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Literary theory : a complete introduction

Author: Sara Upstone
Publisher: Great Britain : John Murray Learning, an Hachette Uk company, 2017. ©2017
Series: Teach yourself books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This] is a ... guide to both the major schools of literature and the political, philosophical and cultural theories informing them from the nineteenth century to the present. It covers the fundamental basics of each theory alongside discussions of current debates and contemporary usage..."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Upstone
ISBN: 9781473611924 147361192X
OCLC Number: 1000174895
Description: xv, 288 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
How to use thsi book --
1. Aestheticism (The Pre-Raphaelites ; Art for art's sake ; Symbolism ; Decadence ; New aetheticism) --
2. Formalism (Practical criicism ; The new criticism ; Continental formalism ; Defamiliarization ; Formalism today) --
3. Reader response theory (Is there a text on this paper ; Rejecting formalism ; Unacceptable readings? ; 'Readerly' and 'writerly' ; Reader response theory today) --
4. Marxism and post-Marxism (Base and superstructure ; Ideologies ; The Frankfurt School ; Post-Marxism) --
5. Structuralism (The elements of language ; The sign ; 'The death of the author' ; Denotations and connotations ; Metaphor and metonymy ; Narratology) --
6. Psychoanalytic criticism (Identity and the self ; Jungian psychoanalysis ; Lacanian psychoanalysis ; Psychoanalysis and literature) --
7. Modernisma nd surrealism (High modernism ; Surrealism ; When was/is modernism?) --
8. Existentialism (Life and truth ; Nietzsche's Übermensch ; Authenticity and bad faith ; Absurdism) --
9. Poststructuralism (Language and reality ; Deconstruction ; Poststructuralist politics? ; The heterotopia ; Intertextuality ; Gilles Deleuze) --
10. Postmodernism (Postmodern culture ; The simulacrum ; Postmodern politics ; Postmodern literature ; Historiographic metafiction ; Post-postmodernism) 11. Feminist theory (First-wave feminism ; Second-wave feminism ; The rise of feminist literary theory ; French feminist theory ; Feminisms ; Third-wave feminisms and beyond) --
12. Queer theory (Dancing to your own tune ; Queer ; Compulsory heterosexuality ; Gender performativity ; Undoing gender ; Queering literature) --
13. Postcolonial criticism (The Empire writes back ; Postcolonial spaces ; Postcolonial forms ; Criticism of postcolonial theory) --
14. Cultural studies (What is culture? ; Critiquing mass culture ; Interdisciplinarity ; Cultural identities) --
15. Historicisms and materialisms (Historicisms ; Cultural materialism ; New materialism ; Decentring the human ; Ergodic literature) --
16. Humanisms (Being human ; Humanist ethics ; Humanism and literature) --
17. Ethical criticism (The ethical text and morality ; The ethical turn ; Three ethical moments ; Transversal poetics) --
18. Genre theory (The influence of Aristotle ; The Chicago School ; The rhetoric of fiction ; The role of the reader ; 'Popular' literatures) --
19. Ecocriticism (Studying the Earth ; The death of Nature ; Critiquing the human) --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Teach yourself books
Responsibility: Sara Upstone.

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