American Literary Criticism Since The 1930s

American Literary Criticism Since The 1930s

Author by : Vincent B. Leitch
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s fully updates Vincent B. Leitch’s classic book, American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s following the development of the American academy right up to the present day. Updated throughout and with a brand new chapter, this second edition: provides a critical history of American literary theory and practice, discussing the impact of major schools and movements examines the social and cultural background to literary research, considering the role of key theories and practices provides profiles of major figures and influential texts, outlining the connections among theorists presents a new chapter on developments since the 1980s, including discussions of feminist, queer, postcolonial and ethnic criticism. Comprehensive and engaging, this book offers a crucial overview of the development of literary studies in American universities, and a springboard to further research for all those interested in the development and study of Literature.


The Norton Anthology Of Theory And Criticism

The Norton Anthology Of Theory And Criticism

Author by : Leitch, Vincent B.
Language : en
Publisher by : W.W. Norton & Company
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Description : The gold standard anthology for anyone who wants to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 191 pieces by 157 authors, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Third Edition, is more comprehensive and more varied in its selection than any other anthology. Forty-eight NEW selections—concentrated mostly on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—make the book not only the best overview of the history of theory, but also a remarkably up-to-date portrait of the state of theory today.


American Literary Criticism From The Thirties To The Eighties

American Literary Criticism From The Thirties To The Eighties

Author by : Vincent B. Leitch
Language : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Leitch presents a comprehensive history of American literary criticism from the appearance of Marxist criticism in the 1930s to the development of left-leaning positions in the period from the 1960s to the mid 1980s. He sketches the broad historical and intellectual context in which each critical school emerged, and covers all significant groups of the past 55 years. They include feminist criticism, black aesthetics, the Chicago School, the New Critics, hermeneutics, reader response criticism, myth criticism and the deconstructionists. ISBN 0-231-06426-8: $45.00.


Literary Criticism In The 21st Century

Literary Criticism In The 21st Century

Author by : Vincent B. Leitch
Language : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : For more than a decade literary criticism has been thought to be in a post-theory age. Despite this, the work of thinkers such as Derrida, Deleuze and Foucault and new writers such as Agamben and Ranciere continue to be central to literary studies. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century explores the explosion of new theoretical approaches that has seen a renaissance in theory and its importance in the institutional settings of the humanities today. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century covers such issues as: The institutional history of theory in the academy The case against theory, from the 1970s to today Critical reading, theory and the wider world Keystone works in contemporary theory New directions and theory's many futures Written with an engagingly personal and accessible approach that brings theory vividly to life, this is a passionate defence of theory and its continuing relevance in the 21st century.


American Literature In Transition 1920 1930

American Literature In Transition 1920 1930

Author by : Ichiro Takayoshi
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : American Literature in Transition, 1920–1930 examines the dynamic interactions between social and literary fields during the so-called Jazz Age. It situates the era's place in the incremental evolution of American literature throughout the twentieth century. Essays from preeminent critics and historians analyze many overlapping aspects of American letters in the 1920s and re-evaluate an astonishingly diverse group of authors. Expansive in scope and daring in its mixture of eclectic methods, this book extends the most exciting advances made in the last several decades in the fields of modernist studies, ethnic literatures, African-American literature, gender studies, transnational studies, and the history of the book. It examines how the world of literature intersected with other arts, such as cinema, jazz, and theater, and explores the print culture in transition, with a focus on new publishing houses, trends in advertising, readership, and obscenity laws.


Twentieth Century American Literary Naturalism

Twentieth Century American Literary Naturalism

Author by : Donald Pizer
Language : en
Publisher by : SIU Press
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Description : Pizer explores six novels to define naturalism and explain its tenacious hold throughout the twentieth century on the American creative imagination.


The Editing Of American Literature 1890 1930

The Editing Of American Literature 1890 1930

Author by : Donald Pizer
Language : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Editing of American Literature, 1890-1930 collects Donald Pizer’s essays and reviews that examine the issues associated with providing authoritative scholarly editions of major turn-of-the-century American authors. Divided into four sections—general essays on editing; essays and reviews on the editing of Theodore Dreiser; essays and reviews on the editing of Stephen Crane; and essays on the interplay of textual theory and critical interpretation in works by Crane and John Dos Passos—the volume expresses a distinctive position in the text wars that dominated the editing scene of the 1970-2000 period. This collection of essays will be of interest to textual editors of any persuasion as well as literary critics and scholars with a special interest in late 19th- and early 20th-century American literature.


The Power Of Political Art

The Power Of Political Art

Author by : Robert Shulman
Language : en
Publisher by : UNC Press Books
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Description : During the 1930s, radical young writers, artists, and critics associated with the Communist Party animated a cultural dialogue that was one of the most stimulating in American history. With the dawning of the Cold War, however, much of their work fell out


Race Work And Desire In American Literature 1860 1930

Race Work And Desire In American Literature 1860 1930

Author by : Michele Birnbaum
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Michele Birnbaum examines representations of interracial work bonds in fiction and literary correspondence by black and white authors and artists.


Daughters Of The Great Depression

Daughters Of The Great Depression

Author by : Laura Hapke
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Georgia Press
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Description : Daughters of the Great Depression is a reinterpretation of more than fifty well-known and rediscovered works of Depression-era fiction that illuminate one of the decade's central conflicts: whether to include women in the hard-pressed workforce or relegate them to a literal or figurative home sphere. Laura Hapke argues that working women, from industrial wage earners to business professionals, were the literary and cultural scapegoats of the 1930s. In locating these key texts in the "don't steal a job from a man" furor of the time, she draws on a wealth of material not usually considered by literary scholars, including articles on gender and the job controversy; Labor Department Women's Bureau statistics; "true romance" stories and "fallen woman" films; studies of African American women's wage earning; and Fortune magazine pronouncements on white-collar womanhood. A valuable revisionist study, Daughters of the Great Depression shows how fiction's working heroines--so often cast as earth mothers, flawed mothers, lesser comrades, harlots, martyrs, love slaves, and manly or apologetic professionals--joined their real-life counterparts to negotiate the misogynistic labor climate of the 1930s.