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Texts : contemporary cultural texts and critical approaches

Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Texts is a new kind of book which shows students how to use literary theory to approach a wide range of literary, cultural and media texts of the kind studied on today's courses.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Childs
ISBN: 0748620435 9780748620432 0748620443 9780748620449
OCLC Number: 750894477
Description: VI, [2], 177 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Starting Points; 1. Film: The Matrix and The I-pod; Approach: Cyberphilosophy; 2. Building: Shopping in Utopia; Approach: Spatial Criticism; 3. Movie Poster: Alien Nature; Approach: Ecocriticism; 4. Pop video: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' and 'race'; Approach: 'Race' Studies; 5. Celebrity: Diana and Death; Approach: Trauma Theory; 6. TV show: Big Brother after the big Other; Approach: Performativity Theory; 7. Newspaper article: The Gulf War in Real Time and Virtual Space; Approach: Hyperreality; 8. Photograph(er): Cindy Sherman and the Masquerade; Approach: Feminism; 9. Political speech: Margaret Thatcher's Hymn at the Sermon on the Mound; Approach: Historicism; 10. Critical text: Alan Sokal's Sham Transgression; Approach: Reading Postmodernism; 11. Popular novel: The Ethics of Harry Potter; Approach: Ethical Criticism; 12. Short story: Barthelme's Balloon and the Rhizome; Approach: Deleuzian Criticism; 13. Lyric: 'Where's my Snare?': Eminem and Sylvia Plath; Approach: Psychoanalytic Criticism; 14. Autobiography: Martin Amis's Experience; Approach: Self-Life-Writing; 15. Virtual text: Amazonian Democracy; Approach: Globalization Studies; 16. World media event: It's About Time: Cultural History at the Millennium; Approach: Cultural Studies.
Responsibility: Peter Childs.


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