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Foundations of Literary Theory (Foundations of Literary Theory. the Eighteenth Century)

William Duff

Foundations of Literary Theory (Foundations of Literary Theory. the Eighteenth Century)

by William Duff

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Published by Routledge/Thoemmes P .
Written in English


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Number of Pages1637
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Open LibraryOL7482901M
ISBN 100415105048
ISBN 109780415105040

He is the author of seven books, including A History Of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present (), and editor of the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Vol. VI (). He is currently writing a book entitled Hegel and the Foundations of Modern Literary Theory/5(). First, let me take a moment to explain the difference between literary theory and criticism as they are defined by Lois Tyson in Critical Theory Today. Literary criticism, by and large, tries to explain the literary work to us: its production, its meaning, its design, its s tend to find flaws in one another’s interpretations more than in literary works.

Reader-response theory, covered in Chapter 6 "Writing about Readers: Applying Reader-Response Theory" of this book, is a direct challenge to this tenet of New Criticism. is produced when the critic brings in his or her personal feelings about how a literary work moves them. While New Critics were aware that many readers found meaning in the.   An exhaustive look at the foundations of literary theory, with detailed examinations of the different forms of literary criticism. I especially enjoyed the sections on poststructuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism, although they did result in a sharp increase of my TBR list/5.

In this book, first published in , twenty-give eminent critics and theorists write about different aspects of literary theory. These essays represent leading research in psychoanalytic criticism, new historicism, Continental theory, feminism, Afro-American studies, philosophy, cybernetics, aesthetics, and. He is currently writing a book entitled Hegel and the Foundations of Modern Literary Theory. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - /5().


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Foundations of Literary Theory: The Eighteenth Century [Duff, William] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Foundations of Literary Theory: The Eighteenth Century. Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory is wonderfully readable. It elucidates both contemporary theory and Hegel's philosophy, and it is entirely convincing in its claim that liberal humanism is unthinkable without Hegel.' Harold Schweizer, Bucknell University, PennsylvaniaAuthor: M.

Habib. Foundations of Literary Theory: The Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) - Routledge The great outburst of literary theory in the eighteenth century was instrumental in establishing literary theory in the nineteenth century as an area of intellectual activity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, more than anyone transformed both the status and the. This book offers foundations for a literary criticism which seeks to mediate between writers and readers belonging to different historical periods or social groupings.

This makes it, among other things, a timely intervention in the postmodern "culture wars," though the theory put forward will be Foundations of Literary Theory book interest not only to students of literature and culture, but also to linguists. Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory is wonderfully readable.

It elucidates both contemporary theory and Hegel's philosophy, and it is entirely convincing in its claim that liberal humanism is unthinkable without Hegel.'. Cambridge Core - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy - Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory - by M.

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Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie : M. Habib. This book offers foundations for a literary criticism which seeks to mediate between writers and readers belonging to different historical periods or social groupings.

This makes it, among other. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction ‘Jonathan Culler has always been about the best person around at explaining literary theory without oversimplifying it or treating it with polemical bias.

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is an exemplary work in this genre.’ J. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theoryis a classic introduction to the ever-evolving field of modern literary theory, now expanded and updated in its fifth edition.

This book presents the full range of positions and movements in contemporary literary theory. The text offers a critical introduction to the structuralist foundations of modern literary theory. It gives an account of the way such foundations have been developed, twisted and distorted to become part of the language that contemporary literary and cultural theoreticians use.5/5(1).

While literary theory, as a school of thought or mode of literary criticism, is very much a product of the mid- to late- 20 th century academic world, the first recorded “theories” of literature extend back to the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Size: KB.

Ultimately, literary theory is about the human mind and its processes of communication. It is about our ability to understand what people say, write, and mean. Literary theory is a ferociously contested field because it has crucial implications for every other field that is based on the interpretation of words.

Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature. However, literary scholarship since the 19th century often includes—in addition to, or even instead of literary theory in the strict sense—considerations of intellectual history.

The foundation of the natural and (to a degree) the social sciences. theories, whereas the humanities use soft-coreTheory that is based on questioning and predicting, leading to the mapping of ideas, not necessarily solutions. The foundation of the humanities, particularly literary studies. theories.

Hegel and the foundations of literary theory. [Rafey Habib] -- Do the various forms of literary theory - deconstruction, Marxism, new historicism, feminism, post-colonialism, and cultural/digital studies - have anything in common.

This book will interest teachers and students of literature, literary theory and the history of ideas. This working group reads and discusses texts that are foundational to contemporary theories of literature, culture, and identity politics, including the most prevalent works of poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, gender theory, reader response theory, postcolonial theory, and critical theory.

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Richards, was an English educator, literary critic, and work contributed to the foundations of the New Criticism, a formalist movement in literary theory which emphasized the close reading of a literary text, especially poetry, in an effort to discover how a work of literature functions as a self Alma mater: Magdalene College, Cambridge.

This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response theory the new criticism of /5(2).

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