Why is it worth studying any more than soap opera? Language, meaning, and interpretation 5. His chapter on Performative Language is interesting given that American academic philosophy has been influenced by English philosophers while American academic literary criticism has been influenced by French and German philosophers. This is notably strange in an introduction to an academic subject although I have seen stranger since:
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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions
These questions and cculler are addressed in Literary Theory: Often literary and cultural theory, which goes by the nickname "Theory," has seemed to be the theory of everything except literature: To all cullsr students out there, with love.
What is literary theory? I found particularly illuminating Culler's discussion of how theory is often used as a form of intimidation i. Ethics and aesthetics Appendix: Given that many of the best theorists overlap in many fields--is Judith Butler a psychoanalyst or feminist?
Some of these theorists as usual like to come up with jawbreaking neologisms like the hyper-protected cooperative principle p26 - actually, they all do, — and some of these ideas are fairly straightforward when you get hold of them, e.
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Nov 19, Jihm rated it tgeory it. Different kinds of Narrative and the contrast between constative and performative languages. This one is particularly enjoyable.
From topics such as literature and social identity to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, Literary Theory: What is literature and does it matter? What, all of Western literature?
Here, Jonathan Culler explains 'theory', not by describing warring 'schools' but by sketching key 'moves' theory has encouraged, and speaking directly about the implications of theory for thinking about literature, human identity, and the power of language. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.
Legal System and Practice. Cuoler 20, Karl Steel rated it it was amazing Shelves: It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Maybe I'm a snob can one be a snob without knowing the subject?
Mar 18, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: Pretty basic lit theory stuff, although quite different from my theory text as an undergraduate Wellek and Warren, Theory of Literature. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
The book is throughout provocative in these and other defences of theory, and of literature. jonahtan
fuller A rather uneven treatment of the topic. Structuralism, Linguistics, and the Study of Literature Ithaca: Aug 08, Martin Makara rated it liked it. University of Toronto Press.
Phil in modern languages Culler attended Theort for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature in So what do they say? Phil in comparative literature and a D.
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Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades, literary theory is accused of undermining respect for tradition rheory truth and encouraging suspicion about the political and psychological implications of cultural projects rather than admiration for great literature.
Public Health and Epidemiology. A Theory can only, at best, be a tool.