Literary Theory

Literary Theory This Guide For The Perplexed Provides An Advanced Introduction To Literary Theory From Basic Information And Orientation For The Uninformed Leading On To Sophisticated Readings It Engages Directly With The Difficulty Many Students Find Intimidating, Asking What Is Literary Theory And Offering A Clear, Concise, Accessible Guide To The Major Theories And Theorists, Including Humanism Structuralism Poststructuralism Psychoanalytic Approaches Feminist Approaches Queer Theory Ideology And Discourse New Historicism Race And Postcolonialism Postmodernism The Final Chapter Points To New Directions In Literary And Cultural Theory. A great guide for the truly perplexed, as I had been still am, to some extent Everything was explained and exemplified, and if there was a reference into some already discussed topic a brief definition of the whole thing would be g
. grateful for this introduction to literary theory I bought this book to help me in my Master of arts Writing and Literature degree and it certainly made my study life easier.I had to wade through swathes of literary theory in a reletively short period and gain a strong understanding of each theory Including chapters on Humanist Literary Theory, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Femin
This is an excellent book The author introduces numerous trends in literary philosophical analysis, all of which are very sophisticated in their approach, but she manages to make the bulk of the material understandable I think this is quite a feat Topics range through Humanism, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, Feminism, Queer Theory, PostModernism, andMost of the material makes sense at least to this reader upon a first reading, but
For what it is and what it needs to be, I found it to be perfect Klages navigates the murky waters of literary theory for newcomers Her essay on postmodernism saved me from looking completely clueless in front of my senior English class. Really enjoyed it especially the tone It was reassuring, even companionable of a read Do its individual parts stand alone I suspect not But as an overview, start, or reference guide, really excellent Recommend. After reading her book, I can tell that Dr Klages must be a great professor She clearly explains some of theabstract concepts of literary critical theory the Lacanian Other, Marxist conceptions of ideology, etc and does so without ever being condescending She also manages to do this with an excellent sense of humor, never taking herself nor the
Probably the first of several such books I ll be reading in the next few weeks, since next semester I m teaching my first graduate level Intro to Theory Course, and I d like to know how such things are done, given that I don t have great memories of my own Intro courses.It s not that bad Although its choices are sometimes idiosyncratic in the Ideology and Discourse chapter, many pages devoted to Bakhtin, and only a few for Foucault which, given the relative importance of the two thinkers, s Probably the first of several such books I ll be reading in the next few weeks, since next semester I m teaching my first graduate level Intro to Theory Course, and I d like to know how such things are done, given that I don t have great memories of my own Intro courses.It s not that bad Although its choices are sometimes idiosyncratic in the Ideology and Discourse chapter, many pages devoted to Bakhtin, and only a few for Foucault which, given the relative importance of the two thinkers, should be reversed in the review of the history of criticism, no entry for Kant and although she grossly distorts the critical legacy of the Middle Ages and the origin of close reading, which wouldn t exist without Rabbinic exegesis , it s a model of clarity Her explanation of Cixous and Irigaray is particularly clear although it would have been good to have Spivak or hooks in a chapter on feminism That said, it s very rare that Klages descends into linking these various critical schoo
Prior to reading this book, I knew absolutely nothing about literary theory Why was that fact causing me distress Well, as a new author, interviewers were asking me literary questions that, honestly, I didn t understand St Martin s will release my debut novel, EAT WHAT YOU KILL, on March 25 So I sought out an introduction to literary theory, and Professor Klages little book fit the bill From humanism to postmodernism, the book introduces readers to the framework for literary theory am Prior to reading this book, I knew absolutely nothing about literary theory Why was that fact causing me distress Well, as a new author, interviewers were asking me literary questions that, honestly, I didn t understand St Martin s will release my debut novel, EAT WHAT YOU KILL, on March 25 So I sought out an introduction to literary theory, and Professor Klages little book fit the bill From humanism to postmodernism, the book introduces readers to the framework for literary theory criticism, an academic area still evolving and, in my opinion, in flux I d suggest the book is not for a casual reader looking for a quick easy read It is not for dummies The theories are complex and often counter intuitive, but Professor Klage does a good job explaining them, with examples that definitely help cut thr

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Literary Theory
  • Mary Klages
  • English
  • 12 January 2018
  • 0826490735