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Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory

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ISBN-10: 1570034982

ISBN-13: 9781570034985

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Michael P. Spikes

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An appraisal of six theorists who have shaped America's literary landscape. It offers analyses of their principle claims and illustrates how their works reflect a range of critical perspectives, also including a short history of 20th century theory and criticism.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Introduction: Literary Theory in the Twentieth Century
Paul de Man: Deconstruction
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: African American Studies
Stephen Greenblatt: New Historicism
Edward W. Said: Political Critique
Stanley Fish: Reader Response
Susan Bordo: Feminism
Notes
Bibliography
Index