Category: Literary Theory
By M. Currie
Why did deconstruction emerge while it did? Why did commentators in literary stories appear to have to glance again on it from the earliest moments of its emergence? This ebook argues that the discovery of deconstruction was once unfold throughout a number of a long time, carried out by means of many of us, and excited about its imperative figures, Jacques Derrida and Paul de guy.
By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Spivak, certainly one of our greatest recognized cultural and literary theorists, addresses an unlimited variety of political questions with either pen and voice during this distinctive e-book. The Post-Colonial Critic brings jointly a range of interviews and discussions within which she has taken half over the last 5 years; jointly they articulate one of the most compelling politico-theoretical problems with the present.
In those energetic texts, scholars of Spivak's paintings will establish her unmistakeable voice as she speaks on questions of illustration and self-representation, the politicization of deconstruction; the events of post-colonial critics; pedagogical accountability; and political techniques.
By J. Clements
This publication argues that the various mid-twentieth century's major novelists have been united by means of their wish to go back the internal novel to moral engagement. they didn't search morality in society, politics or the person will, yet sought to unveil a transcendent God by utilizing thoughts drawn from the canon of mystical literature.
By Markku Eskelinen
Both attracted to what's and what may be, Cybertext Poetics combines ludology and cybertext concept to unravel power difficulties and introduce paradigm alterations within the fields of literary concept, narratology, video game stories, and electronic media. The e-book first integrates theories of print and electronic literature inside of a extra entire concept in a position to coming to phrases with the ever-widening media types of literary expression, after which expands narratology a ways past its present confines leading to a number of new chances for either interactive and non-interactive narratives. via concentrating on a cultural mode of expression that's officially, cognitively, affectively, socially, aesthetically, ethically and rhetorically assorted from narratives and tales, Cybertext Poetics constructs a ludological foundation for comparative video game stories, exhibits the significance of video game reviews to the knowledge of electronic media, and argues for a plurality of transmedial ecologies.
By Martin Coyle, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall, John Peck
This Encyclopedia is the main finished advisor but either to the character and content material of literature, and to literary feedback. In 90 essays via major overseas critics and students, the quantity covers either conventional issues equivalent to literature and background, poetry, drama and the unconventional, and likewise more moderen subject matters comparable to the construction and reception of literature. present serious principles are truly and provocatively mentioned, whereas the volume's association displays in a dynamic manner the wealthy range of up to date considering literature.Each essay seeks to supply the reader with a transparent feel of the total value of its topic in addition to assistance on additional reading.An crucial paintings of reference, The Encyclopedia of Literature and feedback is a stimulating advisor to the important preoccupations of up to date severe puzzling over literature.Special positive aspects* essentially written by way of students and critics of foreign status for readers in any respect degrees in lots of disciplines* In-depth essays masking all facets, conventional and new, of literary reports previous and current* valuable cross-references in the textual content, with complete bibliographical references and recommendations for extra interpreting* unmarried index of authors, phrases, issues
By Suvir Kaul
During this quantity Suvir Kaul addresses the kin among literary tradition, English advertisement and colonial growth, and the making of 'Great Britain' within the past due 17th and eighteenth centuries. He argues that literary writing performed a very important function in producing the vocabulary of British nationalism, either in inter-national phrases and in makes an attempt to realign political and cultural family among England, Scotland, and eire. The formal strategies and practices attribute of eighteenth-century English literature have been usually responses to the worlds introduced into view by means of shuttle writers, retailers, and colonists. Writers (even these suspicious of mercantile and colonial growth) labored with a becoming feel of a 'national literature' whose achievements would supply the cultural capital enough to international imperial energy, and might distinguish nice Britain for its dual good fortune in 'arms and arts'. The publication levels from Davenant's theatre to Smollet's Roderick Random to Phillis Wheatley's poetry to track the influence of empire on literary creativity.
By Lauren Elkin, Scott Esposito
The Oulipo celebrated its 50th birthday in 2010, and because it enters its 6th decade, its participants, fanatics and critics are all thinking about: the place can it cross from right here? In lengthy essays Scott Esposito and Lauren Elkin reflect on Oulipo's strengths, weaknesses, and influence on today's experimental literature.
By M. Wainwright
This ebook attracts on post-Darwinian advances in clinical disciplines to reanalyze canonical works of literature. This wide-ranging research contains reviews of the works of Oscar Wilde, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Giovanni Boccaccio, Theodore Dreiser, John Roderigo Dos Passos, and William Faulkner.
By David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, Patricia Murrieta-Flores
Drawing at the services of best researchers from worldwide, this pioneering number of essays explores how geospatial applied sciences are revolutionizing the self-discipline of literary reviews. The ebook bargains the 1st extensive exam of electronic literary cartography, a box whose contemporary and quick improvement has but to be coherently analysed. This assortment not just offers an authoritative account of the present nation of the sector, but additionally informs a brand new iteration of electronic humanities students in regards to the severe and inventive potentials of electronic literary mapping. The ebook showcases the paintings of exemplary literary mapping initiatives and gives the reader with an outline of the instruments, innovations and techniques these tasks hire.