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Kurzbeschreibung This book is an essential resource for beginning students of literary criticism; it enables students to build a critical framework and write analytically. Michael Ryan offers a thorough introduction to literary theory and contemporary critical practice covering traditional approaches as well as more recent developments in criticism. Explanations of key works and major ideas in literary criticism and readings from contemporary critics round out this accessible text.
Aus dem Inhalt Preface: An Introduction to Critical Analysis 1. Formalism 2. Structuralism 3. Historical Criticism 4. Psychoanalysis and Psychology 5. Marxism and Political Criticism 6. Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction 7. Gender Criticism 8. Ethnic, Post-Colonial, and Transnational Criticism 9. Scientific Criticism 10. Film Studies 11. Cultural Studies Summary: Theory for Beginners Index