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.... i (Winter, 198o) and in the first chapter of my book Reading Paradise Lost (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 198o). 2. ... Styles of Reading GEORGE L. DILLON Dillona#39;s essay exemplifies what we might call reader-response narratology a€” a study of ... He argues that our interpretations depend on how we answer the questions we ask when we read. ... skills of inferring and connecting a€” what he calls aquot;event chainingaquot; a€” to read the narrative sequence of aquot;A Rose for Emily.

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


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