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Literary Theory [electronic resource] : A Very Short Introduction

Culler, Jonathan. (Author).

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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades, literary theory is accused of undermining respect for tradition and truth and encouraging suspicion about the political and psychological implications of cultural projects rather than admiration for great literature. Here, Jonathan Culler explains

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  • ISBN: 9780191619489
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (185 p.)
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 What is theory?; 2 What is literature and does it matter?; 3 Literature and cultural studies; 4 Language, meaning, and interpretation; 5 Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry; 6 Narrative; 7 Performative language; 8 Identity, identification, and the subject; 9 Ethics and aesthetics; Appendix: Theoretical schools and movements; References; Further reading; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y
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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades, literary theory is accused of undermining respect for tradition and truth and encouraging suspicion about the political and psychological implications of cultural projects rather than admiration for great literature. Here, Jonathan Culler explains
Subject: Criticism -- History -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Literature
Genre: Electronic books.

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