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Literary Theory Toolkit A Compendium of Concepts and Methods

ISBN-10: 1405170476
ISBN-13: 9781405170475
Edition: 2011
Authors: Herman Rapaport
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Herman Rapaport is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Southampton. His books include Is There Truth in Art?and Between the Sign and the Gaze.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductory Tools for Literary Analysis
Basics of Literary Study
Comprehension versus Interpretation
Common Critical Practices
Close Reading
Contextual Analysis
Application of a Critical Approach
Social Criticism
Literary Language
Multiple Meanings
Poetry and Plurisignation
Hermeneutics
Peshat and Derash
Medieval Hermeneutics: The Fourfold Method
Sympathetic Analogies
The Rise of Modern Literary Interpretation
Philosophical Hermeneutics
The Hermeneutic Circle
Major Twentieth-Century Schools of Critical Analysis
Traditional and New Historicisms
New Criticism
Marxism
Structuralism
Phenomenological Literary Analysis
Psychoanalytic Criticism
Reader Response Criticism
Post-Structuralism
Sodo-Political Analyses
Feminism
Social Constructivism: Berger and Luckmann versus Michel Foucault
Race Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, and Ethnic Studies
Cultural, Global, and Post-Colonial Studies
Tools for Reading Narrative
Story and Plot: Fabula and Syuzhet
Order
Analepsis and Prolepsis
Mimesis and Diegesis
Free Indirect Discourse
Interior Monologue
Diachronic and Synchronic
Intertextuality
Dialogism
Chronotope
Character Zone
Focalization
Narrative Codes
Tools for Reading Poetry
Tropes
Elision
Resemblance
Juxtaposition
Analogy
Allegory
Emulation
Imitation
Objective Correlative
Language Poetry
The New Sentence
Sound Poetry/Concrete Poetry
Prosody
Tools for Reading Performance
Performance Studies
Realist Theatre: Total Acting
Konstantin Stanislavski
Lee Strasberg (The Method), David Mamet (Practical Aesthetics), Mary Overlie (The Six Viewpoints Approach)
Epic Theatre
Theatre of Cruelty
Actions
Play
Happenings
Performance Art
Guerrilla Theatre
Tools for Reading Texts as Systems
Aristotle and Form
The Literary Work as Object of Rational Empiricism
Saussurean Linguistics
L�vi-Strauss and Structuralism
Roman Jakobson's Communication Model
Roland Barthes' Hierarchical Structures
Functions
Actions
Narration
Ideality and Phenomenology of the Literary Object: Husserl and Derrida
Dissemination
Structure as Rhizome: Deleuze and Guattari
Permutation
Undecidability: Derrida, G�del, Lacan
Simulating Systems: Jean Baudrillard
Counterfeiting
Production
Simulation
Multiplicity: Badiou
Tools for Social Analysis
The Public Sphere
Habermas and the Frankfurt School
The Public Sphere versus Hegemony: Laclau and Mouffe
Ideology
Political Ideology
Top-down Ideology
Ideology as Class Consciousness
Ideology as False Consciousness
Ideology as Semiotic Representation
Ideology as Social Interpellation
Theories of Power
Might Makes Right versus the Good Shepherd
Master/Slave Dialectics and the Recognition of Power: Hegel, Koj�ve, Sartre, Lacan
Behaviorism: Stick and Carrot
Capillary Power
The Social Relation
Primitive Social Relations
Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics
From Divine Right to Social Contract
Marx on The Social Relation
Alterity: The Relation of Non-relation
Index

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