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Literary Theories A Reader and Guide

ISBN-10: 0814793614
ISBN-13: 9780814793619
Edition: 1999
Authors: Julian Wolfreys
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Literary Theories introduces students to the most challenging and engaging aspects of critical studies in the humanities today.

Julian Wolfeys is author and editor of more than 40 books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature and literary theory. Most recently he has published Dickens's London and The Derrida Wordbook, both with EUP. He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also Director of the Centre for Studies in LIterature. He recently published his first novel, Silent Music.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction: Border Crossings, or Close Encounters of the Textual Kind
Structuralism
Introduction: Never Standing Still, or Is Roland Barthes Structuralism?
From Science to Literature
From S/Z
Feminism
Introduction: Will the Real Feminist Theory Please Stand Up?
Medusa's Voice: Male Hysteria in The Bostonians
Sylvia Townsend Warner and the Counterplot of Lesbian Fiction
Myself and M/others: Colette, Wilde and Duchamp
Marxist Literary Theories
Introduction: The Politics of Literature
From Towards a Revolutionary Criticism
Marxism and Literature
Reader-Response Theories
Introduction: There Is No Such Thing as Reader-Response Theory
Describing Poetic Structures: Two Approaches to Baudelaire's 'Les Chats'
The Poetic Text within the Change of Horizons of Reading: The Example of Baudelaire's 'Spleen II'
The Imaginary
Psychoanalytic Criticism
Introduction: Screening the Other
Difference
Using Lacan: Reading To the Lighthouse
Deconstruction
Introduction: What Remains Unread
Letter to a Japanese Friend
Thomas Hardy, Jacques Derrida and the 'Dislocation of Souls'
On Not Reading: Derrida and Beckett
Poststructuralism
Introduction: Criticism and Conceit
Semiology and Rhetoric
Scoring Literature
Postmodernism
Introduction: Postmodernism? Not Representing Postmodernism
Answer to the Question, What Is the Postmodern?
Simulacra and Simulations
Nostalgia for the Present
New Historicism
Introduction: History, Power and Politics in the Literary Artifact
Marxism and the New Historicism
'Shaping Fantasies': Figurations of Gender and Power in Elizabethan Culture
Postcolonial Theory
Introduction: The Difficulty of Difference
Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse
Loafers and Story-Tellers
Film as Ethnography; or, Translation between Cultures in the Postcolonial World
Gay Studies/Queer Theory
Introduction: Works on the Wild(e) Side - Performing, Transgressing, Queering
Queer and Now
Post/modern: On the Gay Sensibility, or the Pervert's Revenge on Authenticity - Wilde, Genet, Orton, and Others
Critically Queer
Cultural Studies
Introduction: Theorising Culture, Reading Ourselves
Cultural Studies and Reading
Cities without Maps
Art as Cultural Production
Works Cited
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Index of Proper Names

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