Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

by Christopher B. Fox, Jonathan Swift
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312066651

ISBN-13: 9780312066659

Pub. Date: 12/28/2013

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or

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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312066659
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/28/2013
Series:
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume

PART I. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: THE COMPLETE TEXT

Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts

The Complete Text [1965 Herbert Davis Edition, based on the Faulkner Edition of 1735]

PART II. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM

A Critical History of Gulliver's Travels

Feminist Criticism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Felicity A. Nussbaum, Gulliver's Malice: Gender and the Satiric Stance

New Historicism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historicist Perspective:
Carole Fabricant, History, Narrativity, and Swift's Project to "Mend the World"

Deconstruction and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstuctionist Perspective:
Terry Castle, Why the Houyhnhnms Don't Write: Swift, Satire, and the Fear of the Text

Reader-Response Criticism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Reader-Response Perspective:
Michael J. Conlon, Performance as Response in Swift's Gulliver's Travels

Psychoanalytic Criticism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Carol Barash, Violence and the Maternal: Swift, Psychoanalysis, and the 1720s

Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms

About the Contributors

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