Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Structural Models and African Poetics

    Towards a Pragmatic Theory of Literature, 1st Edition

    By Sunday O. Anozie

    In this pioneering work, first published in 1981, Sunday O. Anozie examines the relevance of structuralism and semiology to literary criticism in general and to African poetics in particular. Behind the growing body of African literature lies an immense reservoir of oral tradition for which the…

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  • British Post-Structuralism

    Since 1968, 1st Edition

    By Antony Easthope

    Through this exploration of the relation between Marxism, post-structuralism and the theory of the subject, first published in 1988, Antony Easthope contrasts the degree to which post-structuralism has made a radical impact on English and American national cultures. This book reprints an important…

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  • The Languages of Literature

    Some Linguistic Contributions to Criticism, 1st Edition

    By Roger Fowler

    In The Language of Literature, first published in 1971, Roger Fowler argues that the vitality and centrality of the verbal dimension of literature, and, read as a whole, the papers in this collection imply a consistent point of view on language in literature. The author focuses on the continuity of…

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  • Essays in Modern Stylistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Donald Freeman

    Essays in Modern Stylistics, first published in 1981, is a collection of essays in the application of modern linguistic theory to the study of literature. The essays reflect the development in stylistics away from programmic statements towards analysis of particular literary works and effects. This…

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  • Gadamer and Hermeneutics

    Science, Culture, Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hugh J. Silverman

    This title, first published in 1991, opens with an account by Gadamer of his own life and work and their relation to the achievements of hermeneutics. Building upon the key theme of dialogue, Gadamer and Hermeneutics provides a series of essays, either linked Gadamer to other major contemporary…

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  • The Conspiracy of the Text

    The Place of Narrative in the Development of Thought, 1st Edition

    By Jeff Adams

    In The Conspiracy of the Text, first published in 1986, Jeff Adams looks at an early stage in childhood to examine the ways in which children create social organisation and moral order. Adams shows how certain narratives, such as fairy tales, serve as a foundation for this system, and does this…

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  • Wounded Fiction

    Modern Poetry and Deconstruction, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Adamson

    This book, first published in 1988, does not concern the theory of poetry so much as the poetry of theory: a poetry that theorizes, that has a "view" on things, that thinks. What or what things does poetry think about, and what do we mean by thinking? The author attempts to answer these questions…

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  • Post-Structuralist Classics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Benjamin

    Modern literary theory is increasingly looking to philosophy for its inspiration. After a wave of structural analysis, the growing influence of deconstruction and hermeneutic readings continues to bear witness to this. This exciting and important collection, first published in 1988, reveals the…

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  • The Future of Literary Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Cohen

    In this book, first published in 1989, twenty-give eminent critics and theorists write about different aspects of literary theory. These essays represent leading research in psychoanalytic criticism, new historicism, Continental theory, feminism, Afro-American studies, philosophy, cybernetics,…

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  • Speech Acts and Literary Theory

    1st Edition

    By Sandy Petrey

    This book, first published in 1990, combines an introduction to speech-act theory as developed by J. L. Austin with a survey of critical essays that have adapted Austin's thought for literary analysis. Speech-act theory emphasizes the social reality created when speakers agree that their language…

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  • Genetic Codes of Culture?

    The Deconstruction of Tradition by Kuhn, Bloom, and Derrida, 1st Edition

    By William R. Schultz

    In this text, first published in 1994, the author examines the interdisciplinary significance of the theory of science, literature and philosophy according to the figures who achieved prominence in those fields - Kuhn, Bloom and Derrida. Each scholar's theory is discussed in terms of its major…

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  • Literature as Communication and Cognition in Bakhtin and Lotman

    1st Edition

    By Allan Reid

    This title, first published in 1990, argues for the existence of a significant connection between the theories of literature and culture of Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895-1975) and Iurii Mikhailovich Lotman (1922-1993). There is general agreement in the academic or scholarly community that…

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