Critical Practice

ISBN-10: 0415280060

ISBN-13: 9780415280068

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Catherine Belsey
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Description: What is poststructuralist theory, and what difference does it make to literary criticism? Where do we find the meaning of the text: in the author's head? in the reader's? Or do we, instead, make meaning in the practice of reading itself? If so, what part do our own values play in the process of interpretation? And what is the role of the text? Catherine Belsey considers these and other questions concerning the relations between human beings and language, readers and texts, writing and cultural politics. Assuming no prior knowledge of poststructuralism, Critical Practice guides the reader confidently through the maze of contemporary theory. It simply and lucidly explains the views ofkey figures such as Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida, and shows their theories at work in readings of familiar literary texts.Critical Practice argues that theory matters, because it makes a difference to what we do when we read, opening up new possibilities for literary and cultural analysis. Poststructuralism, in conjunction with psychoanalysis and deconstruction, makes radical change to the way we read both a priority and a possibility.With a new chapter, updated guidance on further reading and revisions throughout, this second edition of Critical Practice is the ideal guide to the present and future of literary studies.

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

#60;b#62;Catherine Belsey#60;/b#62; is a research professor in English at Swansea University, UK. Her principal publications include #60;i#62;Shakespeare in Theory and Practice#60;/i#62; (2008), #60;i#62;Why Shakespeare?#60;/i#62; (2007), #60;i#62;Critical Practice#60;/i#62; (1980, 2002), #60;i#62;Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction#60;/i#62; (2002) and #60;i#62;Desire: Love Stories in Western Culture#60;/i#62; (1994).

General Editor's
Preface
Acknowledgments
Preface to the second edition
Traditional criticism and common sense
Challenges to expressive realism
Criticism and Meaning
Addressing the Subject
The Interrogative Text
The Work of the Reading
Deconstruction and the Differance it Makes
Towards a Productive Critical Practice
Further Reading
Notes
References
Index
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