How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies / Edition 2

How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies / Edition 2

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by Robert Dale Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 019975750X

ISBN-13: 9780199757503

Pub. Date: 07/18/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Offering a refreshing combination of accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Second Edition, presents an up-to-date, concise, and wide-ranging historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory.

The only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with

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Offering a refreshing combination of accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Second Edition, presents an up-to-date, concise, and wide-ranging historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory.

The only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with cultural studies, this text provides a critical look at the major movements in literary studies since the 1930s, including those often omitted from other texts. It is also the only up-to-date survey of literary theory that devotes extensive treatment to Queer Theory and Postcolonial and Race Studies. How to Interpret Literature, Second Edition, is ideal as either a stand-alone text or in conjunction with an anthology of primary readings such as Robert Dale Parker's Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
* Uses a conversational and engaging tone that speaks directly to today's students
* Covers a variety of theoretical schools—including New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Marxism—weaving connections among chapters to show how these different movements respond to and build on each other
* Offers a rich assortment of pedagogical features (charts, text boxes that address frequently asked questions, photos, and a bibliography)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199757503
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/18/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
676,763
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

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