Lois tyson critical theory today

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lois tyson critical theory today

Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide by Lois Tyson

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 Fitzgeralds 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.
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Critical Theory Today

Ebook Library. ProQuest Ebook Central. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item She provides clear explanations and illuminating cross-comparisons that work very effectively in the undergraduate classroom. No other introduction to theory presents each theory on its own terms in the way that Lois Tyson's indispensable work does.

Not bad, but some explanations were painfully convoluted. It's interesting to see every critical approach exemplified using Great Gatsby to show the versatility of literary criticism, but because of As far as textbooks go, it's actually very interesting. The examples given are easily understandable, and for once, textbook jargon has been traded for the language of the lay man. Lois Tyson.

This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature. Summary: Finally, a useful guide for the 11 critical theories most used to analyze literature today! This book explicitly details each critical theory from African American criticism down to reader A very good overview of approaches to literature, from psychoanalysis to Marxist to Feminist to New Criticism to Deconstruction to New History and Cultural criticism.

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Explaining both why theory is important and how to use it, Lois Tyson introduces beginning students of literature to this often daunting area in a friendly and approachable style. The new edition of this textbook is clearly structured with chapter This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanal She provides clear explanations and illuminating cross-comparisons that work very effectively in the undergraduate classroom. No other introduction to theory presents each theory on its own terms in the way that Lois Tyson's indispensable work does.

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