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By Raman Selden

ISBN-10: 0582894107

ISBN-13: 9780582894105

The 5th variation of this reader's consultant continues to be real to the beliefs of past variants, delivering a concise advisor to modern literary theories. The e-book covers an enormous diversity of differing sorts of English literature.

content material: New feedback, ethical formalism, and F.R. Leavis --
Origins : Eliot, Richards, Empson --
the yank new critics --
ethical formalism : F.R. Leavis --
Russian formalism and the Bahktin college --
Shklovsky, Mukařovský, Jakobson --
The Bakhtin institution --
Reader-oriented theories --
Phenomenology : Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer --
Hans Robert Jauss and Wolfgang Iser --
Fish, Riffaterre, Bleich --
Structuralist theories --
The linguistic history --
Structuralist narratology --
Metaphor and metonymy --
Structuralist poetics --
Marxist theories --
Soviet socialist realism --
Lukács and Brecht --
The Frankfurt university and after : Adorno and Benjamin --
"Structuralist" Marxism : Goldmann, Althusser, Macherey --
"New Left" Marxism : Williams, Eagleton, Jameson --
Feminist theories --
First-wave feminist feedback : Woolf and de Beauvoir --
Second-wave feminist feedback --
Kate Millett : sexual politics --
Marxist feminism --
Elaine Showalter : gynocriticism --
French feminism : Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray --
Poststructuralist theories --
Roland Barthes --
Psychoanalytic theories --
Jacques Lacan --
Julia Kristeva --
Deleuze and Guattari --
Deconstruction : Jacques Derrida --
American deconstruction --
Michel Foucault --
New historicism and cultural materialism --
Postmodernist theories --
Jean Baudrillard --
Jean-François Lyotard --
Postmodernism and Marxism --
Postmodern feminisms --
Postcolonialist theories --
Edward stated --
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak --
Homi ok. Bhabha --
Race and ethnicity --
homosexual, lesbian, and queer theories --
homosexual idea and feedback --
Lesbian feminist idea and feedback --
Queer concept and feedback --

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Practical language is used for acts of communication, while literary language has no practical function at all and simply makes us see differently. One might apply this fairly easily to a writer such as Gerard Manley Hopkins, whose language is ‘difficult’ in a way which draws attention to itself as ‘literary’, but it is also easy to show that there is no intrinsically literary language. ” “Not long. ’ There is absolutely no linguistic reason to regard the words as ‘literary’. We read them as literary rather than as an act of communication only because we read them in what we take to be a literary work.

Dover Wilson (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [1932], 1971). Arnold, Matthew, Essays in Criticism, Second Series, 1888. , The Rhetoric of Fiction (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1961). Brooks, Cleanth, The Well-Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry [1947] (Methuen, London, 1968). Brooks, Cleanth and Warren, Robert Penn (eds), Understanding Poetry: An Anthology for College Students (Henry Holt, New York, 1938). Brooks, Cleanth and Warren, Robert Penn (eds), Understanding Fiction (Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1943).

Qxd 07/02/2005 14:43 Page 29 CHAPTER 2 Russian formalism and the Bakhtin School S tudents of literature brought up in the tradition of AngloAmerican New Criticism with its emphasis on ‘practical criticism’ and the organic unity of the text might expect to feel at home with Russian Formalism. Both kinds of criticism aim to explore what is specifically literary in texts, and both reject the limp spirituality of late Romantic poetics in favour of a detailed and empirical approach to reading. That being said, it must be admitted that the Russian Formalists were much more interested in ‘method’, much more concerned to establish a ‘scientific’ basis for the theory of literature.

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