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More than eighty years ago, the English literary critic, I. A. Richards, spoke of a "chaos of critical theories," an assessment that would not be wide of the mark in the early years of the twenty-first century. This innovative guidebook introduces readers to the sometimes forbiddingly arcane world of literary theory, focusing on its fundamental concepts, and the most prominent and influential theoretical figures and movements.

The Blackwell Guide to Literary Theory: Explores the rise of literary theory from the late nineteenth century to the dawning of the twenty-first, Outlines the major movements of literary theory, among them Deconstruction, Marxist theory, New Historicism, and Reader-Response theory, Includes alphabetically organized biographies of key figures, from Adorno to Zizek, Offers a number of exemplary theoretical readings of literary texts, including Jane Eyre, Heart of Darkness, Ulysses, To the Lighthouse, and Midnight's Children, Features an in-depth glossary of complex theoretical terms, and useful suggestions for further reading.

About the Author:
Gregory Castle is Professor of English Literature at Arizona State University

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"Castle (Arizona State Univ.) provides cogent summaries of a wide range of literary theories." -CHOICE
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Gregory Castle is Professor of English Literature at Arizona State University. His previous books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival (2001), Postcolonial Discourses: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2001), and Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman (2006).

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     x
Introduction     1
The Rise of Literary Theory     15
Timeline     57
The Scope of Literary Theory     63
Critical Theory     65
Cultural Studies     72
Deconstruction     79
Ethnic Studies     86
Feminist Theory     94
Gender and Sexuality     102
Marxist Theory     108
Narrative Theory     115
New Criticism     122
New Historicism     129
Postcolonial Studies     135
Postmodernism     144
Poststructuralism     154
Psychoanalysis     163
Reader-Response Theory     174
Structuralism and Formalism     181
Key Figures in Literary Theory     191
Theodor Adorno     193
Louis Althusser     194
Mikhail Mikhailovich Bahktin     196
Roland Barthes     197
Jean Baudrillard     199
Walter Benjamin     200
Homi Bhabha     202
Pierre Bourdieu     203
Judith Butler     204
Hazel Carby     206
HeleneCixous     207
Teresa de Lauretis     208
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari     209
Paul de Man     211
Jacques Derrida     213
Terry Eagleton     214
Frantz Fanon     216
Stanley Fish     217
Michel Foucault     219
Henry Louis Gates     220
Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar     222
Stephen Greenblatt     223
Stuart Hall     225
Donna Haraway     226
Bell hooks     227
Linda Hutcheon     228
Luce Irigaray     230
Wolfgang Iser     231
Fredric Jameson     233
Julia Kristeva     234
Jacques Lacan     236
Jean-Francois Lyotard     237
J. Hillis Miller     239
Edward Said     241
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick     242
Elaine Showalter     244
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak     245
Raymond Williams     247
Slavoj Zizek     248
Reading with Literary Theory     251
The Tempest     253
Ode on a Grecian Urn"     256
Jane Eyre      259
Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street     264
Heart of Darkness     267
Ulysses     272
To The Lighthouse     275
Their Eyes Were Watching God     278
"Leda and the Swan"     281
Endgame     284
Midnight's Children     287
Nights at the Circus     290
Conclusion: Reading Literary Theory     293
Recommendations for Further Study     297
Glossary     305
Index     325
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