9780631172765

Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631172765

  • ISBN10:

    0631172769

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/1998
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Michael Ryan's comprehensive textbook on the practice of literary theory demonstrates how the full panoply of theoretical approaches can be used to read the same texts. Designed for introductory criticism courses, either at the advanced undergraduate or at the beginning postgraduate level, it can be used to great advantage in conjunction with Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan's Literary Theory: An Anthology, published by Blackwell in 1998. The key texts examined are: Shakespeare, King Lear;Henry James, The Aspern Papers Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Elizabeth Bishop's poems At the Fishhouses, The Map, Moose and Sestina. The contending theories range from Formalism, Structuralism, Psychoanalysis, and Marxism, to Post-Structuralism, Feminism, Gender, Queer Theory and Gay/Lesbian Studies, Historicism, Ethnic Studies, Post-colonial and International Studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: How To Use This Book
Formalism: Introduction
A Russian Formalist Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for a New Critical Reading of King Lear
A Formalist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, The Moose
Suggestions for a Formalist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, At the Fishhouses
Structuralism: Introduction
A Structuralist Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for a Structuralist Reading of The Aspern Papers
Suggestions for a Structuralist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, The Map
Psychoanalysis: Introduction
A Psychoanalytic Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, In the Village and Sestina
A Psychoanalytic Reading of The Bluest Eye
Suggestions for a Psychoanalytic Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for a Psychoanalytic Reading of The Aspern Papers
Marxism: Introduction
A Marxist Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for a Marxist Reading of The Aspern Papers
Suggestions for a Marxist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, A Miracle for Breakfast
Suggestions for a Marxist Reading of The Bluest Eye
Post-Structuralism, Deconstruction, Post-Modernism: Introduction
A Post-Structuralist Reading of King Lear
A Post-Structuralist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, Crusoe in England
Suggestions for a Post-Structuralist Reading of Over 2,000 Illustrations & a Complete Concordance
Suggestions for a Post-Structuralist Reading of The Bluest Eye
Feminism: Introduction
A Feminist Reading of The Aspern Papers
Suggestions for a Feminist Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for a Feminist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, Roosters
Suggestions for a Feminist Reading of The Bluest Eye
Gender, Queer Theory, Gay/Lesbian Studies: Introduction
A Gender Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for a Gender Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, In the Waiting Room
Suggestions for a Gender Reading of The Bluest Eye
Historicism: Introduction
An Historicist Reading of King Lear
Suggestions for an Historicist Reading of The Aspern Papers
Suggestions for an Historicist Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, Twelve O'Clock News
Suggestions for an Historicist Reading of The Bluest Eye
Ethnic, Post-Colonial, International Studies: Introduction
A Post-Colonial Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, Brazil, January 1, 1502
Suggestions for an Ethnic Studies Reading of Elizabeth Bishop, Faustina, or Rock Roses
Suggestions for an Ethnic Studies Reading of The Bluest Eye
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