• Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms


Author: Chris Baldick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191044075
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
View: 6794
The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Now expanded and in its fourth edition, it includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. Completely revised and updated, this edition also features brand-new entries on terms such as distant reading, graphic novels, middle generation, and misery memoir. Many new bibliographies have been added to entries and recommended web links are available via a companion website.

    • Literary Criticism

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms


Author: Chris Baldick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198608837
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
View: 8319
Provides explanations of literary terms and includes information on such topics as drama, rhetoric, and textual criticism.

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A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory


Author: J. A. Cuddon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118326008
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 808
View: 9174
With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon’s indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21st Century. Written in a clear and highly readable style Comprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient times to the present day Broad intellectual and cultural range Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology New material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receive balanced treatment

    • Literary Criticism

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory


Author: J. A. Cuddon,M. A. R. Habib
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141047157
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 784
View: 8431
The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for students, teachers and general readers alike. Gives definitions of technical terms (hamartia, iamb, zeugma) and critical vocabulary (aporia, binary opposition, intertextuality) Provides completely new entries covering several areas of literary theory, including gender studies, post-colonial theory, Asian literatures, world literature and dub poetry Explores literary movements (neoclassism, romanticism, vorticism) and schools of literary theory Covers genres (elegy, fabliau, pastoral) and literary forms (haiku, ottava rima, sonnet) 'Accomplishes cameo wonders of literary history . . . generously and urbanely compiled.' The New York Times

    • Reference

The Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory


Author: Peter Auger
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843318717
Category: Reference
Page: 389
View: 5260
This Dictionary is a guide to the literary terms most relevant to students and readers of English literature today, thorough on the essentials and generous in its intellectual scope. The definitions are lively and precise in equipping students and general readers with a genuinely useful critical vocabulary. It identifies the thinking and controversies surrounding terms, and offers fresh insights and directions for future reading. It does this with the help of extensive cross-referencing, indexes and up-to-date bibliography (with recommended websites).

    • Literary Criticism

The Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism


Author: Joseph Childers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231072434
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 362
View: 2748
Is the Confucian tradition compatible with the Western understanding of human rights? Are there fundamental human values, regardless of cultural differences, common to all peoples of all nations? At this critical point in Communist China's history, eighteen distinguished scholars address the role of Confucianism in dealing with questions of universal human rights.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary of Literary Devices

Gradus, A-Z
Author: Bernard Marie Dupriez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802068033
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 545
View: 3274
'Common-sense, ' the Romantic critics told us, was all that was needed to understand and interpret literary texts. Today, we know this is not generally true. Modern criticism has joined with pre-Romantic criticism to expose common-sense as appropriate (because simple-minded), inadequate to comprehend and interpret verbal structures which are frequently 'non- common]sensical, ' anti-commonsensical, or even nonsensical. The difference between readers today and their earlier counterparts is that we have lost the full vocabulary of criticism and the consciousness of the literary and rhetorical devices with which texts are created. Yet these devices are still available to us, still practised even if unwittingly and on an impoverished scale. "Gradus," originally published in French in 1984, was designed to make good that loss, to reanimate those skills. Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, it calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.' Skilfully translated into English, and adapted for an English-language audience with illustrations taken from an astonishing range of contemporary texts, literary and popular, drawn from literature, radio, television, and the theatre, "Gradus" will be a constant source of information and delight.

    • Education

A Glossary of Literary Terms


Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285465067
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 9233
First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Literary Terms

A Dictionary
Author: Karl E. Beckson,Arthur Ganz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374521778
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 308
View: 1555
Over nine hundred entries provide information on literary terms, styles, forms, and genres, historical periods and movements, and related philosophical concepts.

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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms


Author: Peter Childs,Roger Fowler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134234740
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 1324
A twenty-first century version of Roger Fowler’s 1973 Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms, this latest edition of The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is the most up-to-date guide to critical and theoretical concepts available to students of literature at all levels. With over forty newly commissioned entries, this essential reference book includes: an exhaustive range of entries, covering such topics as genre, form, cultural theory and literary technique new definitions of contemporary critical issues such as Cybercriticism and Globalization complete coverage of traditional and radical approaches to the study and production of literature thorough accounts of critical terminology and analyses of key academic debates full cross-referencing throughout and suggestions for further reading. Covering both long-established terminology as well as the specialist vocabulary of modern theoretical schools, The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is an indispensable guide to the principal terms and concepts encountered in debates over literary studies in the twenty-first century.

    • Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Critical Theory


Author: Ian Buchanan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192514210
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 512
View: 6652
Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, and socio-political critical theory. Entries clearly explain complex theoretical discourses such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of hundreds of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, such as Derrida and Deleuze. This new edition of the dictionary has been updated to extend coverage of diaspora, race and postcolonial theory, including key authors such as C. L. R. James and Paul Gilroy, and of queer and sexuality studies, including notable figures such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Fully revised to keep up to date with this diverse field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as hyperobject and transgender. Entries are fully cross-referenced and many contain further reading suggestions. Covering all aspects of critical theory from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students in the humanities and social sciences.

    • Literary Criticism

A New Handbook of Literary Terms


Author: David Mikics
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300164319
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 348
View: 2438
A collection of literary terms and their definitions.

    • Reference

The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory


Author: David Macey
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 9780140513691
Category: Reference
Page: 490
View: 1923
Accessing the huge and often bewildering subject of Critical Theory can be an intimidating experience. This acclaimed dictionary provides the ideal introduction to the range of theories and theorists on offer and will prove an invaluable and authoritative resource to all students. * Incisive overviews of the work of key figures from Arendt and Artaud to Winnicott, Wittgestein and Woolf * Powerful summaries of the crucial debates on desire and deconstruction, object relations and Orientalism, postcolonial theory and postmodernism * Clear explanations of both the links and the disagreements between different thinkers and schools.

    • Literary Criticism

A Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory


Author: Jeremy Hawthorn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780340761953
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
View: 3046
For its 4th edition, the critically acclaimed A Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include over 70 important new terms and usages from this volatile and fast-changing field.

    • Reference

NTC's Dictionary of Literary Terms


Author: Kathleen Morner,Ralph Rausch,National Textbook Company
Publisher: National Textbook Company Trade
ISBN: 9780844254654
Category: Reference
Page: 239
View: 8433
NTC's Dictionary of Literary Terms contains nearly 600 terms, concepts, and critical theories--all defined, explained, and illustrated in clear easy-to-understand language.

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Literary Terms


Author: Steven M. Berner,BarCharts Inc., Staff
Publisher: Quickstudy
ISBN: 9781572225886
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 4
View: 3476
This 4-page guide is arranged alphabetically and contains hundreds of useful, up-to-date definitions and terms covering the styles and techniques writers use to transmit their ideas.

    • Literary Criticism

Key Terms in Literary Theory


Author: Mary Klages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144111453X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 144
View: 1986
Students of literature, film and cultural studies need to understand key theoretical terms and concepts but often find it hard to get to grips with exactly what they mean. This book provides precise definitions of terms and concepts in literary theory, along with explanations of the major movements and figures in literary and cultural theory and an extensive bibliography. It is designed for the student who needs to know what a particular term means, how it is used, and where it comes from, and enables them to apply the terms and concepts to their own investigations. The three part structure provides clear definitions of key terms and ideas, introductions to major figures including biographical and historical overviews and an annotated guide to important works. This invaluable resource provides readers with an easily accessible and comprehensive reference guide to literary and cultural theory.

    • Literary Criticism

A History of Literary Criticism and Theory

From Plato to the Present
Author: M. A. R. Habib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148845
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 848
View: 4905
This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, as well as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts. Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical background to the literary criticism of each era Enables students to see the development of literary criticism in context Organised chronologically, from classical literary criticism through to deconstruction Considers a wide range of thinkers and events from the French Revolution to Freud’s views on civilization Can be used alongside any anthology of literary criticism or as a coherent stand-alone introduction

    • Literary Criticism

Literary Analysis: The Basics


Author: Celena Kusch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317420950
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 150
View: 8084
Literary Analysis: The Basics is an insightful introduction to analysing a wide range of literary forms. Providing a clear outline of the methodologies employed in twenty-first century literary analysis, it introduces readers to the genres, canons, terms, issues, critical approaches, and contexts that affect the analysis of any text. It addresses such questions as: What counts as literature? Is analysis a dissection? How do gender, race, class and culture affect the meaning of a text? Why is the social and historical context of a text important? Can digital media be analysed in the same way as a poem? With examples from ancient myths to young adult fiction, a glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading, Literary Analysis: The Basics is essential reading for anyone wishing to improve their analytical reading skills.