A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory / Edition 3

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory / Edition 3

by Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson
     
 

Unsurpassed as a text for upper-division and beginning graduate students, Raman Selden's classic text is the liveliest, most readable and most reliable guide to contemporary literary theory. Includes applications of theory, cross-referenced to Selden's companion volume, Practicing Theory and Reading Literature.

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Unsurpassed as a text for upper-division and beginning graduate students, Raman Selden's classic text is the liveliest, most readable and most reliable guide to contemporary literary theory. Includes applications of theory, cross-referenced to Selden's companion volume, Practicing Theory and Reading Literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813108162
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Introduction1
1New Criticism, moral formalism and F. R. Leavis13
Origins: Eliot, Richards, Empson13
The American New Critics17
Moral formalism: F. R. Leavis23
2Russian formalism29
Shklovsky, Mukarovsky, Jakobson30
The Bakhtin School41
3Reader-oriented theories47
Phenomenology: Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer51
Hans Robert Jauss and Wolfgang Iser53
Fish, Riffaterre, Bleich58
4Structuralist theories66
The linguistic background67
Structuralist narratology71
Metaphor and metonymy78
Structuralist poetics81
5Marxist theories88
Soviet Socialist Realism90
Lukacs and Brecht93
The Frankfurt School: Adorno and Benjamin99
'Structuralist' Marxism: Goldmann, Althusser, Macherey103
'New Left' Marxism: Williams, Eagleton, Jameson108
6Feminist theories121
First-wave feminist criticism: Woolf and de Beauvoir124
Second-wave feminist criticism127
i. Kate Millett: sexual politics130
ii. Marxist feminism132
iii. Elaine Showalter: gynocriticism134
iv. French feminism: Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray137
7Poststructuralist theories150
Roland Barthes155
Psychoanalytic theories161
i. Jacques Lacan162
ii. Julia Kristeva168
iii. Deleuze and Guattari169
Deconstruction170
i. Jacques Derrida170
ii. American deconstruction176
Michel Foucault184
New Historicism and cultural materialism187
8Postmodernist theories200
Jean Baudrillard204
Jean-Francois Lyotard207
Postmodernism and Marxism210
Postmodern feminisms213
9Postcolonialist theories221
Edward Said223
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak225
Homi K. Bhabha228
Race and ethnicity231
10Gay, lesbian and queer theories243
Gay theory and criticism244
Lesbian feminist theory and criticism248
Queer theory and criticism254
Index267

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