Modern Literary Theory: A Reader / Edition 4

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Overview

Covering the key theoretical approaches in modern literary theory, the text includes essays and documents that are essential reading for students of literature and critical theory. The original structure of the book has been improved and new material has been added, including extracts from the writings of Marx, Freud, and de Beauvoir, and a new section devoted to contemporary critical debates and issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340761915
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Waugh is a professor at Durham University, UK

Philip Rice is a former professor at Coventry University, UK

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Sect. 1 Saussure 6
1 From Course in General Linguistics (1915) 8
Sect. 2 Russian Formalism 16
2 From 'Art as Technique' (1917) 17
Sect. 3 Structuralism 22
3 'Analysis and Interpretation of the Realist Text' (1980) 24
4 'To Write: An Intransitive Verb?' (1966) 41
Sect. 4 Marxism 51
5 From 'Ideology and the State' (1969) 53
6 From 'Literature as an Ideological Form' (1978) 61
7 From Criticism and Ideology (1976) 69
Sect. 5 Reader Theory 73
8 'The Reading Process' (1974) 76
9 'Literary History as a Challenge to Literary Theory' (1967) 82
10 'Phenomenology and Theory of Literature: An Interview with Paul Ricoeur' (1981) 89
11 From The Anxiety of Influence (1973) 95
Sect. 6 Feminism 98
12 'Towards a Feminist Poetics' (1979) 99
13 From 'Women Writing: Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, Aurora Leigh' (1978) 109
14 'The Death of the Author' (1968) 118
Sect. 1 The Subject 123
15 'The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience' (1949) 126
16 'A Question of Subjectivity - an Interview' (1986) 131
17 'Sorties' (1975) 137
18 'Variations on Sex and Gender: Beauvoir, Wittig and Foucault' (1987) 145
19 From Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries (1984) 159
Sect. 2 Language and Textuality 173
20 'Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences' (1966) 176
21 'From Work to Text' (1971) 191
22 'The Resistance to Theory' (1982) 198
23 'Gender Theory and the Yale School' (1985) 215
Sect. 3 History and Discourse 226
24 From 'Discourse in the Novel' (1934) 230
25 From 'The Order of Discourse' (1971) 239
26 'The Text, the Poem, and the Problem of Historical Method' (1985) 251
27 'Resonance and Wonder' (1990) 268
Sect. 4 Postmodernism and Postcolonialism 289
28 'Periodizing the 60s' (1984) 292
29 'Stalemates?: Feminists, Postmodernists and Unfinished Issues in Modern Aesthetics' (1991) 322
30 'Postmodern Blackness' (1991) 341
31 From Culture and Imperialism (1993) 348
32 'Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse' (1983) 360
Sect. 5 Looking Back on the States of Theory 368
33 'Some Statements and Truisms about Neo-Logisms, Newisms, Postisms, Parasitisms, and other Small Seismisms' (1990) 368
Select Bibliography 379
Index 384
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