein Smith --
Introduction: or how I stopped worrying and learned to love interpretation / Stanley Fish --
Towards a poetics of vision, space, and the body: sign language and literary theory / H-Dirksen L. Bauman --
Theory of mind and experimental representations of fictional consciousness / Lisa Zunshine.
Responsibility: [selected and edited by] Robert Dale Parker.
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