Literary Theories: A Case Study in Critical Performance

Literary Theories: A Case Study in Critical Performance

By: William Baker (editor), Julian Wolfreys (editor)Paperback

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Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyse and interpret the text. Literary Theories challenges the out-dated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading and interpretation and, believing that the best way to learn is through practical application, plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Clearly argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink interpretation, literary writing and critical reading.

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Contents

Preface & Acknowledgements - Overture - Introduction; W. Baker & J. Wolfreys - Snowed Up: A Mistletoe Story; R. Jefferies - Richard Jefferies: A Brief Biography & 'Snowed Up': A Note on the Manuscript and its Discovery; D. Blomfield & W. Baker - PART 1: FORMALIST CONCERNS - 'Snowed Up': A Structuralist Reading; J. Cowley - Snow Me Again: A Poststructuralist Narratology of 'Snowed Up'; M. Currie - Does Edie Count?: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on 'Snowed Up'; J. Barker - ENTR'ACTE - 'Snowed Up: A Mistletoe Story': Feminist Approaches; R. Robbins - PART 2: POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL ACCOUNTS - Agriculture and Anarchy: A Marxist Interpretation of 'Snowed Up'; J. Maynard - Power and Its Representations: A New Historicist Reading of Richard Jefferies' 'Snowed Up'; J. Brannigan - ENCORE - An 'Economics' of Snow and the Blank Page or, 'Writing' at the 'Margins': 'Deconstructing Richard Jefferies'?; J. Wolfreys - Notes on Contributors - Bibliography - Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/10/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780333663028
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780333663028
  • weight: 335
  • ISBN10: 0333663020

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