The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Overview

A twenty-first century version of Roger Fowler’s 1973 Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms, this latest edition of The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is the most up-to-date guide to critical and theoretical concepts available to students of literature at all levels.

With over forty newly commissioned entries, this essential reference book includes:

  • an exhaustive range of entries, covering such topics ...
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Overview

A twenty-first century version of Roger Fowler’s 1973 Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms, this latest edition of The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is the most up-to-date guide to critical and theoretical concepts available to students of literature at all levels.

With over forty newly commissioned entries, this essential reference book includes:

  • an exhaustive range of entries, covering such topics as genre, form, cultural theory and literary technique
  • new definitions of contemporary critical issues such as Cybercriticism and Globalization
  • complete coverage of traditional and radical approaches to the study and production of literature
  • thorough accounts of critical terminology and analyses of key academic debates
  • full cross-referencing throughout and suggestions for further reading.

Covering both long-established terminology as well as the specialist vocabulary of modern theoretical schools, The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is an indispensable guide to the principal terms and concepts encountered in debates over literary studies in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415361170
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Series: Routledge Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Childs is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire. His recent publications include Modernism (Routledge, 2000) and Contemporary Novelists: British Fiction Since 1970 (Palgrave, 2004).

Roger Fowler (1939-1999). The distinguished and long-serving Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of East Anglia was the editor of the original Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms (Routledge, 1973, 1987).

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Table of Contents

Absurd
Action, actor qv drama
Aestheticism
Aesthetics
Affective fallacy qv effect
Aktualisace see foregrounding
Alienation effect qv contradiction
Allegory
Alliteration qv texture
Alterity
Ambiguity
Analysis
Anticlimax qv denouement
Anti-hero qv hero
Aporia qv deconstruction
Appreciation qv aesthetics
Archaism
Archetype
Aristotelian criticism
Art
Assonance qv texture
Atmosphere
Author
Autobiography qv biography
Ballad
Baroque
Belief
Bildungsroman
Biography
Burlesque qv parody
Cacophony qv texture
Caricature qv parody
Carnival qv dialogic structure
Catastrophe qv denouement
Catharsis
Centro(nism) qv pastiche
Character
Chicago critics
Chorus
Classic
Closure qv deconstruction
Code qv creation
Cohesion qv discourse
Comedy
Comedy of manners qv manners
Comparative literature
Competence, literary qv poetics
Complaint qv elegy
Conceit
Concrete poetry
Consonance qv texture
Context
Contradiction
Convention
Couplet
Creation
Criticism
Critique
Cultural Criticism
Cultural materialism
Culture
Cybercriticism
Dada
Decentring qv author
Deconstruction
Decorum
Defamiliarisation qv formalism
Denouement
Deviation qv foregrounding
Dialogic structure
Diction
Difference
Differend
Dirge qv elegy
Disbelief qv belief
Discourse
Dissemination
Dissociation of sensibility
Documentary qv biography
Dominant qv poetics
Double irony qv irony
Drama
Dramatic irony qv irony
Eco-criticism
Ecriture qv deconstruction
Effect
Eiron qv irony
Elegy
Emblem
Epic
Epictheatre
Epistle qv verse epistle
Essentialism
Ethical criticism
Euphony qv texture
Eurocentrism
Evaluation
Existentialism
Experimental
Explication qv analysis
Expressionism
Fable
Fabula qv formalism
Fabulation qv fiction
Fancy qv conceit
Fantastic
Farce
Feeling
Feminist criticism
Fiction
Figure
Foot qv metre
Foregrounding
Form
Formalism
Free verse
Gender
Generative poetics qv poetics
Genre
Globalization
Gothic
Grammar qv language
Grotesque
Hegemony
Heresy of paraphrase qv paraphrase
Hermeneutics
Hero
Heroic couplet qv couplet
Historicism
Homophony qv ambiguity
Humanism
Humours
Hybridity
Hyperbole qv conceit
Ideology
Illocutionary act qv discourse
Image
Imagination
Imagism
Imitation
Implied author qv author
Intention
Interior monologue qv stream of consciousness
Interpretant qv semiotics
Interpretation qv analysis
Intertextuality
Intertextuality qv creation
Irony
Katharsis qv catharsis
Kinetic qv literature
Lament qv elegy
Language
Lexis qv diction
Lisible qv pleasure
Literary mode of production
Literature
Logocentrism
Lyric
Magic Realism
Mannerism
Manners
Marxist criticism
Mask qv persona
Metafiction qv fiction
Metaphor
Metaphysical
Metre
Mimesis qv imitation
Mirror Stage, the
Mock-epic
Modernism
Monody qv elegy
Motif qv form
Myth
Mythos qv plot
Narrative
Narrative structure
Narratology
Nationalism and Ethnicity Studies
Naturalism qv realism
Negritude
Neo-Aristotelianism qv Chicago critics
Neo-Platonism qv Platonism
New criticism
Novel
Objective correlative
Obscurity
Ode
Onomatopoeia qv texture
Oral composition qv epic
Organic
Orientalism
Originality
Ostranenie qv formalism
Other, the
Paradox
Paraphrase
Parody
Pastiche
Pastoral
Pathetic fallacy
Performativity
Peripeteia qv narrative structure
Persona
Phallogocentrism
Phenomenological criticism
Picaresque
Plagiarism qv pastiche
Platonism
Pleasure
Plot
Pluralism qv Chicago critics
Poetic diction qv diction
Poetic licence
Poetics
Poetry
Point of view
Polyphony qv dialogic structure
Polysemy qv ambiguity
Pornography
Postcolonialism
Postmodernism
Post-structuralism
Practical criticism qv analysis
Presence
Prose
Protagonist qv character
Psychogogia qv catharsis
Psychology and psychoanalysis
Queer theory
Reader
Realism
Reason qv feeling
Reception qv reader
Refrain
Refunctioning
Representation qv deconstruction
Response qv effect
Revisionary Writing
Rhetoric
Rhizome
Rhyme
Rhythm qv metre
Ritual qv myth
Romance
Romanticism
Rural novel
Satire
Scansion qv metre
Scheme
Scriptable qv pleasure
Semiotics
Sensibility
Sexuality
Short fiction
Sign qv semiotics
Simile
Sincerity
Skaz qv formalism
Society
Soliloquy
Sonnet
Sound
Speech act qv author
Speech qv deconstruction
Stasis qv literature
Story
Stream of consciousness
Stress qv metre
Structuralism
Structure
Style
Subaltern
Subject qv discourse
Surfiction qv fiction
Surrealism
Suspension of disbelief qv belief
Symbol
Synonym qv paraphrase
Syntax
Syuzhet qv formalism
Taste qv classic
Technique
Tenor qv metaphor
Tension
Text
Texture
Theme
Threnody qv elegy
Topos qv comparative literature
Tradition
Tragedy
Translations
Travesty qv parody
Typicality
Uncanny, the
Undecidability
Value qv evaluation
Variation
Vehicle qv metaphor
Verbal irony qv irony
Verisimilitude qv belief
Vers libre qv free verse
Verse
Verse epistle
Voice qv dialogic structure
Wit
Womanist
Writing qv deconstruction
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