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Title:
Literary theory today
Author:
Collier, Peter.
Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
ix, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801425264

9780801497612
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN94 .L488 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This volume assesses the current state of literary theory and examines the issues to be addressed by future research. The essays in this volume cover established theoretical perspectives and debates and also examine the changing the face of literary studies in the modern world. They include essays on reception theory, sociology and literature, modernism and post-modernism, Marxism and literature, feminist literary theory, psychoanalytic literary theory and the relevance of race and imperialism to the study of literature.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond Postmodernism
Part I
1 The Surprise of OthernessBarbara Johnson
2 The Problem of Aesthetic ValuePeter Burger
3 Metaphysics at the Moment of its FallAlbrecht Wellmer
Part II
4 The Theory of ReceptionHans Robert Jauss
5 The New HistoricismStephen Greenblatt
6 Text, Author-Function and SocietyRobert Weimann
Part III
7 Undecidability as Hermeneutic ConstraintMichael Riffaterre
8 Literariness, Dominance and Violence in Formalist AestheticsAnn Jefferson
9 ConversionsSarah Kofman
10 Identification and the RealJulia Kristeva
Part IV
11 Feminism and LiteratureElaine Showalter
12 Articulating the ArchaicHomi K Bhabha
13 Post-structuralism, Marginality, Post-Coloniality and ValueGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Index
Introduction: Beyond Postmodernism
Part I
1 The Surprise of OthernessBarbara Johnson
2 The Problem of Aesthetic ValuePeter Burger
3 Metaphysics at the Moment of its FallAlbrecht Wellmer
Part II
4 The Theory of ReceptionHans Robert Jauss
5 The New HistoricismStephen Greenblatt
6 Text, Author-Function and SocietyRobert Weimann
Part III
7 Undecidability as Hermeneutic ConstraintMichael Riffaterre
8 Literariness, Dominance and Violence in Formalist AestheticsAnn Jefferson
9 ConversionsSarah Kofman
10 Identification and the RealJulia Kristeva
Part IV
11 Feminism and LiteratureElaine Showalter
12 Articulating the ArchaicHomi K Bhabha
13 Post-structuralism, Marginality, Post-Coloniality and ValueGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Index

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