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    DescriptionThis "Guide for the Perplexed" provides an advanced introduction to literary theory from basic information and orientation for the uninformed leading on to more sophisticated readings. It engages directly with the difficulty many students find intimidating, asking 'What is "Literary Theory"?' and offering a clear, concise, accessible guide to the major theories and theorists, including: humanism; structuralism; poststructuralism; psychoanalytic approaches; feminist approaches; queer theory; ideology and discourse; new historicism; race and postcolonialism; and postmodernism. The final chapter points to new directions in literary and cultural theory.


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    Title
    Literary Theory
    Subtitle
    A Guide for the Perplexed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Klages
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826490735
    ISBN 10: 0826490735
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15740
    B&T General Subject: 495
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 801, 801.95
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    Abridged Dewey: 801
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN81 .K53 2006
    Thema V1.0: DSA
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    23 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary Klages is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
    Review quote
    "For students who are faced with literary theory for the first time, it would be hard to find a better introduction that Klages' demystifying guide." Mark Y. Herring, American Reference Books Annual, 2008, Vol. 39--Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    1. What is "Literary Theory?"; 2. Humanist Literary Theory; 3. Structuralism; Interlude: Humanism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism; 4. Deconstruction; 5. Psychoanalyses; Interlude: 'Self' to 'Subject'; 6. Feminisms; 7. Queer Theory; Interlude: History to Historicism; 8. Ideology and Discourse; 9. Race and Postcolonialist Theories; 10. Postmodernism; Coda - 'Now what?'; Bibliography; Index.