Modern Criticism and Theory

A Reader

Author: Nigel Wood,David Lodge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 866

View: 4958

This third edition of Modern Criticism and Theory represents a major expansion on its previous incarnations with some twenty five new pieces or essays included. This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection’s aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent considerations as ecocriticism and post-theory. Secondly, with the aim of presenting as broad an account of modern theory as possible, the reader expands backwards to to take in exemplary pieces by formative writers and thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Marx, Freud and Virginia Woolf.. This radical expansion of content is prefaced by a wide-ranging introduction, which provides a rationale for the collection and demonstrates how connections can be made between competing theories and critical schools. The purpose of the collection remains that of introducing the reader to the guiding concepts of contemporary literary and cultural debate. It does so by presenting substantial extracts from seminal thinkers and surrounding them with the contextual materials necessary to a full understanding. Each selection has a headnote, which gives biographical details of the author and provides suggestions for further reading, and footnotes that help explain difficult references. The collection is ordered both historically and thematically and readers are encouraged to draw for themselves connections between essays and theories. Modern Criticism and Theory has long been regarded as a necessary collection. Now revised for the twenty first century it goes further and provides students and the general reader with a wide-ranging survey of the complex landscape of modern theory and a critical assessment of the way we think – and live – in the world today.

Modern Criticism and Theory

A Reader

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: London ; New York : Longman

ISBN: 9780582494602

Category: Criticism

Page: 467

View: 3439

This work contains a selection of important and representative work from all the major theoretical schools or tendencies in contemporary criticism and looks at them from an historical and thematic point of view. It also takes into account the impact of structuralist and post-structuralist theory and the disciplines from which it has drawn many of its terms and concepts eg linguistics, psychoanalysis, philosophy and Marxism.

Literary Theories

A Reader and Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814793614

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

View: 6148

Literary Theories is the first reader and introductory guide in one volume. Divided into 12 sections covering structuralism, feminism, marxism, reader-response theory, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, post-structuralism, postmodernism, new historicism, postcolonialism, gay studies and queer theory, and cultural studies, Literary Theories introduces the reader to the most challenging and engaging aspects of critical studies in the humanities today. Classic essays representing the different theoretical positions and offering striking examples of close readings of literature are preceded by new introductions which present the theory in question and discuss its main currents. With a full glossary and detailed bibliography, Literary Theories is the perfect introductory guide and reader in one volume. Included are essays by Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Terry Castle, Iain Chambers, Rey Chow, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Jonathan Dollimore, Terry Eagleton, Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Heath, Wolfgang Iser, Fredric Jameson, Hans Robert Jauss, Claire Kahane, Gail Ching Liang Low, Mary Lydon, Jean-François Lyotard, James M. Mellard, D.A. Miller, J. Hillis Miller, Louis Adrian Montrose, Michael Riffaterre, Avital Ronell, Nicholas Royle, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Alan Sinfield, and Raymond Williams.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Steven J. Venturino, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 8694

From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational, step-by-step explanation of a single theory, critic, or issue, accompanied by concrete examples for applying the concepts and engaging suggestions for related literary readings. Following a section on the foundations of literary theory, the book is organized thematically, with an eye to the best way to develop a real, working understanding of the various theories. Cross-references are particularly important, since it's through the interaction of examples that readers most effectively advance from basic topics and arguments to some of the more specialized and complicated issues. Each chapter is designed to tell a complete story, yet also to reach out to other chapters for development and debate. Literary theorists are hardly unified in their views, and this book reflects the various traditions, agreements, influences, and squabbles that are a part of the field. Special features include hundreds of references to and quotations from novels, stories, plays, poems, movies, and other media. Online resources could also include video and music clips, as well as high-quality examples of visual art mentioned in the book. The book also includes periodic "running" references to selected key titles (such as Frankenstein) in order to illustrate the effect of different theories on a single work.

Modern European Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide

A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626794

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8448

Modern European Criticism and Theory offers the reader a comprehensive critical overview of the widespread and profound contest of ideas within European 'theory'. The book focuses primarily on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies from the Enlightenment to the present day. Examining how conceptions of subjectivity, identity and gender have been questioned, the more than 50 essays written by acknowledged experts in their fields critically assess the ways in which we think, see, and act in the world, as well as the ways in which we represent such thought psychologically, politically, and culturally. A further reading list accompanies each chapter.

Modern Literary Criticism and Theory

A History

Author: M. A. R. Habib

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405176668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 6697

Written in concise and clear language, this book offers an historical overview of literary criticism and theory throughout the twentieth century along with a close analysis of some of the most important and commonly taught texts from the period. Provides an accessible introduction to modern literary theory and criticism Places various modes of criticism within their historical and intellectual contexts Offers close readings of some of the major critical texts of the period Explores the works of a diverse group of 20th-century writers, including Babbitt, Woolf, Bakhtin, Heidegger, Lacan, Derrida, Judith Butler, Zizek, Nussbaum, Negri and Hardt Covers formalism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, feminism, reader-response criticism, historicism, gender studies, cultural studies, and film theory

Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide

A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 6154

Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory offers the student and general reader a comprehensive, critically informed overview of the development of literary and cultural studies from the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with Coleridge and Arnold, examining the contribution of cultural commentators and novelists, and considering the institutionalisation of literary criticism in the universities of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the book addresses in detailed, accessible and rigorous essays the rise and significance of literary and cultural studies. Nearly thirty essays contribute to an understanding of the practice of literary studies presenting the reader with a perceptive series of critical interventions which, themselves, engage in the very locations from which criticism and theory have emerged.A further reading list accompanies each chapter.

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

A Reader

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138172210


Page: 704

View: 6531

Twentieth Century Literary Criticismis a major anthology of key representative works by fifty leading modern literary critics writing before the structuralist revolution. It is a companion volume to Modern Criticism and Theory(Longman 1988), also edited by David Lodge, which anthologises contemporary criticism as it has developed through structuralism and post-structuralist theory. Together these volumes provide the most comprehensive survey available of traditional and radical literary theory in action. The critics collected together in this volume have been drawn from England, America and Europe, and each essay has been prefaced by an editor's introduction which suggests the historical and methodological significance of the piece and gives bibliographical and biographical information. This writers collected are: M. H. Abrams, W. B. Yeats, Sigmund Freud,Henry James, Ezra Pound, T. S Eliot, Virginia Woolf, T.E. Hulme, I. A. Richards, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, William Empson, G. Wilson Hight, C. G. Jung, Maud Bodkin, Christopher Caudwell, L. C. Knights, John Crowe Ransom, Edmund Wilson, Paul Valéry, D. W. Harding, Lionel Trilling, Cleanth Brooks, Yvor Wiinters, Erich Auerbach, W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe C. Beardsley, George Orwell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Schorer, Francis Fergusson, Northrop Frye, C. S. Lewis, Leslie Fielder, Alain Robbe-Grillet, George Lukács, Richard Hoggart, Walter J. Ong, Norman O. Brown, Ian Watt, Claude Lévi-Strauss, René Welleck, Wayne Booth, Raymond Williams, R. S. Crane, Marshall McLuhan, George Steiner, Susan Sontag, W. H. Auden, Frank Kermode.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory

Author: Julian Wolfreys,Ruth Robbins,Kenneth Womack,Kara Kalenius

Publisher: Continuum


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 882

View: 4793

Contains essays that provide insights into the history and development of criticism in the humanities, covering notable philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought, and movements in Europe, North America, and Great Britain.

Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Philip Rice,Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340761915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 492

View: 9186

This book provides an introduction to theoretical writing over the past 25 years, giving examples of the writings of many key figures in the field together with seminal essays that have explored and extended the implications of critical theory.

Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory

A Critical Guide

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748624503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 1489

A guide to the development of literary theory in Britain and Ireland, this book is aimed at advanced undergraduates, as well as academics working in the field. Beginning with Coleridge and Arnold, it contains essays that address the rise and significance of poetics, and literary and cultural studies. Each essay includes a further reading list.

Das Testament der Jessie Lamb


Author: Jane Rogers

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641104068

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6288

Was wäre, wenn eines Tages keine Kinder mehr geboren würden? Die junge Jessie Lamb lebt in einer Welt, in der jede Frau, die nach ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag schwanger wird, stirbt. Die Ursache ist ein bisher unerforschtes Virus, die Folgen sind katastrophal: Es werden keine Kinder mehr geboren, die Wissenschaft ist ratlos, und die Menschheit geht langsam, aber sicher ihrem Ende entgegen. Doch das kann und will Jessie nicht akzeptieren: Sie möchte dieser Welt etwas Gutes hinterlassen. Sie möchte neues Leben schenken, auch wenn das bedeutet, dass sie mit ihrem eigenen dafür bezahlen muss ...

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden,Peter Widdowson,Peter Brooker

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 8029

The fifth edition of this reader's guide remains true to the ideals of previous editions, providing a concise guide to contemporary literary theories. The book covers a vast range of differing forms of English literature.

The Dialectics of Literary Consciousness

Author: Krishnan Kutty

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482852411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

View: 2008

Dr. K. P. Krishnan Kutty, a bilingual author, writes in Malayalam, his mother tongue, and in English. As a cultural activist and as a member of the Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishath, he campaigns for the propagation scientific temper and environmental values. A Sun and Many Realities (1989), Theviyundu Chirithookiyippozhum (2013) and K.Purathu Vakkaattu Kunhappu (2013) are his collections of poems. Nishedhikalude Guru (2007) and Enthanu Idathupaksha Bhavana? (2012) are two collections of essays in Malayalam. Jesus, I Am not a Christian, a collection of essays in English, was published in 2014. The present volume, the Dialectics of Literary Consciousness, is a collection of academic discussions on the processes of writing, reading, interpretation, and translation. Nature and Environment: Poetic Imprints of Shifting Perspectives, Matthew Arnold: The Voice and the Victim of Bourgeois Culture, The Dialectics of Interpretation: Aspects of Linguistic and Semantic Convergences, Barthes and Bakhtin: Monologic and Dialogic Searches for Meaning, The Reader and Sahrudaya, and The Political Philosophy of Translation are the essays included in this volume. They provide rational answers to the questions of literary creation and criticism. They are substantial contributions to Marxian literary aesthetics as they strive to substitute the misty abstractions of philosophical idealism with the lucid logic of dialectical and historical materialism.

Modern Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Patricia Waugh,Philip Rice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 2522

This book covers the key theoretical approches in modern literary theory, and includes essays and texts that are essential reading for any student of critical theory. It includes sections on Formalism and Structuralism, Feminism, Marxism, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism, and for the first time, includes works by authors such as de Beauvoir and Freud, who although not focusing specifically on literature, make a significant contribution to the landscape of literary theory.

Die Taugenichtse


Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3453

Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

Management Theory

A Critical and Reflexive Reading

Author: Nanette Monin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134347863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9606

Narrative approaches to organisation and management studies are very much in vogue. Offering a new challenge to management scholarship, Management Theory: A Critical and Reflexive Reading exposes the subtexts of five influential texts by Taylor, Follett, Drucker, Mintzberg and Kanter. In doing so, it encourages readers to recognise the stories that management theories tell, and more significantly, those that they exclude. The book has been constructed as the story of the author's own research journey, using a unique blend of management theory and poetry. The resulting work is an academically rigorous and clearly described post-modern method of text analysis that draws on a wide range of literary theory. Management Theory: A Critical and Reflexive Reading provides novice researchers and teachers with a transparent view of the researcher's methodological workshop, while also modelling an alternative narrative mode of reporting.

The English Studies Book

An Introduction to Language, Literature and Culture

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134795440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 8263

The English Studies Book is uniquely designed to support students and teachers working across the full range of language, literature and culture. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, it has rapidly established itself as a core text on a wide variety of degree programmes nationally and internationally. Revised and updated throughout, features of the second edition include: * a new prologue addressing changes and challenges in English Studies * substantial entries on over 100 key critical and theoretical terms, from 'absence' and 'author' to 'text' and 'versification' - with new entries on 'creative writing', 'travel writing' and 'translation' * practical introductions to all the major theoretical approaches, with new sections on aesthetics, ethics, ecology and sexuality * a rich anthology of literary and related texts from Anglo-Saxon to Afro-Caribbean, with fresh selections representing the sonnet, haiku, slave narratives and science fiction, and with additional texts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Darwin, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan and others * handy frameworks and checklists for close reading, research, essay writing and other textual activities, including use of the Internet.

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction

Author: Thomas Schmitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470691530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 1700

This book provides students and scholars of classical literature with a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism. Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers through various theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, gender studies, and New Historicism. Applies theoretical approaches to examples from ancient literature Extensive bibliographies and index make it a valuable resource for scholars in the field