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The literary theory toolkit : a compendium of concepts and methods /

"The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on...

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Main Author: Rapaport, Herman, 1947- , (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, ©2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introductory Tools for Literary Analysis
  • 1.1. Basics
  • 1.2. Common Critical Practices
  • 1.3. Literary Language
  • 1.4. Hermeneutics
  • 1.5. Major 20th Century Schools of Critical Analysis
  • 1.6. Socio-Political Analyses
  • Chapter 2: Tools for Reading Narrative
  • 2.1. Story and Plot: Fabula and Syuzhet
  • 2.2. Order
  • 2.3. Mimesis/Diegesis
  • 2.4. Free Indirect Discourse
  • 2.5. Interior Monologue
  • 2.6. Diachronic and Synchronic
  • 2.7. Intertextuality
  • 2.8. Dialogism
  • 2.9. Chronotope
  • 2.10. Character Zone
  • 2.11. Focalization
  • 2.12. Narrative Codes
  • Chapter 3: Tools for Reading Poetry
  • 3.1. Tropes
  • 3.2. Elision
  • 3.3. Resemblance
  • 3.4. Objective Correlative
  • 3.5. Language Poetry
  • 3.6. The New Sentence
  • 3.7. Sound Poetry/Concrete Poetry
  • 3.8. Prosody
  • Chapter 4: Tools for Analyzing Performance
  • 4.1. Performance Studies
  • 4.2. Realist Theatre: Total Acting
  • 4.3. Konstantin Stanislavski
  • 4.4. Lee Strasberg (The Method), David Mamet (Practical Aesthetics), Mary Overlie (The Six Viewpoints Approach)
  • 4.5. Epic Theatre
  • 4.6. Theater of Cruelty
  • 4.7. Actions
  • 4.8. Play
  • 4.9. Happenings
  • 4.10. Performance Art
  • 4.11. Guerrila Theatre
  • Chapter 5: Tools for Reading Texts as Systems
  • 5.1. Aristotle and Form
  • 5.2. The Literary Work as Object of Rational Empiricism
  • 5.3. Saussurean Linguistics
  • 5.4. Levi-Strauss and Structuralism
  • 5.5. Roman Jakobson's Communication Model
  • 5.6. Roland Barthes' Hierarchical Structures
  • 5.7. Ideality and Phenomenology of the Literary Object: Husserl and Derrida
  • 5.8. Dissemination
  • 5.9. Structure as Rhizome: Deleuze and Guattari
  • 5.10. Permutation
  • 5.11. Undecidability: Derrida, Gödel, Lacan
  • 5.12. Simulating Systems: Baudrillard
  • 5.13. Multiplicity: Badiou
  • Chapter 6: Tools for Social Analysis
  • 6.1. The Public Sphere
  • 6.2. Ideology
  • 6.3. Theories of Power
  • 6.4. The Social Relation.