Raman Selden's A reader's guide to contemporary literary theory PDF

By Raman Selden

The 5th variation of this reader's consultant continues to be precise to the beliefs of earlier variants, offering a concise advisor to modern literary theories. The ebook covers an enormous variety of differing different types of English literature.

content material: New feedback, ethical formalism, and F.R. Leavis --
Origins : Eliot, Richards, Empson --
the yank new critics --
ethical formalism : F.R. Leavis --
Russian formalism and the Bahktin college --
Shklovsky, Mukařovský, Jakobson --
The Bakhtin tuition --
Reader-oriented theories --
Phenomenology : Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer --
Hans Robert Jauss and Wolfgang Iser --
Fish, Riffaterre, Bleich --
Structuralist theories --
The linguistic historical past --
Structuralist narratology --
Metaphor and metonymy --
Structuralist poetics --
Marxist theories --
Soviet socialist realism --
Lukács and Brecht --
The Frankfurt university and after : Adorno and Benjamin --
"Structuralist" Marxism : Goldmann, Althusser, Macherey --
"New Left" Marxism : Williams, Eagleton, Jameson --
Feminist theories --
First-wave feminist feedback : Woolf and de Beauvoir --
Second-wave feminist feedback --
Kate Millett : sexual politics --
Marxist feminism --
Elaine Showalter : gynocriticism --
French feminism : Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray --
Poststructuralist theories --
Roland Barthes --
Psychoanalytic theories --
Jacques Lacan --
Julia Kristeva --
Deleuze and Guattari --
Deconstruction : Jacques Derrida --
American deconstruction --
Michel Foucault --
New historicism and cultural materialism --
Postmodernist theories --
Jean Baudrillard --
Jean-François Lyotard --
Postmodernism and Marxism --
Postmodern feminisms --
Postcolonialist theories --
Edward acknowledged --
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak --
Homi ok. Bhabha --
Race and ethnicity --
homosexual, lesbian, and queer theories --
homosexual thought and feedback --
Lesbian feminist thought and feedback --
Queer thought and feedback --

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No matter how formally constructed a work may be, we still often expect it to give us the illusion of the ‘real’. We expect literature to be ‘life-like’, and may be irritated by characters or descriptions which fail to match our common-sense expectations of what the real world is like. ‘A man in love wouldn’t behave like that’ and ‘people of that class wouldn’t talk like that’ are the kind of remarks we might make when we notice a failure of realistic motivation. On the other hand, as Tomashevsky pointed out, we become accustomed to all kinds of absurdities and improbabilities once we learn to accept a new set of conventions.

Dmitriev declared that ‘the artist is now simply a constructor and technician, a leader and foreman’. The Constructivists took these arguments to their logical extreme and entered actual factories to put into practice their theories of ‘production art’. From this background the Formalists set about producing a theory of literature concerned with the writer’s technical prowess and craft skill. qxd 07/02/2005 14:43 Page 31 RUSSIAN FORMALISM AND THE BAKHTIN SCHOOL avoided the proletarian rhetoric of the poets and artists, but they retained a somewhat mechanistic view of the literary process.

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