The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000 / Edition 1by Dorothy J. Hale
The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000 is a comprehensive collection of the most influential writings from the twentieth century on the theory of the novel. This volume charts the invention of novel theory as a field, its rise to prominence within literary studies, and the expansion of its influence into interdisciplinary theories of society,… See more details below
The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000 is a comprehensive collection of the most influential writings from the twentieth century on the theory of the novel. This volume charts the invention of novel theory as a field, its rise to prominence within literary studies, and the expansion of its influence into interdisciplinary theories of society, politics, and culture.
The anthology is broad in scope, featuring sections on formalism; the Chicago School; structuralism and narratology; deconstruction; psychoanalysis; Marxism; social discourse; gender; post-colonialism; and more. Critical introductions to each section help students to see connections between different schools of thought. Other aids to study include a volume introduction, selected bibliographies, a comprehensive index, and short author biographies. Whole essays or chapters are included wherever possible.
The anthology as a whole encourages students to approach theoretical texts with confidence, applying the same skills they bring to literary texts.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Form and Function.
1 Victor Shklovsky, “Sterne’s Tristram Shandy”.
2 Vladimir Propp, from Morphology of the Folktale.
3 Henry James, Prefaces to the New York Edition.
Preface to The Portrait of a Lady.
Preface to The Ambassadors.
4 Percy Lubbock, from The Craft of Fiction.
5 Northrop Frye, from Anatomy of Criticism.
“Rhetorical Criticism: Theory of Genres”.
Part II: The Chicago School.
6 R. S. Crane, from “The Concept of Plot and the Plot of Tom Jones”.
7 Ralph W. Rader, “Richardson to Austen”.
8 Wayne C. Booth, from The Rhetoric of Fiction.
Part III: Structuralism, Narratology, Deconstruction.
9 Tzvetan Todorov, from The Poetics of Prose.
10 Seymour Chatman, from Story and Discourse.
“Discourse: Covert versus Overt Narrators”.
11 Roland Barthes, “The Reality Effect”.
12 Roland Barthes, “From Work to Text”.
13 J. Hillis Miller, from Reading Narrative.
“Indirect Discourses and Irony”.
14 Barbara Johnson, from A World of Difference.
“Metaphor, Metonymy, and Voice in Their Eyes Were Watching God”.
Part IV: Psychoanalytic Approaches.
15 René Girard, from Deceit, Desire, and the Novel.
16 Shoshana Felman, from “Turning the Screw of Interpretation”.
“The Turns of the Story’s Frame: a Theory of Narrative”.
17 Peter Brooks, “ Freud’s Masterplot”.
Part V: Marxist Approaches.
18 Walter Benjamin, “The Storyteller”.
19 György Lukács, from Studies in European Realism.
20 György Lukács, “The Ideology of Modernism”.
21 Fredric Jameson, from The Political Unconscious.
Part VI: The Novel as Social Discourse.
22 Ian Watt, from The Rise of the Novel.
23 M. M. Bakhtin, from “Discourse in the Novel”.
24 Henry Louis Gates, Jr., from The Signifying Monkey.
“Zora Neale Hurston and the Speakerly Text”.
25 Jane Tompkins, from Sensational Designs.
“Introduction: The Cultural Work of American Fiction”.
26 D. A. Miller, from The Novel and the Police.
Part VII: Gender, Sexuality, and the Novel.
27 Virginia Woolf, “Women and Fiction”.
28 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, from Between Men.
29 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “Queer Performativity: Henry James’s.
The Art of the Novel”.
30 Nancy Armstrong, from Desire and Domestic Fiction.
“The Politics of Domesticating Culture, Then and Now”.
31 Catherine Gallagher, from Nobody’s Story.
Part VIII: Post-Colonialism and the Novel.
32 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Three Women’s Texts and a.
Critique of Imperialism”.
33 Edward W. Said, from Culture and Imperialism.
34 Homi K. Bhabha, from The Location of Culture.
“DissemiNation: Time, Narrative, and the Margins of the.
35 Franco Moretti, from Atlas of the European Novel.
“The Novel, the Nation-State”.
Part IX: Novel Readers.
36 Wolfgang Iser, from The Implied Reader.
“The Reader as a Component Part of the Realisti.
37 Nina Baym, from Novels, Readers, and Reviewers.
“The Triumph of the Novel”.
38 Garrett Stewart, from Dear Reader.
“In the Absence of Audience: Of Reading and Dread in Mary Shelley”.
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