Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction - Culler, Jonathan (Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative
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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.…mehr

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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • 2. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 165
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 172mm x 110mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 133g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199691340
  • ISBN-10: 0199691347
  • Artikelnr.: 33216544
Autorenporträt
Jonathan Culler war u.a. Gastdozent für Französisch und Komparatistik in Yale und ist heute Professor für Englische und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der Cornell Univeristy (New York).
Inhaltsangabe
1 What is theory?
2 What is literature and does it matter?
3 Literature and cultural studies
4 Language, meaning, and interpretation
5 Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry
6 Narrative
7 Performative language
8 Identity, identification, and the subject
9 Ethics and aesthetics
Appendix: Theoretical schools and movements
References
Further Reading
Index
Rezensionen
Review from previous edition It is impossible to imagine a clearer treatment of the subject, or one that is, within the given limits of length, more comprehensive. Culler has always been remarkable for his expository skills, and here he has found exactly the right method and tone for his purposes. Sir Frank Kermode