The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-15
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This ninth volume in The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism presents a wide-ranging survey of developments in literary criticism and theory during the last century. Drawing on the combined expertise of a large team of specialist scholars, it offers an authoritative account of the various movements of thought that have made the late twentieth century such a richly productive period in the history of criticism. The aim has been to cover developments which have had greatest impact on the academic study of literature, along with background chapters that place those movements in a broader, intellectual, national and socio-cultural perspective. In comparison with Volumes Seven and Eight, also devoted to twentieth-century developments, there is marked emphasis on the rethinking of historical and philosophical approaches, which have emerged, especially during the past two decades, as among the most challenging areas of debate.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Historicism and historical criticism
Literary criticism and the history of ideas
Cultural materialism
New historicism
Fascist politics and literary criticism Ortwin de Graef
Marxism and Post Marxism
Marxism and literary criticism
Marxism and poststructuralism
Adorno and the early Frankfurt School
The German-French debate: critical, theory, hermeneutics deconstruction
Post-war Italian intellectual culture: from Marxism to cultural studies
From Folk Narratives to Cultural Studies
Mikhail Bakhtin: language narrative literature
Cultural studies
Literature and the institutional context
Psychoanalytic Approaches
Literary criticism and psychoanalytic positions
Gender and Sexuality
The history of feminist criticism
Deconstruction and feminism
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender criticism
Colonialism, Post-Coloniality, Nation and Race
Post-colonial theory
African American literary history
Anthropological criticism
Modernity and Postmodernism
Modernism, modernity, modernisation
Philosophy Aesthetics Literary Criticism
Words and things in phenomenology and existentialism
Criticism, aesthetics and analytic philosophy
Italian idealism
Spanish and Spanish American poetics and criticism
American neopragmatism and its background
Ethics and literary studies
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Literature and theology
Literary theory, science and philosophy of science
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