ISBN-10:
0415506751
ISBN-13:
9780415506755
Pub. Date:
12/05/2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide / Edition 3

Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide / Edition 3

by Lois Tyson

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ISBN-13: 9780415506755
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 67,960
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lois Tyson is Professor Emerita of English at Grand Valley State University, USA. She is author of Critcal Theory Today, 3rd edition, Using Critical Theory, 2nd edition and Psychological Politics of the American Dream: The Commodification of Subjectivity in Twentieth-Century American Literature.

Table of Contents

1. Everything you wanted to know about critical theory but were afraid to ask 2. Psychoanalytic criticism 3. Marxist criticism 4. Feminist criticism 5. New Criticism 6. Reader-response criticism 7. Structuralist criticism 8. Deconstructive criticism 9. New historical and cultural criticism 10. Lesbian, gay, and queer criticism 11. African American criticism 12. Postcolonial criticism 13. Gaining an overview

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Critical Theory Today 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
zinkel101 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
A very good overview of approaches to literature, from psychoanalysis to Marxist to Feminist to New Criticism to Deconstruction to New History and Cultural criticism. Tyson not only explains the theories and terminology, but gives the reader some of the foremost critics and uses Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby to exemplify each approach in essays.
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Lois Tyson's 'Critical Theory Today' fully lives up to its sub-title -- it is a truly friendly book! I suspect that the Goddess of Mercy has taken the human form of Professor Tyson to relieve the suffering humanity from the fear, loathing, and confusion surrounding Critical Theory and demonstrate that this dreaded monster can actually be a very helpful critter and a bringer of enlightenment. Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'The Great Gatsby' prior to or along with 'Critical Theory Today' will make each book even more enjoyable.