Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed

Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Mary Klages

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826490735
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/23/2007
Series: Guides for the Perplexed
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 836,851
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Mary Klages is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

Table of Contents

1. What is "Literary Theory?" 2. Humanist Literary Theory 3. Structuralism Interlude: Humanism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism 4. Deconstruction 5. Psychoanalyses Interlude: 'Self' to 'Subject'6. Feminisms 7. Queer Theory Interlude: History to Historicism8. Ideology and Discourse 9. Race and Postcolonialist Theories 10. Postmodernism Coda - 'Now what?'BibliographyIndex

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MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Bravo, Klages! A little bit kindergarten, naturally, but I'\m pretty sure just about every human or even just about every grad student's theory-comprehension needs are pretty well served by this slim, lime-green little number (outside areas of specialization, of course). And like, it reads so fast and you understand every word. And there's even little insights in amidst the refreshers: like, I never really thought about how far bricolage goes toward redeeming Derrida, because most of his (now largely extinct, but let it pass) acolytes are so busy harping about logocentrism. Could have used a bit more encyclopiddity - Kristeva? Zizek? Eagleton, yo? De Man, or are we just going to pretend he didn't exist now so as to not throw the discipline into disrepute? But whatever happens in the final Deleuze and Guattari section, be it joke, dig, or copyediting error, is SO funny and this book is a good egg.