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Literary Theory: A Reintroduction
Contributor(s): Ayers, David
ISBN: 1405136014     ISBN-13: 9781405136013
Publisher: Blackwell Pub
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2008
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Annotation: "Literary Theory: A Reintroduction" introduces the current state of theory by placing it in its social, historical, and institutional contexts.

Beginning in the 1920s, the book looks at the impact of the periods preceding the 'theory movement' and reintroduces this movement from a contemporary perspective. Engaging the reader in questions about the origin, reception and analysis of literary theory, Ayers explores how and why popular criticisms developed, and considers their futures. Major influences on the development of modern theory are examined, among them the creation of university English and campus politics; the Cold War; the Anglo-Americanization of French and German theory; the culture wars; and the politics of contemporary historicist scholarship. Key figures such as F. R. Leavis, Raymond Williams, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Alain Badiou are also discussed.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
English literature; History and criticism; Theory, etc.
Literature; History and criticism; Theory, etc.
American literature; History and criticism; Theory, etc.
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | Semiotics & Theory
Dewey: 820.9
LCCN: 2007015776
Academic/Grade Level: Scholarly/Graduate
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.75" (0.85 lbs) 248 pages
 
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Publisher Description:
"Literary Theory: A Reintroduction" introduces the current state of theory by placing it in its social, historical, and institutional contexts.

Contributor Bio(s): >David Ayers is Reader in Modernism and Critical Theory, and Director of the Centre for Modern Poetry, at the University of Kent. His publications include Wyndham Lewis and Western Man (1992), English Literature of the 1920s (1999) and Modernism: A Short Introduction (2004).