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How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies 2 Edition
Contributor(s): Parker, Robert Dale
ISBN: 019975750X     ISBN-13: 9780199757503
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    OUR PRICE: $41.95  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 2011
* Not available - Not in print at this time *Annotation: Offering a refreshing combination of accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Second Edition, presents an up-to-date, concise, and wide-ranging historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory.

The only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with cultural studies, this text provides a critical look at the major movements in literary studies since the 1930s, including those often omitted from other texts. It is also the only up-to-date survey of literary theory that devotes extensive treatment to Queer Theory and Postcolonial and Race Studies. How to Interpret Literature, Second Edition, is ideal as either a stand-alone text or in conjunction with an anthology of primary readings such as Robert Dale Parker's Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
* Uses a conversational and engaging tone that speaks directly to today's students
* Covers a variety of theoretical schools--including New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Marxism--weaving connections among chapters to show how these different movements respond to and build on each other
* Offers a rich assortment of pedagogical features (charts, text boxes that address frequently asked questions, photos, and a bibliography)

NEW TO THIS EDITION
* Includes references to more recent literature and contemporary movies (including Avatar and Brokeback Mountain), diversifying the already broad selection of examples
* Incorporates the latest developments in the field
* Presents "How to Interpret" sections in every chapter
* Includes revisions and improvements in every chapter
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Criticism; History; 20th century.
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Collections
Dewey: 801/.950904
LCCN: 2011021338
Academic/Grade Level: Scholarly/Graduate
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.80 lbs) 354 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): r>Robert Dale Parker is James M. Benson Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.