The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

Second Edition

Author: Leitch, Vincent B,Cain, William E

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393932923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2800

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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism is the gold standard for anyone who wishes to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 185 pieces (31 of them new) by 148 authors (18 of them new), The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism , Second Edition, is more comprehensive, and more varied, in its selection than any other anthology. New selections from non-western theory and a thoroughly updated twentieth century selection make the book even more diverse and authoritative.

Teaching with the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

A Guide for Instructors

Author: Vincent B. Leitch,M. Keith Booker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393975741

Category: Criticism

Page: 208

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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism presents a staggeringly varied collection of the most influential critical statements from the classical era to the present day.

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Martin Sexl

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825225275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

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Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.

Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641156149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Shakespeare ist wohl der bekannteste Dramatiker aller Zeiten, doch über sein Leben wissen wir so gut wie nichts. Kein Brief blieb von ihm erhalten, wir kennen nur ein paar dürre Lebensdaten, vereinzelte Schriftsätze aus Prozessen, die er betrieb – und ein überaus nüchternes Testament, in dem er seiner Frau sein zweitbestes Bett vermacht. In seiner hochgelobten Biographie versucht Stephen Greenblatt mit detektivischem Scharfsinn, die Lücken dieser Lebensgeschichte zu füllen und hinter das Geheimnis zu kommen, wie aus einem talentierten Jungen aus einer englischen Kleinstadt der größte Dramatiker aller Zeiten werden konnte, kurz: wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde.

Canterbury-Erzählungen (illustriert)

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372704

Category:

Page: N.A

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Die Erzählungen, von denen nicht alle als Original gelten, sind in eine Rahmenhandlung eingebunden, die von einer Pilgergruppe auf ihrem Weg von Southwark, einem Vorort von London, nach Canterbury handelt, wo sie das Grabmal von Thomas Becket in der Kathedrale von Canterbury besichtigen wollen. Der Wirt, Harry, des Tabard Inn schlägt den dreißig Pilgern vor, auf dem Hin- und Rückweg je zwei Geschichten zu erzählen, und verspricht dem besten Erzähler als Preis eine Gratismahlzeit.

Theory Matters

Author: Vincent Leitch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s

Author: Vincent B. Leitch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135218005

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s fully updates Vincent B. Leitch’s classic book, American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s following the development of the American academy right up to the present day. Updated throughout and with a brand new chapter, this second edition: provides a critical history of American literary theory and practice, discussing the impact of major schools and movements examines the social and cultural background to literary research, considering the role of key theories and practices provides profiles of major figures and influential texts, outlining the connections among theorists presents a new chapter on developments since the 1980s, including discussions of feminist, queer, postcolonial and ethnic criticism. Comprehensive and engaging, this book offers a crucial overview of the development of literary studies in American universities, and a springboard to further research for all those interested in the development and study of Literature.

New Historicism

Literaturgeschichte als Poetik der Kultur

Author: Moritz Bassler,Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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Literary Criticism in the 21st Century

Theory Renaissance

Author: Vincent B. Leitch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147252831X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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For more than a decade literary criticism has been thought to be in a post-theory age. Despite this, the work of thinkers such as Derrida, Deleuze and Foucault and new writers such as Agamben and Ranciere continue to be central to literary studies. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century explores the explosion of new theoretical approaches that has seen a renaissance in theory and its importance in the institutional settings of the humanities today. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century covers such issues as: The institutional history of theory in the academy The case against theory, from the 1970s to today Critical reading, theory and the wider world Keystone works in contemporary theory New directions and theory's many futures Written with an engagingly personal and accessible approach that brings theory vividly to life, this is a passionate defence of theory and its continuing relevance in the 21st century.

Strukturalismus, heute

Brüche, Spuren, Kontinuitäten

Author: Martin Endres,Leonhard Herrmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 347604551X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Wann beginnt, wann endet der Strukturalismus? Wie aktuell sind strukturalistische Grundannahmen, Methoden und analytische Praktiken? Aus der Sicht der Literatur-, Sprach- und Medienwissenschaft, der Kulturwissenschaft, der Narratologie und der Semiotik fragt der Band nach der Tradition, der Aktualität und der Relevanz strukturalistischer Denkmodelle. Deutlich wird dabei: Strukturalistische Grundannahmen reichen weiter in die Vergangenheit zurück und weiter in die Gegenwart hinein als vielfach angenommen.

Living with theory

Author: Vincent B. Leitch

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405175289

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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In a clear and readable style, Living with Theory maps out contemporary theory, tracing its complex configurations, its political preoccupations, and its relations with literature. Argues that the field of theory in late postmodern consumer society has become overburdened with new ideas, and that there is an essential need for guides and signposts in this complex field Maps out contemporary theory, tracing its complex configurations, its political preoccupations, and its relations with literature Explores the engagement of theory with such phenomena as globalization and postmodernism, multiculturalism and cultural wars, plus the rise of neoliberalism and the corporate university Highlights the current reconfiguration of critical reading and its potential future

Uni-Wissen Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft (deutsche Version)

Optimize your exam preparation Anglistik/Amerikanistik

Author: Vera Nünning,Ansgar Nünning

Publisher: Klett Lerntraining

ISBN: 3129391134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft gibt eine kompakte Einführung in zentrale Gegenstände, Ansätze und Fragestellungen der anglistisch-amerikanistischen Literaturwissenschaft. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Vermittlung von Überblickswissen, literaturwissenschaftlichen Kategorien ud Methoden der Lyrik-, Dramen-, Erzähltext- und Medienanalyse. Die englischsprachige Version dieses Grundkurses ist unter dem Titel An Introduction to the Study of English and American (ISBN Print 9783129390252, ISBN epub 9783129391136) erschienen.

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories

Anglo-Italian Transactions

Author: Professor Michele Marrapodi

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and the innovative dramatic practices under the early Stuarts. Contributors respond anew to the process of cultural exchange, cultural transaction, and generic intertextuality involved in the debate on dramatic theory and literary kinds in the Renaissance, exploring, with special emphasis on Shakespeare's works, the level of cultural appropriation, contamination, revision, and subversion characterizing early modern English drama. Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories offers a wide range of approaches and critical viewpoints of leading international scholars concerning questions which are still open to debate and which may pave the way to further groundbreaking analyses on Shakespeare's art of dramatic construction and that of his contemporaries.

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

Justice for Hedgehogs

Author: Ronald Dworkin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674071964

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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In Dworkin’s master work, the central thesis is that all areas of value depend on one another. This is one, big thing that the hedgehog knows, in contrast to the fox, who knows many little things. Dworkin’s understanding of the relationship—between ethics, morality, and political morality—is significantly revised and also greatly elaborated. He argues that “dignity” is the essential core of living well and that a satisfactory account of dignity would, in turn, point to two principles. The first states that it is objectively important that each person’s life go well; and the second that each person has a special responsibility for identifying what counts as success in his or her own life. Dworkin believes that values cohere and that in order to defend that coherence he has to take up a broad variety of philosophical issues that are not normally treated in one book. He discusses the metaphysics of value, the character of truth, the nature of interpretation, the conditions of agreement and disagreement, the phenomenon of moral responsibility and the problem of free will as well as more substantive issues of ethical, moral and legal theory.

The Shadow of the Precursor

Author: Nena Bierbaum

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443834866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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A shadow, in its most literal sense, is the projection of a silhouette against a surface and the obstruction of direct light from hitting that surface. For writers and artists, the shadows cast by their precursors can be either a welcome influence, one consciously evoked in textual production via homage or bricolage, or can manifest as an intrusive, haunting, prohibitive presence, one which threatens to engulf the successor. Many writers and artists are affected by an anxious and ambiguous relationship with their precursors, while others are energised by this relationship. The role that intertextuality plays in creative production invites interrogation, and this publication explores a range of conscious and unconscious influences informing relations between texts and contexts, between predecessors and successors. The chapters revolve around intertextual influence, ranging from conscious imitation and intentional allusion to Julia Kristeva’s idea of intertextuality. Do all texts contain references to and even quotations from other texts? Do such references help shape how we read? This multidisciplinary work includes chapters on the long shadows cast by Shakespeare, Dante, Scott, Virgil and Ovid, the shadows of colonial precursors on postcolonial successors, the shadows cast over Kipling and Murdoch, and chapters on other writers, dramatists and filmmakers and their relationships with precursor figures. With its focus on intertextual relationships, this book contributes to the thriving fields of adaptation studies and studies of intertextuality.

Avant-garde Performance & the Limits of Criticism

Approaching the Living Theatre, Happenings/Fluxus, and the Black Arts Movement

Author: Mike Sell

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472033077

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

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Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism looks at the American avant-garde during the Cold War period, focusing on the interrelated questions of performance practices, cultural resistance, and the politics of criticism and scholarship in the U.S. counterculture. This groundbreaking book examines the role of the scholar and critic in the cultural struggles of radical artists and reveals how avant-garde performance identifies the very limits of critical consideration. It also explores the popularization of the avant-garde: how formerly subversive art is eventually discovered by the mass media, is gobbled up by the marketplace, and finds its way onto the syllabi of college and university courses. This book is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.

F.O. Matthiessen and the Politics of Criticism

Author: William E. Cain

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299119140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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F.O. Matthiessen remains one of America's leading twentieth-century critics in part because the problems he and his contemporaries struggled with remain ours today. William E. Cain studies Matthiessen's career with careful attention to biographical, institutional, literary, and political contexts. He considers Matthiessen's many reviews and essays on literature and deals sympathetically, but critically, with Matthiessen's attitudes toward the Cold War as revealed in his memoir, From the Heart of Europe. Cain draws connections between Matthiessen's criticism and the influence of significant political movements like the Popular Front of the 1930s, the Progressive Party, and Henry Wallace's campaign for the presidency in 1948. Analyzing specific texts by Thoreau, James, Dreiser, and Melville, he confronts the difficult and highly contested relationships between literary criticism and politics, scholarship and the public sphere, pedagogy and social activism. He suggests that critics need to acknowledge the primacy of their political commitments and should proceed to teach and write accordingly. This argument, certain to prove a controversial one, will spark extensive debate and discussion about the theory and practice of intellectual work. All students and scholars of English and American literature, American studies, black studies, and American history will welcome this original and stimulating study, the first to treat Matthiessen in fully detailed social, historical, and political contexts.