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Literary Theory by Jonathan Culler
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Aug 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, reading-and-writing, favourites, academic
Read from August 15 to 24, 2011

An unusually clear and jargon-free discussion of the basics of literary theory, good for the beginner or for anyone who wants to review and order what s/he knows (or think about how to teach it to undergraduates who are new to theory). Chapters: What is theory?; What is literature and does it matter?; literature and cultural studies; language, meaning, and interpretation; rhetoric, poetics, and poetry; narrative; performative language (and performativity in general); identity, identification, and the subject. Within these general areas of investigation, he covers a lot of ground.

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08/19/2011 page 80

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