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Beginning theory

An introduction to literary and cultural theory

Peter Barry

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Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for well over a decade now. This new and expanded third edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated and includes two new chapters, one of which (Literary theory - a history in ten events) innovatively surveys the course of theory, while the other (Theory after 'Theory') maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002. Liberal humanism - Structuralism - Post-structuralism and deconstruction - Postmodernism - Psychoanalytic criticism - Feminist criticism - Lesbian/gay criticism - Marxist criticism - New historicism and cultural materialism - Postcolonial criticism - Stylistics - Narratology - Ecocriticism - Presentism/Transversal poetics/ New aestheticism/Historical formalism/Cognitive poetics.
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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Professional and scholarly
Responsibility
Peter Barry.
Publisher / Imprint
Manchester University Press
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom / Manchester
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9780719079276 / 0719079276
Format
Paperback
Edition
3
Published Date
February 2009
Pages
336
Page size
20 (198x129) mm
Illustration
One illustration: scan from 2nd edn?
Biblio Notes
Previous ed.: 2002.
Series
Beginnings
Reference Code
BDZ0008310458