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The Resource Theory of literature, Paul H. Fry

Theory of literature, Paul H. Fry

Label
Theory of literature
Title
Theory of literature
Statement of responsibility
Paul H. Fry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book's discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? Fry engages with the major themes and strands in twentieth-century literary theory, among them hermeneutics, modes of formalism, semiotics and Structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic approaches, Marxist and historicist approaches, theories of social identity, Neo-pragmatism and theory. By incorporating philosophical and social perspectives to connect these many trends, the author offers readers a coherent overall context for a deeper and richer reading of literature"--
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Fry, Paul H
Dewey number
801/.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN441
LC item number
.F79 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The open Yale courses series
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  • Literature
  • Semiotics
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
Label
Theory of literature, Paul H. Fry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the prehistory and rise of "theory" -- Introduction continued: theory and functionalization -- Ways in and out of the hermeneutic circle -- Configurative reading -- The idea of the autonomous artwork -- The new criticism and other western formalisms -- Russian formalism -- Semiotics and structuralism -- Linguistics and literature -- Deconstruction I: Jacques Derrida -- Deconstruction II: Paul de Man -- Freud and fiction -- Jacques Lacan in theory -- Influence -- The postmodern psyche -- The social permeability of reader and text -- The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory -- The political unconscious -- The new historicism -- The classical feminist tradition -- African American criticism -- Postcolonial criticism -- Queer theory and gender performativity -- The institutional construction of literary study -- The end of theory? Neo-pragmatism -- Conclusion: who doesn't hate theory now? -- Appendix: passages referenced in lectures -- The varieties of interpretation: a guide to further reading in literary theory, by Stefan Esposito
Control code
759174178
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780300180831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011045263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759174178
Label
Theory of literature, Paul H. Fry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the prehistory and rise of "theory" -- Introduction continued: theory and functionalization -- Ways in and out of the hermeneutic circle -- Configurative reading -- The idea of the autonomous artwork -- The new criticism and other western formalisms -- Russian formalism -- Semiotics and structuralism -- Linguistics and literature -- Deconstruction I: Jacques Derrida -- Deconstruction II: Paul de Man -- Freud and fiction -- Jacques Lacan in theory -- Influence -- The postmodern psyche -- The social permeability of reader and text -- The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory -- The political unconscious -- The new historicism -- The classical feminist tradition -- African American criticism -- Postcolonial criticism -- Queer theory and gender performativity -- The institutional construction of literary study -- The end of theory? Neo-pragmatism -- Conclusion: who doesn't hate theory now? -- Appendix: passages referenced in lectures -- The varieties of interpretation: a guide to further reading in literary theory, by Stefan Esposito
Control code
759174178
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780300180831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011045263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759174178

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