By Martin Coyle, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall, John Peck

ISBN-10: 0203403622

ISBN-13: 9780203403624

ISBN-10: 0415020654

ISBN-13: 9780415020657

ISBN-10: 0810383314

ISBN-13: 9780810383319

This Encyclopedia is the main finished consultant but either to the character and content material of literature, and to literary feedback. In 90 essays via top overseas critics and students, the amount covers either conventional subject matters akin to literature and heritage, poetry, drama and the radical, and likewise more recent issues comparable to the creation and reception of literature. present severe principles are essentially and provocatively mentioned, whereas the volume's association displays in a dynamic means the wealthy variety of latest puzzling over literature.Each essay seeks to supply the reader with a transparent feel of the complete value of its topic in addition to information on extra reading.An crucial paintings of reference, The Encyclopedia of Literature and feedback is a stimulating advisor to the imperative preoccupations of up to date severe pondering literature.Special beneficial properties* essentially written via students and critics of foreign status for readers in any respect degrees in lots of disciplines* In-depth essays masking all elements, conventional and new, of literary experiences earlier and current* worthy cross-references in the textual content, with complete bibliographical references and recommendations for extra examining* unmarried index of authors, phrases, themes

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In other words, it is hard to see what could count as an objection to some existing narrative paradigm—maybe some potent myth of origins adopted in the interest of a dominant power-group—if there is no ground of appeal outside the conditions of intelligibility created by this or that fictive economy of truth. This applies not only to Kermode’s treatment of the issue but also to those various competing schools of post-structuralist, reader-response or hermeneutic theory that elevate the notion of multiple meaning—or the ‘plural’ text—into a touchstone of aesthetic value.

1979) Textual Strategies: Perspectives in Post-Structuralist Criticism, Methuen, London Hawkes, Terence (1977) Structuralism and Semiotics, Methuen, London Jakobson, Roman (1960) ‘Concluding Statement: Linguistics and Poetics’. A. ), Style in Language, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge, pp. M. ) (1988) Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: A Reader, Macmillan, London Wellek, René (1970) ‘The Name and Nature of Comparative Literature’. In René Wellek, Discriminations, Yale University Press, New Haven, pp.

I have recommended technical tools drawn from text linguistics; other ranges of analytic and theoretical ideas will be characterized elsewhere in this book, hopefully leading to an overall demystification of literary studies. H. (1965) ‘Theories of Poetry’. ), Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp. ), In Search of Literary Theory, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, pp. ) (1971) Critical Theory Since Plato, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York Culler, Jonathan (1975) Structuralist Poetics, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London Eagleton, Terry (1983) Literary Theory: An Introduction, Basil Blackwell, Oxford Ellis, John M.

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