Literary Theory: A Reintroduction / Edition 1

Literary Theory: A Reintroduction / Edition 1

by David Ayers
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405136014

ISBN-13: 9781405136013

Pub. Date: 01/09/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Literary Theory: A Reintroduction introduces the current state of theory by placing it in its social, historical, and institutional contexts.

  • Focuses on the period preceding the ‘theory movement’ of the 1970s and 1980s as well as the aftermath
  • Asks questions about how and why literary theory evolved in the 20th

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Literary Theory: A Reintroduction introduces the current state of theory by placing it in its social, historical, and institutional contexts.

  • Focuses on the period preceding the ‘theory movement’ of the 1970s and 1980s as well as the aftermath
  • Asks questions about how and why literary theory evolved in the 20th century
  • Discusses key figures such as F.R. Leavis, Raymond Williams, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Alain Badiou
  • Examines the influence of a wide range of topics in the field, from the Cold War to the culture wars

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405136013
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. English as a University Subject.

2. The New Criticism and Beyond.

3. Reconfiguring English Studies.

4. The Politics of Theory.

5. From Work to Text.

6. Enlightenment and Modernity.

7. PC Wars.

8. Ethics.

Notes.

Selected Bibliography.

Index

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