Literary Theory

Literary Theory : A Guide for the Perplexed

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This "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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0826490735
  • 9780826490735
  • 104,828

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.
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About Mary Klages

Mary Klages is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
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