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Texts and Contexts Writing About Literature with Critical Theory Plus MyLiteratureLab -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2/12/2016
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Theories and strategies for writing about literature

By considering how adept readers behave and what assumptions they might make while interacting with literary text, Texts and Contexts: Writing About Literature with Critical Theory teaches students the challenging art of writing about literature. The Seventh Edition provides overviews of literature and how to write about it, as well as critical and literary theory with examples throughout. Students will learn versatile strategies in reading, writing, interpreting data, and constructing arguments that can be applied to virtually any field.  


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Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

1.    An Introduction, Theoretically

2.    Critical Words: A Selective Tour

3.    Unifying the Work: New Criticism

4.    Creating the Text: Reader-Response Criticism

5.    Opening Up the Text: Structuralism and Deconstruction

6.    Connecting the Text: Historical and New Historical Criticism

7.    Minding the Work: Psychological Criticism

8.    Gendering the Text: Feminist Criticism, Post-feminism, and Queer Theory

 


COMPREHENSIVE CONTENTS

PREFACE                  

1.  An Introduction, Theoretically

Textual Tours

Checking Some Baggage

“Is There One Correct Interpretation of a Literary Work?”

“So, Are All Opinions About Literature Equally Valid?”

Anything to Declare?

Theory Enables Practice

You Already Have a Theoretical Stance

This is an Introduction

Here’s the Plan

Works Cited and Recommended Further Reading           

                                                             

2.  Critical Worlds: A Selective Tour

Brendan Gill, from Here at “The New Yorker

New Criticism

Reader-Response Criticism

Structuralist and Deconstructive Criticism

Historical, Postcolonial, and Cultural Studies

Psychological Criticism

Political Criticism

Other Approaches

Works Cited and Recommended Further Reading


3. Unifying the Work: New Criticism

The Purpose of New Criticism

Basic Principles Reflected

Archibald MacLeish, “Ars Poetica”

Radicals in Tweed Jackets

How to Do New Criticism

Film and Other Genres

The Writing Process: A Sample Essay

Gwendolyn Brooks, “The Mother”

Preparing to Write

Shaping

Drafting

Practicing New Criticism

Stephen Shu-ning Liu, “My Father’s Martial Art”

Questions

Ben Jonson, “On My First Son”

Questions

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Questions

Useful Terms for New Criticism

Checklist for New Criticism

Works Cited

Recommended Further Reading


4.  Creating the Text: Reader-Response Criticism

The Purpose of Reader-Response Criticism

New Criticism as the Old Criticism

The Reader Emerges

Hypertextual Readers

How to Do Reader-Response Criticism

Preparing to Respond

Sandra Cisneros, “Love Poem #1”

Making Sense

Subjective Response

Receptive Response

The Writing Process: A Sample Essay

Preparing to Respond

Ernest Hemingway, A Very Short Story

Preparing to Write

Shaping

Drafting

Practicing Reader-Response Criticism

Michael Drayton, “Since There’s No Help”

   Questions

Judith Minty, Killing the Bear

   Questions

Tom Wayman, “Did I Miss Anything?”

    Questions

   A. Williams “deep as space”

    Questions

Useful Terms for Reader-Response Criticism

Checklist: Using Reader-Response Criticism

Works Cited

Recommended Further Reading


5.   Opening Up the Text: Structuralism and Deconstruction

The Purposes of Structuralism and Deconstruction

Structuralism and Semiotics

Poststructuralism and Deconstruction

How to Do Structuralism and Deconstruction

William Butler Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium”

The Writing Process: A Sample Essay

Amy Clampitt, “Discovery”

Preparing to Write

Shaping

Drafting

Practicing Structuralist and Deconstructive Criticism

Questions

Cut through the anxiety, the unknown, the hassle . . .                        

William Blake, “London”

Questions

Linda Pastan, “Ethics”

Questions

John Donne, “Death Be Not Proud”

Questions

Useful Terms for Deconstruction

Checklist for Deconstruction

Works Cited

Recommended Further Reading


6.   Connecting the Text: Historical and New Historical Criticism

The Purposes of Historical and New Historical Criticism

Biographical and Historical Criticism

John Milton, “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent”

Cultural Studies

New Historicism

History as Text

Marxist Criticism

Postcolonial and Ethnic Studies

How to Do Biographical and Historical Criticism

The Writing Process: Sample Essays

John Cheever, Reunion

A Biographical Essay

Preparing to Write

Shaping

Drafting

A New Historical Essay

Preparing to Write

Shaping

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