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Literary theory : a very short introduction

Author: Jonathan D Culler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler. Uses easy-to-grasp examples to outline the ideas behind schools of criticism that can otherwise be quite daunting, such as deconstruction, semiotics, and postcolonial theory. He explains "theory" not by describing warring "schools" but by sketching key "moves" that theory has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Culler
ISBN: 9780199691340 0199691347
OCLC Number: 971059372
Description: xiv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: What is theory? --
What is literature and does it matter? --
Literature and cultural studies --
Language, meaning, and interpretation --
Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry --
Narrative --
Performative language --
Identity, identification, and the subject --
Ethics and aesthetics --
Appendix : Theoretical schools and movements.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Jonathan Culler.

Abstract:

"What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler. Uses easy-to-grasp examples to outline the ideas behind schools of criticism that can otherwise be quite daunting, such as deconstruction, semiotics, and postcolonial theory. He explains "theory" not by describing warring "schools" but by sketching key "moves" that theory has encouraged, and by speaking directly about the implications of theory for thinking about literature, human identity, and the power of language."--Publisher's description.

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