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Literary Criticism : An Introduction to Theory and Practice

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9780131534483

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0131534483
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

The fourth edition of the bestselling Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice showcases various schools of twentieth century criticism in historical and philosophical contexts.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
To the Reader xi
1 Defining Criticism, Theory, and Literature
1(19)
Listening to a Conversation
1(1)
Eavesdropping on a Literature Classroom
2(2)
Can a Text Have More Than One Interpretation?
4(1)
How to Become a Literary Critic
5(1)
What Is Literary Criticism?
6(1)
What Is Literary Theory?
7(2)
Making Meaning from Text
9(1)
The Reading Process and Literary Theory
10(2)
What Is Literature?
12(2)
Literary Theory and the Definition of Literature
14(1)
The Function of Literature and Literary Theory
15(2)
Beginning the Formal Study of Literary Theory
17(1)
Further Reading
18(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
19(1)
2 A Historical Survey of Literary Criticism
20(30)
Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.E.)
21(2)
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.)
23(2)
Horace (65-8 B.C.E.)
25(1)
Longinus (First Century C.E.)
26(1)
Plotinus (204-270 C.E.)
27(1)
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
28(1)
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
29(1)
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
30(1)
John Dryden (1631-1700)
31(1)
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
32(2)
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
34(1)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
35(2)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
37(1)
Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (1828-1893)
38(2)
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
40(2)
Henry James (1843-1916)
42(2)
Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)
44(3)
Modern Literary Criticism
47(1)
Further Reading
48(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
49(1)
3 Russian Formalism and New Criticism
50(22)
Russian Formalism
50(3)
Bridging the Gap Between Russian Formalism and New Criticism
53(1)
Applying Russian Formalism to a Literary Text
53(1)
New Criticism
54(2)
Historical Development
56(2)
Assumptions
58(4)
Methodology
62(3)
Questions for Analysis
65(1)
Critiques and Responses
65(1)
Further Reading
66(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
67(1)
Sample Essay
67(1)
Student Essay: Hilary S. Brautigam, Controlled Passion
68(4)
4 Reader-Oriented Criticism
72(24)
Historical Development
76(4)
Assumptions
80(2)
Methodology
82(6)
Questions for Analysis
88(1)
Critiques and Responses
89(1)
Further Reading
90(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
91(1)
Sample Essay
91(1)
Student Essay: Ian J. Galloway, The Child Grandmother
92(4)
5 Modernity and Postmodernism: Structuralism and Deconstruction
96(46)
Modernity
96(2)
Poststructuralism or Postmodernism
98(3)
Modernity to Modernism
101(1)
Historical Development of Structuralism
102(7)
Assumptions of Structuralism
109(2)
Methodologies of Structuralism
111(5)
Deconstruction Theory: From Structuralism to Poststructuralism
116(1)
Deconstruction: Historical Development
117(3)
Deconstructions' Assumptions
120(2)
Methodology
122(4)
Deconstructive Suppositions for Textual Analysis
126(3)
Questions for Analysis
129(2)
Critiques and Responses
131(2)
Further Reading
133(1)
Structuralism
133(1)
Deconstruction
134(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
134(1)
Sample Essays
135(1)
Student Essay I (Structuralist Approach): Matthew G. Hepler, A Disconnect of Appearance and Reality: The Binaries of "Rappaccini's Daughter"
136(3)
Student Essay II (Deconstructive Approach): Danielle M. Bowers, Choosing Between Two Roads: Deconstructing Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"
139(3)
6 Psychoanalytic Criticism
142(25)
Historical Development
144(11)
The Present State of Psychoanalytic Criticism
155(1)
Assumptions
156(1)
Methodologies
157(3)
Questions for Analysis
160(1)
Critiques and Responses
160(1)
Further Reading
161(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
162(1)
Sample Essay
162(1)
Student Essay: Brandon W. Hawk, Anima and Reality in Poe's "Ligeia"
163(4)
7 Feminism
167(24)
Historical Development
171(3)
Feminism in the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's
174(6)
Present-day Feminist Criticisms
180(2)
Assumptions
182(1)
Methodology
183(1)
Questions for Analysis
184(1)
Critiques and Responses
184(2)
Further Reading
186(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
187(1)
Sample Essay
188(1)
Student Essay: Lori Huth, Throwing Off the Yoke: "Rip Van Winkle" and Women
188(3)
8 Marxism
191(21)
Historical Development
192(8)
Marxist Theorists Today
200(1)
Assumptions
201(3)
Methodology
204(1)
Questions for Analysis
205(1)
Critiques and Responses
205(1)
Further Reading
206(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
207(1)
Sample Essay
208(1)
Student Essay: Matthew S. Lasher, Heaven's Last Gleaming
208(4)
9 Cultural Poetics or New Historicism
212(21)
A New-Critical Lecture
212(1)
Old Historicism
213(1)
New Historicism
214(1)
Historical Development
214(4)
Cultural Materialism
218(1)
New Historicism
218(1)
Assumptions
219(3)
What Cultural Poetics Rejects
222(1)
What Cultural Poetics Does and Accepts
223(1)
Methodology
223(3)
Questions for Analysis
226(1)
Critiques and Responses
226(1)
Further Reading
227(1)
Web Sites for Exploration
228(1)
Sample Essay
229(1)
Student Essay: Anna L. Kruse, Done Yesterday: A New Historicist Reading of Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est"
229(4)
10 Cultural Studies: Postcolonialism, African-American Criticism, and Queer Theory 233(98)
Postcolonialism: "The Empire Writes Back"
235(9)
African-American Criticism
244(8)
Queer Theory
252(9)
Critiques and Responses
261(2)
Further Reading
263(2)
Web Sites for Exploration
265(1)
Sample Essay
265(1)
Student Essay: Benjamin K. Walker, The Empire Fights Back: Spectral Persecution and the Nightmare of Decolonization in Kipling's "At the End of the Passage"
266(4)
Literary Selections
270(1)
John Keats, "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (1816)
270(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Rappaccini's Daughter" (From the Writings of Aubepine; 1844)
271(22)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Young Goodman Brown"
293(10)
Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"
303(1)
Edgar Allan Poe, "Ligeia"
303(12)
Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est" (1920)
315(1)
Rudyard Kipling, "At the End of the Passage"
316(15)
Glossary 331(37)
Index 368


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