Marxist Literary and Cultural Theories / Edition 1

Marxist Literary and Cultural Theories / Edition 1

by Moyra Haslett
     
 

ISBN-10: 031222673X

ISBN-13: 9780312226732

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Transitions critically explores movements in literary theory. Guiding the reader through the poetics and politics of interpretative paradigms and schools of thought. Transitions helps direct the student's own acts of critical analysis. As well as transforming the critical developments of the past by interpreting them from the perspective of the present day, each study…  See more details below

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Transitions critically explores movements in literary theory. Guiding the reader through the poetics and politics of interpretative paradigms and schools of thought. Transitions helps direct the student's own acts of critical analysis. As well as transforming the critical developments of the past by interpreting them from the perspective of the present day, each study enacts transitional readings of a number of well-known literary texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312226732
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Transitions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: The Politics of Intellectual Work1
Marxism and literary and cultural studies7
Part IKey Theories
1.Culture and Society15
Base and superstructure17
The materiality of culture24
Materialism and dialectics35
The materiality of language39
2.Culture and Ideology50
Ideology as doctrine51
Ideology as ritual59
Ideology as belief75
3.A Question of Form: the Realism/Modernism Debates86
Lukacs's realism88
The modernist response93
Realism/modernism/postmodernism112
4.Cultural Studies126
A (traditional) history of cultural studies130
The question of popular culture151
Part IIApplications and Readings
Interchapter: Marxist Readings165
5.A Labouring Woman Poet in the Age of Pope: Mary Leapor's 'Crumble-Hall' (1751)169
Patronising plebeian poets170
Rural authenticity?173
Upstairs, downstairs in an eighteenth-century country house178
A woman's perspective191
Possible critiques of this reading195
6.'The Muffled Clink of Crystal Touching Mahogany': Jane Austen in the 1990s200
Images of England: the hard sell202
Updating Austen215
Jane Austen: our contemporary?220
Possible critiques of this reading227
7.A Portrait of Modern Times: Reading The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)233
Wilde: socialist or aesthete?233
The commodity world of Dorian Gray236
Commodity fetishism246
Possible critiques of this reading254
Part IIIMarxism for the Twenty-first Century
Interchapter: Beyond 2000: Alternative Futures261
8.The Challenge of Post-marxism264
The politics of poststructuralism271
9.Utopian Orientations281
AppendixThomas Carew, 'To Saxham'; Mary Leapor, 'Crumble-Hall'285
Annotated Bibliography292
Bibliography297
Index316

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