Presents a coherent and accessible historical account of the major phases of British and American Twentieth-century criticism, from 'decadent' aestheticism to feminist, decontsructonist and post-colonial theories. Special attention is given to new perspectives on Shakesperean criticism, theories of the novel and models of the literary canon. The book will help to define and account for the major developments in literary criticism during this century exploring the full diversity of critical work from major critics such as T S Eliot and F R Leavis to minor but fascinating figures and critical schools. Unlike most guides to modern literary theory, its focus is firmly on developments within the English speaking world.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : 1. Introduction
2. Descents from Decadence: 1890-1918
The Critical Agenda, Aesthetes and Academics, Modernism Nascent, Shakespeare the Omniscent, The Novel and Realism, Canons for Everyman, Men of Letters and Great Loins
3. The Modernist Revolution: 1918-1945:
T.S Eliot and the Critical Agenda, 'Classical' and 'Romantic' Positions, Close Reading and the Rise of New Criticism, Shakespeare in Space, Theories of the Novel, Canons of Modernist Revaluation
4. Beyond the new Criticism: 1945-1968:
The Critical Agenda, High-Tide of New Criticism, Alternatives to New Criticism, More Shakespearean Themes, The Rise of the Novel, Canons for Courses, The Babel of Interpretations
5. Literary Theory and Textual Politics: Since 1968:
'Theory' and the Critical Agenda, Textualities: Structuralism and Beyond, Contextualisms: New-Left and Feminist Critiques, Shakespearean Subversions, the Novel Re-opened, Canonicities in Question, Limits to Postcriticism.
- Data Publicarii : 1996
- Editie : 1
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 312
- ISBN : 9780582033832