How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies (BOK)

Robert Dale Parker

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Offering a refreshing combination of accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Second Edition, presents an up-to-date, concise, and wide-ranging historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory. The only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with cultural studies, this text provides a critical look at the major movements in literary studies since the 1930s, including those often omitted from other texts. It is also the only up-to-date survey of literary theory that devotes extensive treatment to Queer Theory and Postcolonial and Race Studies. How to Interpret Literature, Second Edition, is ideal as either a stand-alone text or in conjunction with an anthology of primary readings such as Robert Dale Parker's Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES * Uses a conversational and engaging tone that speaks directly to today's students * Covers a variety of theoretical schools-including New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Marxism-weaving connections among chapters to show how these different movements respond to and build on each other * Offers a rich assortment of pedagogical features (charts, text boxes that address frequently asked questions, photos, and a bibliography) NEW TO THIS EDITION * Includes references to more recent literature and contemporary movies (including Avatar and Brokeback Mountain), diversifying the already broad selection of examples * Incorporates the latest developments in the field * Presents "How to Interpret" sections in every chapter * Includes revisions and improvements in every chapter

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Robert Dale Parker
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199757503
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 14,1cm x 21cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 366 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general, Literary theory

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