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Literary Theories

A Reader and Guide

by Julian Wolfreys

  • 21 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by New York University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural studies,
  • Literary theory,
  • Theory, etc,
  • Literature,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Semiotics & Theory,
  • LITERATURE_HISTORY AND CRITICISM,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • Criticism,
  • History and criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages672
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8046114M
    ISBN 100814793614
    ISBN 109780814793619

    Introducing Literary Theories is an ideal introduction for those coming to literary theory for the first time. It provides an accessible introduction to the major theoretical approaches in chapters covering: Bakhtinian Criticism, Structuralism, Feminist Theory, Marxist Literary Theories, Reader-Response Theories, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, New Historicism.   Literary theories 1. Literary Theories The Basics of Criticism 2. The Basic Idea ∗ The point of criticism is to argue your point of view on a work of literature. ∗ You don’t have to “criticize” a text (but you can) ∗ You do have to analyze a text and support your .

    What I really appreciate about this book is that it takes a single novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and applies a different literary theory to it in every chapter. This approach makes it easier to tease out the nuances between theories while also appreciating the ways they overlap.   Literary Theories in Praxis analyzes the ways in which critical theories are transformed into literary criticism and methodology. To demonstrate the application of this analysis, critical writings of Roland Barthes, Harold Bloom, Cleanth Brooks, Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Norman Holland, Barbara Johnson, Jacques Lacan, Adrienne Rich, and Robert Scholes are examined in terms of the Price: $

    Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology; New material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. Psychoanalytic criticism According to a popular Freudian theory, children are sexually attracted to their parent of the opposite sex. Most of the time, the child ends up getting into relationships with people that are reminiscent of their parent of the opposite sex. In Hamlet, the main character, Hamlet, seems to be following this Freudian theory.


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Literary Theories by Julian Wolfreys Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book sweeps briskly through a history of literary theories: phenomenology, hermeneutics, reception theory, structuralism, semiotics, This page introduction to literary theory is now studied at Harvard Business School as an example of how an academic textbook can become a best-seller/5.

Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyse and interpret the text. Literary Theories challenges the out-dated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading and interpretation and, believing that the best way to learn is through practical application, plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings.

Clearly argued. Literary Theories: A Sampling of Critical Lenses Literary theories were developed as a means to understand the various ways people read texts. The proponents of each theory believe their theory is the theory, but most of us interpret texts according to the "rules" of several different theories at a time.

All literary theories are lensesFile Size: 35KB. Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism _____ Below or just a few of the many literary theories or lenses that you can use to view and talk about art, literature, and culture.

To help you decide on a literary theory and to begin analyzing your chosen text, consider the questions presented below:Author: Diane Shepelwich. The book works particularly well in a twentieth-century theory class in conjunction with a reader in primary theory, such as the wonderful Norton Anthology of Critical Theory (first published in ) and a glossary of critical terms (such as the terrifically useful Oxford Dictionary of Literary Theory)/5(11).

Literary theories fall in and out of favor. I remember when the New York Times Book Review treated publication of an English translation of Levi-Strauss' structuralist volume The Raw and the Cooked as a sensational development that would change the way we understood the by: Literary Theories & Research Chapter Exam Instructions.

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come.

What Is Literary Theory?. When you hear the word “theory,” you might think first of the natural sciences, rather than of literature.

In the sciences, theories are systems for understanding how an aspect of the world works: they can be used to explain past phenomena and predict future behavior. Literary Theories in Praxis analyzes the ways in which critical theories are transformed into literary criticism and methodology.

To demonstrate the application of this analysis, critical writings of Roland Barthes, Harold Bloom, Cleanth Brooks, Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Norman Holland, Barbara Johnson, Jacques Lacan, Adrienne Rich, and Robert Scholes are examined in terms of the primary.

Critical Literary Theories Purpose: Use this resource to learn about literary criticism. What is literary criticism. Literary Critical Theory is a tool that helps you find meaning in stories, poems and plays.

There are many different ways to interpret a novel or short story. When we read literature, we do so to File Size: KB. However, various literary theories give us pathways to walk in interpreting a work of literature, providing methods and particular parts of the work to look for in order to assist in.

Logically, one should assume that no one book including this one is the last word on the subject. I have found the following books useful: Abrams, M.

Doing Things with Texts: Essays in Criticism and Critical Theory Barry, Peter, Beginning. To understand the challenge raised by these theories we must first survey the changes that have occurred in literary criticism in the recent past. Literary theory has undergone drastic changes in the past century and this paper is an attempt to understand some of.

This book is perhaps the best introduction to literary theory that takes drama and theatre as its specific focus. Therefore, Fortier’s examples are taken from a range of dramatic traditions and show how things like poststructuralism and postcolonialism might be used by playwrights and theatre directors in their plays, and how we as readers and performers of dramatic texts might use theory as.

Literary theories are ideas and methods developed around literature that reveal the underlying principles of literature interpreting meaning, themes, or connections.

The focus of literary theories earlier on generally veered toward the author, as opposed to the content of the piece, seeking author to work relation and presenting explanations of. For more, please purchase Dino Franco Felluga, Critical Theory: The Key Concepts (Routledge, ).

All information on this website was updated for the print book and most web definitions have been expanded. The book also fills in theory from to the present, including work by Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Bruno Latour, and many others. Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature.

However, literary scholarship since the 19th century often includes—in addition to, or even instead of literary theory in the strict sense—considerations of intellectual history, moral philosophy, social prophecy, and other interdisciplinary themes which are of.

Literary Theories - A Guide: Cultural Studies Provides links to a variety of mostly free resource information about various literary theories. The resources are in a variety of formats: Websites, PDF, videos, PowerPoint, RSS feeds, Podcasts, : Barbara Cheadle. Moral Criticism and Dramatic Construction (c.

BC-present) Plato In Book X of his Republic, Plato may have given us the first volley of detailed and lengthy literary dialog between Socrates and two of his associates shows the participants of this discussion concluding that art must play a File Size: KB.

Literary criticism is unlikely to change the world, but every now and then it throws up a work of real intellectual stature. Frank Kermode’s The Sense of an Ending is Author: Terry Eagleton.

The book is concluded by returning to the original question of defining literary theory and determining that, ultimately, literary theory is an arbitrary, artificial science, since literature is not an identifiable object, but a social object determined by social forces.

In its place should be substituted a general study of language, rhetoric.Theory of Literature is a book on literary scholarship by René Wellek, of the structuralist Prague school, and Austin Warren, a self-described "old New Critic".

The two met at the University of Iowa in the late s, and by had begun writing the book; they wrote collaboratively, in a single voice over a period of three years. Its contents were based on their shared understandings of Author: René Wellek, Austin Warren.Condition: Good. Pub Date Pages: Publisher: Chinese Press book of literary ontology characters theory.

the theory of Chinese tragedy. realism literary theory these aesthetics. literary theory. the fundamental problem is divided into three parts twenty .