eBook The Literary Theory Handbook, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118331583
  • ISBN-13: 9781118331583
  • DDC: 801.9509
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 438 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The Literary Theory Handbook provides the ideal starting point to the subject for students, offering clarity on the history, scope and application of literary theory, and providing four distinct entryways into this vast and varied discourse.  Raising key questions about the nature of theory and literature, individual chapters offer historical, thematic, biographical, practical perspectives on theoretical concepts, ideas and modes of practice. A chapter on the historical development of theoretical movements, trends and ideas makes connections between and among theories across a century of development. Separate entries on major theories bring together similar methods or objects of study, such as Form, Structure, and Narrative, and short biographical sketches provide a handy reference for key theorists and their major works. The final section of the Handbook features brief readings of literary texts--including works by Shakespeare, Conrad, Faulkner, Beckett, and Rushdie--each informed by multiple perspectives that exemplify theoretical practice. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Alphabetical Listing of Key Movements and Theories.
Introduction.
1: The Rise of Literary Theory.
2: The Scope of Literary Theory.
3: Form/Structure/Narrative/Genre.
4: Ideology/Philosophy/History/Aesthetics.
5: Language/Systems/Texts/Readers.
6: Mind/Body/Gender/Identity.
7: Culture/Ethnicities/Nations/Locations.
8: People/Places/Bodies/Things.
9: Key Figures in Literary Theory.
10: Theodor Adorno (1903–69).
11: Giorgio Agamben (1942– ).
12: Louis Althusser (1918–90).
13: Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895–1975).
14: Roland Barthes (1915–80).
15: Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007).
16: Walter Benjamin (1892–1940).
17: Homi Bhabha (1949– ).
18: Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002).
19: Lawrence Buell (1939– ).
20: Judith Butler (1956– ).
21: Hélène Cixous (1937– ).
22: Lennard Davis (1949– ).
23: Teresa de Lauretis (1939– ).
24: Gilles Deleuze (1925–95) and Félix Guattari (1930–92).
25: Paul de Man (1919–83).
26: Jacques Derrida (1930–2004).
27: Terry Eagleton (1943– ).
28: Frantz Fanon (1925–61).
29: Stanley Fish (1938– ).
30: Michel Foucault (1926–84).
31: Henry Louis Gates (1950– ).
32: Sandra Gilbert (1936– ) and Susan Gubar (1944– ).
33: Stephen Greenblatt (1943– ).
34: Elizabeth Grosz (1952– ).
35: Stuart Hall (1932– ).
36: Donna Haraway (1944– ).
37: N. Katherine Hayles (1943– ).
38: Bell Hooks (1952– ).
39: Luce Irigaray (1930– ).
40: Wolfgang Iser (1926–2007).
41: Fredric Jameson (1934– ).
42: Julia Kristeva (1941– ).
43: Jacques Lacan (1901–81).
44: Bruno Latour (1947– ).
45: Jean-François Lyotard (1924–98).
46: J. Hillis Miller (1928– ).
47: Antonio Negri (1933– ).
48: Jacques Rancière (1940– ).
49: Edward Said (1935–2003).
50: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950–2009).
51: Elaine Showalter (1941– ).
52: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942– ).
53: Raymond Williams (1921–88).
54: Cary Wolfe (1959– ).
55: Slavoj Žižek (1949– ).
56: Reading with Literary Theory.
Recommendations for Further Reading.
Glossary.
Index.