Theory After Theory : An Intellectual History of Literary Theory from 1950 to the Early Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Theory After Theory : An Intellectual History of Literary Theory from 1950 to the Early Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Nicholas Birns
ISBN-10:
1551119331
ISBN-13:
9781551119335
Pub. Date:
06/14/2010
Publisher:
Broadview Press

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Theory After Theory : An Intellectual History of Literary Theory from 1950 to the Early Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Theory After Theory provides an overview of developments in literary theory after 1950. It is intended both as a handbook for readers to learn about theory and an intellectual history of the recent past in literary criticism for those interested in seeing how it fits in with the larger culture. Accessible but rigorous, this book provides a wealth of historical and intellectual context that allows the reader to make sense of the movements in recent literary theory.

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ISBN-13: 9781551119335
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 06/14/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Author’s Note
Preface: Beyond the “Resolved Symbolic”

CHAPTER ONE: Foucault:
Deconstructing Categories

CHAPTER TWO: Derrida:
Deconstructing Hierarchies

CHAPTER THREE: Deconstructing Gender:
Feminist Theory

CHAPTER FOUR: Deconstructing Privilege:
Anti-Racist Theory

CHAPTER FIVE: Deconstructing Centrality:
Post-Colonial Theory

CHAPTER SIX: Deconstructing Normativity:
Queer Theory

CHAPTER SEVEN: Taking Account of Deconstruction:
Theory in the Twenty-First Century

Index

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