Theory of literature

  • 375 Pages
  • 2.21 MB
  • English
Cape , London
Literature -- Philos
Statement[by] René Wellek & Austin Warren.
ContributionsWarren, Austin, 1899- joint author.
LC ClassificationsPN45 .W36 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination375 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4338027M
LC Control Number78379213

Feb 05,  · The authors sought to unite poetics (literary theory) with criticism (evaluation of literature) with scholarship (research) and literary history (the dynamics of literature in contrast with the statics of theory and criticism).

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Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book's discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is Cited by: 6. According to Wellek, the work was written with the idea between Warren and himself that “we should rather combine our forces to produce a book which would formulate a theory of literature with an emphasis on the aesthetic fact which cannot be divorced from evaluation and hence from criticism.”]/5.

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Theory and History of Literature () is a landmark event in twentieth-century critical thought. Intended to stimulate research and encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, as well as to introduce prominent European theorists to the American academy, this book series is internationally renowned for its foundational literary scholarship.

Feb 06,  · Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism _____ Below or just a few of the many literary theories or lenses that you can use to view and talk about art, literature, and culture. To help you decide on a literary theory and to begin analyzing your chosen text, consider the questions presented below:Author: Diane Shepelwich.

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Though Patricia, in her book Literary Theory & Criticism, has refrained from defining the term “Deconstruction,” it can certainly be defined within the limits of being a literary theory.

On the basis of whatever I have studied, Deconstruction (as a literary theory) can be defined in the following words. His publications include two book-length translations of two sections of the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh: The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam and In the Dragon's Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar.

Austin Warren is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Theory of Literature. The theory of literary evolution he developed in his book The Anxiety of Influence is considered seminal. His work Western Canon made Bloom a household name.

One of America’s preeminent literary critics, Bloom has been translated into 40 languages, and is a MacArthur Prize fellow. Jan 09,  · Natsume Soseki () was the foremost Japanese novelist of the twentieth century, known for such highly acclaimed works as Kokoro, Sanshiro, and I Am a Cat.

Yet he began his career as a literary theorist and scholar of English literature. Inhe published Theory of Literature, a remarkably forward-thinking attempt to understand how and why we read.

With Michael Ryan, she is the author of Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction(Wiley Blackwell, 3rd edition, ). Michael Ryan is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University, USA.

He is the author of several books, two novels, and co-editor of the journal Politics and Culture. 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, moral philosophy, social prophecy, and other interdisciplinary themes which are of relevance to the way.

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In this book, first published intwenty-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.

From literary criticism to literary theory, the world has no shortage of people prepared to offer a strong opinion on literature. Here are 19 books covering the phenomenon. So You Think You're a Literary Critic. 19 Books for Understanding Literature. Paul H. Fry is the William Lampson Professor of English at Yale and specializes in British Romanticism, literary theory, and literature and the visual arts.

He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard and has been teaching at Yale since An exhaustive and briefly thorough reference on theory and criticism complete with bibliographies at the end of each section. From Plato to Samuel Jonhson to Marx to Habermas to Derrida to Edward Said, if it pertains to the theory or criticism of literature, the arts, or culture, it is probably covered here in a somewhat contemporary presentation.5/5(6).

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Preface v I. DEFINITIONS AND DISTINCTIONS I. Literature and Literary Study 3 II. The Nature of Literature 9 III.

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The Function of Literature 19 IV. Literary Theory, Criticism, and History 29 V. General, Comparative, and National Literature 38 II. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS VI. The Ordering and Establising of Evidence 49 III. "The Literary in Theory takes up questions that have been basic to the enterprise known as 'theory' with a fine mix of historical awareness, lively critical sense, and thoughtful advocacy.

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Culler's vision of literary studies is inclusive and cumulative: it reminds us that 'learning' is both. Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory. The Taming of the Text This set reissues 27 books on literary theory originally published between and Top academics in the field examine different aspects of literary theory, including structuralism, post-structuralism, stylistics and semiotics, and approach these theories in a variety. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory RAMAN SELDEN PETER WIDDOWSON PETER BROOKER Fifth edition 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. Part One: Definitions and distinctions --Literature and literary study --The nature of literature --The function of literature --Literary theory, criticism, and history --Part Two: Preliminary operations --The ordering and establishing of evidence --Part Three: The extrinsic approach to the study of literature --Literature and biography.

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Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropri. Sep 01,  · Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL ) In this first lecture, Professor Paul Fry explores the course's title in three parts. The relationship between theory and philosophy, the question.Literary theory is devoted to, in a way, figuring out how to do this systematically in a way that it's not just random.

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