Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide
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Author: Lois Tyson
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This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today including: feminismpsychoanalysisMarxismreader-response theoryNew Criticismstructuralism and semioticsdeconstructionnew historicism and cultural criticismlesbian gay and queer theoryAfrican American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: * a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism globalization and the 'end' of postcolonial theory global tourism and global conservation * an extended explanation of each theory using examples from everyday life popular culture and literary texts * a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts * an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory * a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works * updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.Read more

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