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Literary theory : the basics / Hans Bertens
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Third edition.
Resource type: Physical
Includes bibliograhical references and index.
Introduction - 1.Reading for meaning: practical criticism and New Criticism - 2. Reading for form I: formalism and early structuralism, 1914-60 - 3. Reading for form II: French structuralism, 1950-75 - 4. Political reading: class, gender, and race in the 1970s and 1980s - 5. The poststructuralist revolution: Derrida and deconstruction - 6 Poststructuralism continued: Foucault, Lacan, French feminism, and postmodernism - 7 Literature and culture: cultural studies, the new historicism, and cultural materialism - 8 Postcolonial criticism and theory - 9 Sexuality, literature, and culture - 10 Posthumanism, ecocriticism, and animal studies - 11 Conclusion - Bibliography - Index
This third edition of Hans Bertens' bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including:reception theory and reader response theorythe new criticism of postmodernism the 'after theory' debatepost-humanism, biopolitics and animal studiesaestheticsLiterary Theory
Criticism, History, 20th century
Literature, History and criticism, Theory
Pages 269 pages
London, New York : Routledge, 2014.
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