5 edition of European literary theory and practice found in the catalog.
European literary theory and practice
Vernon W. Gras
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||Edited with introd. by Vernon W. Gras.|
|Series||A Delta book|
|LC Classifications||PN94 .G7|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||368|
|LC Control Number||73160641|
The practice of literary theory became a profession in the 20th century, but it has historical roots as far back as ancient Greece (Aristotle’s Poetics is an often cited early example), ancient India (Bharata Muni’s Natya Shastra), ancient Rome (Longinus’s On the Sublime) and medieval Iraq (Al-Jahiz’s al-Bayan wa-‘l-tabyinand al-Hayawan, and ibn al-Mu’tazz’s Kitab al-Badi). This series aims to stage contemporary debates in the field, addressing topics such as: the role of affective experience in literary composition and reception, particularly in non-Western literatures; examinations of historical and conceptual relations between major and minor philosophies of emotion and literary experience; and studies of race.
"[Jonathan Culler's] ultimate aim, as his title suggests, is to make his readers aware of the literary (i.e., the special self-reflexive, questioning, skeptical attitude and practice which seeks to understand the conditions of its own possibility) within theory or Theory, which is an interdisciplinary undertaking informed by this attitude or. approach to textual, cultural, literary, and para-literary questions, areas, and problems. It is refreshing to read and study such a book, one that devotes proper attention to a "tenninological ly clear and 'hard hitting' position statement about the discipline" of Comparative Literature. Professor Totosy's "Manifesto" ofCited by:
Through the Negative The Photographic Image and the Written Word in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, 1st Edition. By Megan Williams. The Civil War was the first 'image war', as photographs of the battlefields became the dominant means for capturing an . About Literature, Culture, Theory Visit Acknowledging the contemporary expansion of cultural studies and the redefinitions of literature that this has entailed, the series includes not only original works of literary theory but also monographs and essay collections on topics and seminal figures from the long history of theoretical speculation.
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European literary theory and practice. Containing more than fifty essays by major literary scholars, International Postmodernism divides into four main sections. The volume starts off with a section of eight introductory studies dealing with the subject from different points of view followed by a section that deals with postmodernism in other arts than literature, while a third section discusses renovations of narrative genres and 3/5(3).
What Is Literary Theory?. When you hear the word “theory,” you might think first of the natural sciences, rather than of literature. In the sciences, theories are systems for understanding how an aspect of the world works: they can be used to explain past.
Theory of Literature is a book on literary scholarship by René Wellek, of the structuralist Prague school, and Austin Warren, a self-described "old New Critic". The two met at the University of Iowa in the late s, and by had begun writing the book; they wrote collaboratively, in a single voice over a period of three years.
Its contents were based on their shared Author: René Wellek, Austin Warren. “Theory After Theory is a beautifully organized, accessibly written, and helpful survey of a challenging body of material. Whether you are a newcomer to literary theory or a more seasoned reader looking to refresh your memory or connect the dots, this book offers generous assessments and valuable insights at every by: Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature.
However, literary scholarship since the 19th century often includes—in addition to, or even instead of literary theory in the strict sense—considerations of intellectual history, moral philosophy, social prophecy, and other interdisciplinary themes. ; 21 cm.
--Pages: A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory RAMAN SELDEN PETER WIDDOWSON PETER BROOKER Fifth edition A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theoryis a classic introduction to the ever-evolving field of modern literary theory, now expanded and updated in its fifth edition.
This book presents. Modern European Criticism and Theory offers the reader a comprehensive critical overview of the widespread and profound contest of ideas within European 'theory'.
The book focuses primarily on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies from the Enlightenment to the present day.
An introduction to literary theory. Perhaps. Or perhaps this is more of an essay on theory from a Marxist slant. Terry Eagleton's prefatory statement: "Hostility to theory usually means an opposition to other people's theories and an oblivion of one's own" seems ironic in a book, though innocuously entitled Literary Theory: An Introduction, that works instead to decimate most /5.
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Theory and History of Literature () is a landmark event in twentieth-century critical thought. Intended to stimulate research and encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, as well as to introduce prominent European theorists to the American academy, this book series is internationally renowned for its foundational literary scholarship.
By making available English. Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction provides an accessible overview of major figures and movements in literary theory and criticism from antiquity to the twenty-first century.
It is designed for students at the undergraduate level or for others needing a broad synthesis of the long history of literary theory. An introductory chapter provides an overview. This book holds to several basic premises.
First, it assumes that there is no such thing as an innocent reading of a literary work: Whether our responses are emotional and spontaneous or well-reasoned and highly structured, all such interactions are based on some underlying factors that cause us to respond to a text in a particular fashion.
approach selected literary texts newly equipped with a knowledge of the methodology and assisted by suggested questions. Critical Theory and Practice: A Coursebook is a challenging yet approachable textbook which not only clearly explains the terminology, but also stimulates the reader to engage with the theory and apply it in practice.
In light of recent, dramatic revisions in criticism of European-particularly German-Romanticism, this anthology brings together key texts of the movement, especially those written in the last quarter of the eighteenth century by Fichte, Schelling, Novalis, August Wilhelm Schlegel, and Friedrich Schlegel, among others.
This study--bridging contemporary theory, Chinese history, comparative literature, and culture studies--analyzes the historical interactions among China, Japan, and the West in terms of "translingual practice." By this term, the author refers to the process by which new words, meanings, discourses, and modes of representation arose, circulated.
The beginnings of the discipline were marked by the activities of the Russian Formalists. Wolfgang Iser's turn in the late s from reception theory and phenomenology of reading to what he called "literary anthropology" presaged the end of literary theory per se, and the death of Yuri Lotman in confirmed it.
The history of literary theory is pretty intertwined with philosophy, especially European Continental philosophy of the last couple centuries. A lot of that discipline's key thinkers - names you. The Economist is a curious publication. It always takes a point of view (as opposed to the all-the-news-that’s-fit-to-print approach).
It maintains a uniform voice (editors and writers are typically handpicked from the same elite British universities, and rarely are there author bylines).Book Description.
This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their place within European Literature.
Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature. (Jonathan Culler) Questions ().