Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction

Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction

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Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction provides an accessible overview of major figures and movements in literary theory and criticism from antiquity to the twenty-first century. It is designed for students at the undergraduate level or for others needing a broad synthesis of the long history of literary theory. An introductory chapter provides an overview of some of the major issues within literary theory and criticism; further chapters survey theory and criticism in antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth century. For twentieth- and twenty-first-century theory, the discussion is subdivided into separate chapters on formalist, historicist, political, and psychoanalytic approaches. The final chapter applies a variety of theoretical concepts and approaches to two famous works of literature: William Shakespearea€™s Hamlet and Mary Shelleya€™s Frankenstein.Polonius later uses his daughter as bait to try to determine the cause and scope of Hamleta#39;s madness. ... Feminist critics have seen the marginal status of women in this play, and in Shakespearea#39;s plays more generally, as both a product and a anbsp;...

Title:Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction
Author: Anne H. Stevens
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2015-06-18

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