Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide

Hardcover | January 30, 2006

EditorPatricia Waugh

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Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literarytheory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most important movements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

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Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literarytheory, Part Two looks at the foundational movem...

Patricia Waugh has published extensively in the field of modern fiction and criticism. She is the author of The Harvest of the Sixties: English Literature and its Backgrounds (1995) and Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature (1997). She has also edited a number of collections and anthologies ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.33 inPublished:January 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: criticism, theory, and anti-theoryPatricia Waugh: Part I Concepts of criticism and aesthetic origins1. Ann Nightingale: Mimesis: ancient Greek literary theory2. Andrew Bennett: Expressivity: the Romantic theory of authorship3. Timothy Clark: Interpretation: hermeneutics4. Patricia Waugh: Value: criticism, canons, and evaluationPart II Criticism and critical practices in the twentieth century5. Chris Baldick: Literature and the academy6. Ann Banfield: I. A. Richards7. Gareth Reeves: T. S. Eliot and the idea of tradition8. Michael Bell: Anthropology, myth, and modern criticism9. Gary Day: F. R. Leavis: criticism and culture10. Tony Davies: Marxist aesthetics11. David Fuller: William Empson: from verbal analysis to cultural criticism12. Stephen Matterson: The New Criticism13. Peter Lamarque: The intentional fallacy14. Andrew Bowie: Adorno and the Frankfurt School15. Celine Surprenant: Freud and psychoanalysis16. Gary Saul Morson: The Russian debate on narrative17. Lynne Pearce: Bakhtin and dialogics18. Faiza W. Shereen: Form, rhetoric, and intellectual history19. Glenn Jordan and Chris Weedon: Literature into culture: cultural studies after LeavisPart III Literary theory: movements and schools20. Susana Onega: Structuralism and narrative poetics21. Josiane Paccaud-Huguet: Psychoanalysis after Freud22. Alex Thompson: Deconstruction23. Fiona Tolann: Feminisms24. Elleke Boehmer: Postcolonialism25. Kathleen Kerr: Race, nation, and ethnicity26. Paul Hamilton: Reconstructing historicism27. Chris Snipp-Walmsley: Postmodernism28. Tony Purvis: Sexualities29. Christopher Norris: Science and criticism: beyond the culture warsPart IV Futures and retrospects30. K. M. Newton: Performing literary interpretation31. Sean Burke: The responsibilities of the writer32. Roger Luckhurst: Mixing memory and desire: psychoanalysis, psychology, and trauma theory33. Jeremy Hawthorn: Theories of the gaze34. David Punter: Anti-canon theory35. Richard Kerridge: Environmentalism and ecocriticism36. Alan Richardson: Cognitive literary criticism37. Scott Wilson: Writing excess: the poetic principle of post-literary cultureIndex