Theories & Texts

Theories & Texts

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Theories and Texts, a guide written by students for students, explores the critical ideas of twelve of the most influential philosophers of the last 150 years - Marx, Freud, Bakhtin, Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, Foucault, Bhaba, as well as a variety of feminist critics (Kristeva a the French feminists, black feminists, and theological feminists), New Historicists, and Postcolonialists. Carefully qdigestedq and then set out in lucid and easily accessible language, these essays explain major ideas of each critical approach and exemplify them through practical application to one or more literary texts. At a time when qtheoryq is on everybody's lips and yet is often more of a deterrent than an attraction for students of literature and culture, these essays show how theories can enrich our understanding of literature, facilitate our analysis of a particular text, elucidate the multiple layers of meaning, and thus significantly enhance the juissance in our acts of reading.The Poisonwood Bible, (1998), earned accolades at home and abroad, including the National Book Prize of South Africa. ... This is a revised version of an essay originally published in Walter W. HAplbling and Klaus Rieser, eds. What Isanbsp;...

Title:Theories & Texts
Author: Walter Hölbling, Justine Tally
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2007

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