Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory / Edition 1

Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory / Edition 1

by Julian Wolfreys
     
 

Rather than a straightforward dictionary of terms, this book gives students a brief introduction to each concept together with short extracts from the work of key thinkers and critics. Each term, concept or keyword and the passages discussing these are glossed and annotated; at the end of each entry a few reflective, practical questions direct the student to

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Rather than a straightforward dictionary of terms, this book gives students a brief introduction to each concept together with short extracts from the work of key thinkers and critics. Each term, concept or keyword and the passages discussing these are glossed and annotated; at the end of each entry a few reflective, practical questions direct the student to consider a particular aspect of the quotations and the concept they address. The book is designed to be used as a dip-in reference book as well as a guide to literary theory for practical classroom use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333960592
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/03/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About this Volume
Acknowledgements
Abjection3
Aesthetics8
Alterity14
Aporia19
Carnival/Carnivalesque25
Class31
Culture37
Deconstruction43
Desire51
Difference/Difference58
Discourse65
Event70
Gender74
Hegemony81
Hyperreality89
Hypertext92
I/dentity95
Ideology100
Imaginary-Symbolic-Real108
Interpellation114
Intertextuality119
Iterability/Iteration121
Jouissance125
Khora/Chora130
Literature134
Materialism/Materiality143
Modernism151
Myth/ology158
Narrative/Narration162
Other169
Overdetermination176
Performativity182
Postmodernity/Postmodernism190
Power197
Queer201
Race204
Reader/Reading212
Sexuality/Sexual Difference220
Simulacrum/Simulation226
Subject/ivity232
Uncanny239
Unconscious246
Writing252
Afterword: Literary and Cultural Theory: The Contested Ground of Critical Language or, Terms, Concepts and Motifs259
Works Cited271
Index of Terms292
Index of Authors294

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