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    DescriptionBeginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for well over a decade now. This new and expanded third edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated and includes two new chapters, one of which (Literary theory - a history in ten events) innovatively surveys the course of theory, while the other (Theory after 'Theory') maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002. Liberal humanism - Structuralism - Post-structuralism and deconstruction - Postmodernism - Psychoanalytic criticism - Feminist criticism - Lesbian/gay criticism - Marxist criticism - New historicism and cultural materialism - Postcolonial criticism - Stylistics - Narratology - Ecocriticism - Presentism/Transversal poetics/ New aestheticism/Historical formalism/Cognitive poetics.


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    Title
    Beginning Theory
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Barry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719079276
    ISBN 10: 0719079276
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC classification: P
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 401
    DC22: 801.95
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000, LIT006000
    Thema V1.0: JBCC, DSA
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    Peter Barry is Professor of English at the University of Aberystwyth
    Review quote
    Always reassuringly urbane, and often witty...Barry's book remains important, especially as a work of mediation between those who would innately be inclined to 'take' or 'leave' theory. Martin Blocksidge, The Use of English: The English Association Journal for Teacher of English, 01/03/2012 -- Martin Blocksidge. The Use of English: The English Association Journal for Teacher of English
    Table of contents
    1. Theory before 'Theory' - Liberal humanism 2. Structuralism 3. Post-structuralism and deconstruction 4. Postmodernism 5. Psychoanalytic criticism 6. Feminist criticism 7. Lesbian/gay criticism 8. Marxist criticism 9. New historicism and cultural materialism 10. Postcolonial criticism 11. Stylistics 12. Narratology 13. Ecocriticism 14. Literary theory - a history in ten events 15. Theory after 'Theory' Appendices Edgar Allan Poe: 'The Oval Portrait' Dylan Thomas: 'A Refusal to Mourn' William Cowper: 'The Castaway' Where do we go from here: Further reading