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Literary Theory

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ISBN-10: 0199691347

ISBN-13: 9780199691340

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Jonathan Culler

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List price: $11.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, Culler has played an important role in the dissemination of structuralist and poststructuralist theory in the U.S. academy. His Structuralist Poetics (1975) was one of the first books to survey the new continental theory, and it included a bibliography with all the English translations of that work then available. As the title suggests, Culler's book concentrates on structuralist literary analysis, explicating in particular what various continental critics had to say about the "deep structures" or codes governing literary production as a mode of discourse with an apparent radical diversity of texts and "surface…    

What is theory?
What is literature and does it matter?
Literature and cultural studies
Language, meaning, and interpretation
Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry
Narrative
Performative language
Identity, identification, and the subject
Ethics and aesthetics
Appendix: Theoretical schools and movements
References
Further Reading
Index