Learning for a Diverse World: Using Critical Theory to Read and Write about Literature / Edition 1

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Overview

Lois Tyson explains the basic concepts of six critical theories in popular academic use today-psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gay/lesbian, African-American, and post-colonial-and shows how they can be employed to interpret five short literary works in the book.
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Lois Tyson is an Associate Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She is the author of Critical Theory Today.

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Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Critical Theory and You 1
Ch. 2 Using Concepts from Reader-Response Theory to Understand Our Own Interpretations 11
Ch. 3 Using Concepts from Psychoanalytic Theory to Understand Literature 23
Ch. 4 Using Concepts from Marxist Theory to Understand Literature 53
Ch. 5 Using Concepts from Feminist Theory to Understand Literature 83
Ch. 6 Using Concepts from Gay and Lesbian Theory to Understand Literature 117
Ch. 7 Using Concepts from African American Theory to Understand Literature 149
Ch. 8 Using Concepts from Postcolonial Theory to Understand Literature 189
Ch. 9 Holding on to What You've Learned 231
App. A "I started Early - Took my Dog" 249
App. B "A Rose for Emily" 251
App. C "The Battle Royal" 260
App. D "Everyday Use" 274
App. E "Don't Explain" 282
Index 293
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