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A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory / Edition 5
     

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory / Edition 5

by Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson, Peter Brooker
 

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ISBN-10: 0582894107

ISBN-13: 9780582894105

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Reflecting the continuing change and development in modern literary theory, the key features of this book includes its clarity, brevity, equal coverage of the main literary theories and useful bibliographies of further reading.

Literature students will find its clearly defined sections easy to navigate and whilst avoiding over-simplification, it makes a complex

Overview

Reflecting the continuing change and development in modern literary theory, the key features of this book includes its clarity, brevity, equal coverage of the main literary theories and useful bibliographies of further reading.

Literature students will find its clearly defined sections easy to navigate and whilst avoiding over-simplification, it makes a complex subject accessible.

Features
-Accesible, easy to use guide
C-onsiders 'New Aestheticism' and engages with the ideas of 'Post-Theory'
-Contains extensive guides to further reading, web and electronic resources to ensure the quality of students' research
-A glossary defines key theoretical and critical terms
-Contains a guide to relevant journals

New to this Edition
-Coverage of 'new aestheticism'
-Updated and expanded Derrida section
-More historical context included in the introduction
-Marxism section to include updated material on Benjamin
-Postcolonial section updated and expanded
-Annotated reading lists, including web and electronic resources
-New glossary of terms
-Updated and expanded further reading section

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582894105
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition. Introduction. 1. New Criticism, moral formalism and F. R. Leavis 2. Russian formalism and the Bakhtin school 3. Reader-oriented theories 4. Structuralist theories 5. Marxist theories 6. Feminist theories 7. Poststructuralist theories 8. Postmodernist theories 9. Postcolonialist theories 10. Gay, lesbian and queer theories Conclusion: Post-Theory. Appendix 1: Recommended glossaries of theoretical and critical terms and concepts. Appendix 2: Literary, critical and cultural theory journals. Index

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