Literary Theories in Praxis

Literary Theories in Praxis

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Literary Theories in Praxis analyzes the ways in which critical theories are transformed into literary criticism and methodology. To demonstrate the application of this analysis, critical writings of Roland Barthes, Harold Bloom, Cleanth Brooks, Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Norman Holland, Barbara Johnson, Jacques Lacan, Adrienne Rich, and Robert Scholes are examined in terms of the primary critical stance each author employsa€”New Critical, phenomenological, archetypal, structuralist/semiotic, sociological, psychoanalytic, reader-response, deconstructionist, or humanist. The book is divided into nine sections, each with a prefatory essay explaining the critical stance taken in the selections that follow and describing how theory becomes literary criticism. In a headnote to each selection, Staton analyzes how the critic applies his or her critical methodology to the subject literary work. Shirley F. Staton's introduction sketches the overall philosophical positions and relationships among the various critical modes.Choosing what critical essays to include seemed less value-laden than selecting the literary works. ... But because the more recent trend in literary criticism has been to combine two or more approaches, as, for example, semiotics and Marxismanbsp;...

Title:Literary Theories in Praxis
Author: Shirley F. Staton
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1987-01-01

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