Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed / Edition 1

Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed / Edition 1

by Mary Klages
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826490735

ISBN-13: 9780826490735

Pub. Date: 01/23/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This Guide for the Perplexed provides an advanced introduction to literary theory from basic information and orientation for the uninformed leading on to more sophisticated readings. It engages directly with the difficulty many students find intimidating, asking 'What is ''Literary Theory''?' and offering a clear, concise, accessible guide to the major

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This Guide for the Perplexed provides an advanced introduction to literary theory from basic information and orientation for the uninformed leading on to more sophisticated readings. It engages directly with the difficulty many students find intimidating, asking 'What is ''Literary Theory''?' and offering a clear, concise, accessible guide to the major theories and theorists, including: humanism; structuralism; poststructuralism; psychoanalytic approaches; feminist approaches; queer theory; ideology and discourse; new historicism; race and postcolonialism; postmodernism. The final chapter points to new directions in literary and cultural theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826490735
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
606,846
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is "Literary Theory?" 2. Humanist Literary Theory 3. Structuralism Interlude: Humanism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism 4. Deconstruction 5. Psychoanalyses Interlude: 'Self' to 'Subject'6. Feminisms 7. Queer Theory Interlude: History to Historicism8. Ideology and Discourse 9. Race and Postcolonialist Theories 10. Postmodernism Coda - 'Now what?'BibliographyIndex

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