Beginning theory : an introduction to literary and cultural theory /
- Publication info:
- Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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- Beginning theory : an introduction to literary and cultural theory / Peter Barry.
- Main Author:
- Barry, Peter, 1947-
Manchester, UK ; New York : New York : Manchester University Press ; 2009
- 3rd ed.
"Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for well over a decade now. This new and expanded third edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field." "The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped."--BOOK JACKET.
- Item Description:
Previous ed.: 2002.
- Physical Description:
xii, 338 p. ; 20 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -330) and index.
9780719079276 (pbk.)0719079276 (pbk.)
Table of Contents
- 1. Theory before 'theory' - liberal humanism
- 2. Structuralism
- 3. Post-structuralism and deconstruction
- 4. Postmodernism
- 5. Psychoanalytic criticism
- 6. Feminist criticism
- 7. Lesbian/gay criticism
- 8. Marxist criticism
- 9. New historicism and cultural materialism
- 10. Postcolonial criticism
- 11. Stylistics
- 12. Narratology
- 13. Ecocriticism
- 14. Literary theory - a history in ten events
- 15. Theory after 'Theory'
- App. 1. Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Oval Portrait'
- App. 2. Dylan Thomas, 'A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London'
- App. 3. William Cowper, 'The Castaway'
- Where do we go from here? Further reading.