Critical Theory Today

Critical Theory Today

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Critical Theory Today is the essential introduction to contemporary criticial theory. It provides clear, simple explanations and concrete examples of complex concepts, making a wide variety of commonly used critical theories accessible to novices without sacrificing any theoretical rigor or thoroughness. This new edition provides in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today: feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, reader-response theory, new criticism, structuralism and semiotics, deconstruction, new historicism, cultural criticism, lesbian/gay/queer theory, African American criticism, and postcolonial criticism. The chapters provide an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts; a list of specific questions critics who use that theory 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; and a bibliography of primary and secondary works for further reading.A User-Friendly Guide Lois Tyson ... The chapter on feminist criticism now contains sections on gender studies and French feminism, the latter including ... biggest change of all, the chapter on postcolonial and African American criticism has been rewritten as two separate chapters. ... a section on critical race theory and an African American reading of F. Scott Fitzgeralda#39;s The Great Gatsby (1925), whichanbsp;...

Title:Critical Theory Today
Author:Lois Tyson
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-09-10


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