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1st Edition

Critical Theory and Practice: A Coursebook

ISBN 9780415114394
Published December 22, 1995 by Routledge
364 Pages

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Book Description

Critical Teory and Practice answers lots of questions, but also stimulates new ones. Its tailor-made combination of survey, reader and workbook is ideal for the beginning - perhaps even bewildered - student of literary theory.
The work is divided into seven chapters, each of which contains guiding commentary, examples from literary and critical works, and a variety of exercises to provoke and engage you. Each chapter includes a glossary and annotated selection of suggested further reading. There is also a full bibliography.
The authors cover the key issues and debates of literary theory, including:
* Language, Linguistics and Literature
* Structures of Literature
* Literature and History
* Subjectivity, Psychoanalysis and Criticism
* Reading, Writing and Reception
* Women, Literature and Criticism
* Literature, Criticism and Cultural Identity
Critical Theory and Practice is an refreshingly clear, up-to-date and eminently readable introduction to the subject. It not only guides you through the terminology and gives you a selection of the key passages to read, it also helps you engage with the theory and apply it in practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Language, linguistics and literature; Chapter 2 Structures of literature; Chapter 3 Literature and history; Chapter 4 Subjectivity, psychoanalysis and criticism; Chapter 5 Reading, writing and reception; Chapter 6 Feminism, literature and criticism; Chapter 7 Cultural identity, literature, criticism;

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Keith Green is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. He has published articles on a variety of linguistic and literary topics.,
Jill LeBihan is Lecturer in English Studies and Women’s Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. She has published articles on contemporary women’s writing and feminist theory.