by Sara Upstone, Literary Theory A Complete Introduction Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Literary Theory A Complete Introduction books, Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise be possible. In your own reading and writing, literary theory fosters new avenues into the text. It allows you to make informed comments about the language and form of literature, but also about the core themes - concepts such as gender, sexuality, the self, race, and class - which a text might explore. Literary theory gives you an almost limitless number of texts to work into your own response, ensuring that your interpretation is truly original. This is why, although literary theory can initially appear alienating and difficult, it is something to get really excited about. Imagine you are standing in the centre of a circular room, with a whole set of doors laid out around you. Each doorway opens on to a new and illuminating field of knowledge that can change how you think about what you have read: perhaps in just a small way, but also perhaps dramatically and irrevocably. You can open one door, or many of them. The choice is yours. Put the knowledge you gain together with your own interpretation, however, and you have a unique and potentially fascinating response. Each chapter in Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction covers a key school of thought, progressing to a point at which you'll have a full understanding of the range of responses and approaches available for textual interpretation. As well as focusing on such core areas as Marxism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, this introduction brings in recent developments such as Eco and Ethical Criticism and Humanisms.
by Michael Ryan, Literary Theory Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Literary Theory books, "Covers all the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory, from Formalism to Postcolonialism."--
by Julia Kristeva, Schwarze Sonne Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Schwarze Sonne books, Julia Kristeva hat eine bahnbrechende Studie zu Depression und Melancholie vorgelegt. Bereits die Nervalsche Metapher der ”schwarzen Sonne“ verweist auf das Düster-Gleißende ihres Gegenstandes. Kristeva gelingt es, den in der Gegenwart immer stärker aufs Pathologische abzielenden und damit verengenden Diskurs zu jenem ”depressiv-melancholischen Komplex“ aufzubrechen. Sie zeigt, dass in Depression und Melancholie die Quelle von Leiden liegt, aber auch und davon nicht zu trennen: von Kreativität. In den frühen Theorien von Freud und Abraham kaschiert die Depression eine Aggressivität gegen das verlorene Objekt und offenbart darin eine Ambivalenz des Depressiven gegenüber dem Objekt seiner Trauer. Darüber hinaus verweisen neuere Theorien zum Narzissmus - wie die von Edith Jacobson und Béla Grunberger - auf Depression als archaischen Ausdruck einer nicht symbolisierbaren, unbenennbaren narzisstischen Wunde. Daran und an Melanie Klein wie Jacques Lacan anknüpfend, kommt Julia Kristeva zu dem Befund: dass der Depressive nicht um ein Objekt trauert, sondern um ein sich der Sinngebung entziehendes ”Reales“. In eindringlichen klinischen Beispielen sowie in vier kunst- und literaturtheoretischen Arbeiten zu Holbein d. J., Nerval, Dostojewski und Marguerite Duras veranschaulicht Julia Kristeva ihren Ansatz, dass die Depression nicht nur eine zu behandelnde Pathologie ist, sondern auch ein Diskurs in einer Sprache, die es zu erlernen gilt.
by Mary Klages, Literary Theory The Complete Guide Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Literary Theory The Complete Guide books, Bringing together Mary Klages's bestselling introductory books Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed and Key Terms in Literary Theory into one fully integrated and substantially revised, expanded and updated volume, this is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone entering the often bewildering world of literary theory for the first time. Literary Theory: The Complete Guide includes: · Accessible chapters on all the major schools of theory from deconstruction through psychoanalytic criticism to Marxism and postcolonialism · New chapters introducing ecocriticism, affect theory and biopolitics · Expanded and updated guides to feminist theory, queer theory, postmodernism and globalization · New and fully integrated extracts of theoretical and literary texts to guide students through their use of theory · Accessible coverage of major theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, Deleuze and Guattari and Bhabha Each chapter now includes reflection questions for class discussion or independent study and a cross-referenced glossary of key terms covered, as well as updated guides to further reading on each topic. Literary Theory: The Complete Guide is an essential starting point for students of critical theory.
by Julian Wolfreys, Introducing Literary Theories Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Introducing Literary Theories books, Introducing Literary Theoriesis an ideal introduction for those coming to literary theory for the first time. It provides an accessible introduction to the major theoretical approaches in chapters covering: Bakhtinian Criticism, Structuralism, Feminist Theory, Marxist Literary Theories, Reader-Response Theories, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, Postcolonial Theory, Gay Studies/ Queer Theories, Cultural Studies and Postmodernism. A table of contents arranged by theoretical method and a second arranged by key texts offer the reader alternative pathways through the volume and a general introduction, which traces the history and importance of literary theory, complete the introductory material. In each of the following chapters, the authors provide a clear presentation of the theory in question and notes towards a reading of a key text to help the student understand both the methodology and the practice of literary theory. The texts used for illustration include: In Memoriam A. H. H., Middlemarch, Mrs Dalloway, Paradise Lost, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Prospero's Books, The Swimming Pool Libraryand The Tempest. Every chapter ends with a set of questions for further consideration, an annotated bibliography and a supplementary bibliography while a glossary of critical terms completes the book. Derived and adapted from the successful foundation textbook, Literary Theories: A Reader and Guide, Introducing Literary Theoriesis a highly readable, self-contained and comprehensive guide that succeeds in making contemporary theory easily understandable. Each chapter provides: An overview of the theory Notes towards readings of canonical literary texts Questions for further consideration An annotated bibliography A supplementary bibliography Key Features Complex ideas are clearly explained A double table of contents provides different ways of navigating through the volume Coverage of the theories is balanced with analysis of key texts Questions at the end of each chapter direct the reader to consider further theoretical matters and to making theoretically informed readings of literary texts Includes full guidance about further reading Offers an ideal guide for students at all levels who are new to literary theory as well as general readers Provides a Glossary of critical terms for easy reference
by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, The Eloquent Artist Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Eloquent Artist books, This volume presents a selection of studies written during the past decades by Professor DaCosta Kaufmann on a variety of topics concerning the history of painting, sculpture, art theory, collecting, and architecture. It includes several of his ground-breaking essays interpreting art at the Prague court of Rudolf II (1576-1512). However, the collection represents other aspects of the broad range of his interests as well: the papers gathered here range through Central Europe from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. In addition to essays on Rudolfine Prague, another "complex of papers deals with art at other courts in Salzburg, Germany, the Low Countries, and Denmark in the early "seventeenth century, and with art during the time of the Thirty Years' War. Two papers consider important developments in the history of collecting. Five essays offer interpretations of architecture (and sculpture) in Bohemia, Germany, Austria and Poland during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. While concentrating on the visual arts and architecture of Central Europe, many of these essays engage with broader issues of cultural history. Many of them also offer approaches "which will be of more general methodological interest.