Critical Terms for Literary Study

Critical Terms for Literary Study

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This expanded new edition features six new chapters that confront, in different ways, the growing understanding of literary works as cultural practices. These six new chapters are: "Popular Culture"; "Diversity"; "Imperialism/Nationalism"; "Desire"; "Ethics"; and "Class" by John Fiske, Louis Menand, Seamus Deane, Judith Butler, Geoffrey Galt Harpham and Daniel T. O'Hara, respectively. Each new essay provides a concise history of a literary term, critically explores the issues and questions that the term raises, and then puts theory into practice by showing the reading strategies that the term permits. By exploring the concepts that shape the way we read, the essays combine to provide an introduction to the work of literature and literary study.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 172 x 228 x 34mm | 793.78g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226472035
  • 9780226472034
  • 258,153

Table of contents

Preface to the Second Edition Introduction/Thomas McLaughlin I: Literature as Writing 1: Representation/W. J. T. Mitchell 2: Structure/John Carlos Rowe 3: Writing/Barbara Johnson 4: Discourse/Paul A. Bove 5: Narrative/J. Hillis Miller 6: Figurative Language/Thomas McLaughlin 7: Performance/Henry Sayre 8: Author/Donald E. Pease II: Interpretation 9: Interpretation/Steven Mailloux 10: Intention/Annabel Patterson 11: Unconscious/Francoise Meltzer 12: Determinacy/Indeterminacy/Gerald Graff 13: Value/Evaluation/Barbara Herrnstein Smith 14: Influence/Louis A. Renza 15: Rhetoric/Stanley Fish III: Literature, Culture, Politics 16: Culture/Stephen Greenblatt 17: Canon/John Guillory 18: Literary History/Lee Patterson 19: Gender/Myra Jehlen 20: Race/Kwame Anthony Appiah 21: Ethnicity/Werner Sollors 22: Ideology/James H. Kavanagh 23: Popular Culture/John Fiske 24: Diversity/Louis Menand 25: Imperialism/Nationalism/Seamus Deane 26: Desire/Judith Butler 27: Ethics/Geoffrey Galt Harpham 28: Class/Daniel T. O'Hara In Place of an Afterword--Someone Reading/Frank Lentricchia References List of Contributors Index
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