Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide

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Critical Theory Today is the essential introduction to contemporary criticial theory. It provides clear, simple explanations and concrete examples of complex concepts, making a wide variety of commonly used critical theories accessible to novices without sacrificing any theoretical rigor or thoroughness.

This new edition provides in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today: feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, reader-response theory, new criticism, structuralism and semiotics, deconstruction, new historicism, cultural criticism, lesbian/gay/queer theory, African American criticism, and postcolonial criticism. The chapters provide an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts; a list of specific questions critics who use that theory ask about literary texts; an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory; a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works; and a bibliography of primary and secondary works for further reading.

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About the Author:

Lois Tyson is a Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, USA.

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Preface to the second edition  Preface for intructors  Acknowledgements  1. Everything you wanted to know about critical theory but were afraid to ask  2. Psychoanalytic criticism  3. Marxist criticism  4. Feminist criticism  5. New criticism  6. Reader-response criticism  7. Structuralist criticism  8. Deconstructive criticism  9. New historical and cultural criticism  10. Lesbian, gay and queer criticism  11. African American criticism  12. Postcolonial criticism  13. Gaining an overview  Index

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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2006. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Psychoanalytic Criticism The Unconscious and the Defenses * Dreams * Dream Symbols * Death and Sexuality * Psychoanalysis and Literature * A Psychoanalytic Reading of The Great Gatsby ; * Marxist Criticism Marxist Premises * Ideology and Human Behavior * Marxism and Literature * A Marxist Reading of The Great Gatsby * Feminist Criticism Feminist Premises * Multicultural Feminism * Feminism and Literature * A Feminist Reading of The Great Gatsby * New Criticism "The Text Itself": Literary Language and Organic Unity * A Close Reading of Lucille Clifton's "There Is a Girl Inside" * Objective Criticism and the "Single Best Reading" * A New Critical Reading of The Great Gatsby * Reader-Response Criticism Transactional, Subjective, Psychological, and Social Theories * Affective Stylistics * Defining Readers * A Reader-Response Analysis of The Great Gatsby * Structuralist Criticism Structural Linguistics and Anthropology * Semiotic Theory * Structuralist Approaches to Literature *A Structuralist Reading of The Great Gatsby * Deconstructive Criticism Deconstructing Language and Human Identity * Deconstructing Literature * Deconstructing Frost's "Mending Wall" * A Deconstructive Reading of The Great Gatsby * New Historical and Cultural Criticism New Historicism: History, Subjectivity, and Discourse * Cultural Criticism: Politics, Power, and Popular Culture * New Historicism * Cultural Criticism, and Literature * A New Historical Reading of The Great Gatsby * Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Criticism The Marginalization of Lesbians and Gay Men * Lesbian Criticism/Gay Criticism/Queer Criticism * Shared Features of Lesbian Gay, and Queer Criticism * A Queer Reading of The Great Gatsby * Postcolonial and African American Criticism Postcolonial Identity, Debates, and Approaches to Literature * African American Literary History, Tradition, and Current Trends * Shared Features of Postcolonial and African American Criticism * A Postcolonial Reading of The Great Gatsby * Courses for Adoption Critical Theory * Literary Criticism/Theory, Literature and Philosophy. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0415974100

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