Table of contents for Literary theory and criticism : an Oxford guide / edited by Patricia Waugh.

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List of Contributors xix
Introduction: criticism, theory, and antitheory Patricia Waugh1
Part IConcepts of criticism and aesthetic origins35
1Mimesis: ancient Greek literary theoryAnn Nightingale37
2Expressivity: the Romantic theory of authorshipAndrew Bennett48
3Interpretation: hermeneuticsTimothy Clark59
4Value: criticism, canons, and evaluationPatricia Waugh70
Part IICriticism and critical practices in the twentieth century83
5Literature and the academyChris Baldick85
6I. A. RichardsAnn Banfield96
7T. S. Eliot and the idea of traditionGareth Reeves107
8Anthropology, myth, and modern criticismMichael Bell119
9F. R. Leavis: criticism and cultureGary Day130
10Marxist aestheticsTony Davies140
11William Empson: from verbal analysis to cultural criticismDavid Fuller152
12The New CriticismStephen Matterson166
13The intentional fallacyPeter Lamarque177
14Adorno and the Frankfurt SchoolAndrew Bowie189
15Freud and psychoanalysisCline Surprenant199
16The Russian debate on narrativeGary Saul Morson212
17Bakhtin and dialogics Lynne Pearce223
18Form, rhetoric, and intellectual historyFaiza W. Shereen233
19Literature into culture: cultural studies after LeavisGlenn Jordan and Chris Weedon245
Part IIILiterary theory: movements and schools257
20Structuralism and narrative poeticsSusana Onega259
21Psychoanalysis after FreudJosiane PaccaudHuguet280
22DeconstructionAlex Thompson298
23FeminismsFiona Tolan319
24PostcolonialismElleke Boehmer340
25Race, nation, and ethnicityKathleen Kerr362
26Reconstructing historicismPaul Hamilton386
27PostmodernismChris SnippWalmsley405
28SexualitiesTony Purvis427
29Science and criticism: beyond the culture warsChristopher Norris451
Part IVFutures and retrospects473
30Performing literary interpretationK. M. Newton475
31The responsibilities of the writerSean Burke486
32Mixing memory and desire: psychoanalysis, psychology, and trauma theoryRoger Luckhurst497
33Theories of the gazeJeremy Hawthorn508
34Anticanon theoryDavid Punter519
35Environmentalism and ecocriticismRichard Kerridge530
36Cognitive literary criticismAlan Richardson544
37Writing excess: the poetic principle of postliterary cultureScott Wilson557
Index 000
Detailed contents
List of contributors xix
Introduction: criticism, theory, and antitheoryPatricia Waugh1
From the theory of literature to the theory revolution1
Fear and loathing in literary studies: the seductions of theory3
Literary theories and scientific theories9
A homeopathic art: theory as the resistance to theory15
The rise of theory17
Before theory: early to midtwentiethcentury criticism22
The rise of the professional: criticism in the modern academy28
The future of theory and criticism30
Part IConcepts of criticism and aesthetic origins35
1Mimesis: ancient Greek literary theoryAnn Nightingale37
Mimesis37
Fiction and falsehood39
The audience41
Catharsis44
Further reading46
2Expressivity: the Romantic theory of authorshipAndrew Bennett48
Expression49
Confession50
Composition51
Inspiration54
Imagination55
Further reading57
3Interpretation: hermeneuticsTimothy Clark59
The defence of nontheoretical understanding60
Art and truth61
Do texts have objective meanings?63
Gadamers defence of reading as freedom65
Further reading67
4Value: criticism, canons, and evaluationPatricia Waugh70
The origin of canons70
The test of time: reputation and value73
For and against literary valuejudgements75
The containment of literature and the preservation of value77
Postmodernism and the retreat from value79
Further reading80
Part IICriticism and critical practices in the twentieth century83
5Literature and the academyChris Baldick85
Criticism incorporated85
A brief prehistory87
Modernism and the purification of criticism91
Criticism decentred93
Further reading95
6I. A. RichardsAnn Banfield96
Intellectual contexts: Cambridge philosophy97
The meaning of meaning98
Principles of literary criticism99
Practical Criticism101
Critical legacies102
Further reading105
7T. S. Eliot and traditionGareth Reeves107
Tradition and the Individual Talentthen and now107
F. H. Bradleythe historical sense108
Impersonalitythe closet Romantic110
Literary and sociopolitical hierarchies112
Legacies: theory113
Legacies: poetry115
Further reading117
8Anthropology andas myth in modern criticismMichael Bell119
Myth and reason119
Varieties of Modernist mythopoeia121
Literary anthropology123
Structuralism and the breakup of Modernist mythopoeia126
Myth and the marvellous127
Further reading129
9F. R. Leavis: criticism and cultureGary Day130
Leaviss cultural criticism131
Leavis and scientific management134
Leaviss literary criticism135
Further reading138
10Marxist aestheticsTony Davies140
Marx before Marxism140
Art, authorship, ideology141
Base and superstructure143
Marxism, realism, typicality144
Art, antiquity, and modernity146
Marxism since Marx149
Further reading150
11William Empson: from verbal analysis to cultural criticismDavid Fuller152
Verbal analysis152
Cultural criticism155
Contra clerisies: moral criticism158
The example of Empson161
Further reading163
12The New CriticismStephen Matterson166
Origins168
Methods and characteristics170
Influence and legacy172
Further reading175
13The intentional fallacyPeter Lamarque177
The antiintentionalist case178
The intentionalist response183
Further reading187
14Adorno and the Frankfurt SchoolAndrew Bowie189
Historical origins of Critical Theory190
Walter Benjamin191
T. W. Adorno194
Further reading198
15Freud and psychoanalysisCline Surprenant199
The application of psychoanalysis to literary works201
From contents to texts202
The subtleties of a faulty action203
Correspondences between literary and unconscious processes204
Language206
Freuds theories themselves208
Further reading209
16The Russian debate on narrativeGary Saul Morson212
The Russian debate on culture213
The formalist science of literature214
Formalism and literary history217
Bakhtin and the surplus218
Bakhtins theories of the novel219
17Bakhtin and the dialogic principleLynne Pearce223
Polyphony224
Dialogism226
Heteroglossia229
Carnival230
18Form, rhetoric, and intellectual historyFaiza W. Shereen233
Historical background234
A theoretical grounding234
Key concepts in Chicago criticism236
Trends in Chicago criticism238
Further reading243
19Literature into culture: Cultural Studies after LeavisGlenn Jordan and Chris Weedon245
The development of Cultural Studies246
Interdisciplinarityantidisciplinarity249
The internationalization of Cultural Studies251
Further reading254
Part IIILiterary Theory: Movements and Schools257
20Structuralism and narrative poeticsSusana Onega259
Saussure and structuralism259
Ferdinand de Saussure260
After Saussure262
Barthes and structuralist poetics265
Roland Barthes267
Genette and narratology273
Gerard Genette274
Conclusion277
Further reading278
21Psychoanalysis after FreudJosiane PaccaudHuguet280
Jacques Lacan: desire and discourse281
Jacques Lacan: jouissance and the letter287
Slvoj iek: or life after psychoanalysis294
Further reading297
22DeconstructionAlex Thompson298
What is deconstruction?299
Deconstruction and poststructuralism301
The deconstruction of metaphysics303
Deconstruction and writing304
Deconstruction, history, and politics305
Deconstruction, literature, and philosophy307
Romanticism and deconstruction309
Literature and truth310
Deconstruction and interpretation312
Deconstruction and literature313
Deconstruction and literary criticism314
Further reading317
23FeminismsFiona Tolan319
Simone de Beauvoir and the second wave319
The essentialism debate322
Literary feminisms325
New French feminisms: Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray332
Overview: from The Second Sex to Gender Trouble337
Further reading338
24PostcolonialismElleke Boehmer340
The post in postcolonial340
Related political traditions342
Movements and theories against empoire343
Frantz Fanon345
Postcolonial nationalism and nations347
Leading twentiethcentury postcolonial thinkers350
Theory in practice: postcolonial readings357
Further reading360
25Race, Nation, and EthnicityKathleen Kerr362
The theory of modernity365
The Enlightenment context366
Race and nation: nineteenthcentury imperialism371
Turnofthecentury black consciousness in America373
Du Bois and Booker T. Washington374
Later twentiethcentury cultural trends375
Hybridity: Modernist377
Postmodern hybridity379
Multiculturalism and politics381
Further reading384
26Reconstructing historicismPaul Hamilton386
A crisis for historicism386
The end of history thesis388
Reception theory and historicism390
The aesthetic historic nexus394
Kojves snobbery395
Allegories and collections399
Historicism and Bergsonism401
Further reading403
27PostmodernismChris SnippWalmsley405
The evolution of postmodernism405
Modernity, Modernism, postmodernity, and postmodernism409
Postmodernism, poststructuralism, and neopragmatism411
1968 and all thatthe seeds of postmodernism413
The postmodern Osbournes415
Raising the roofpostmodern rhetoric and theory416
The end of reason, or where reason endsresistance to postmodernism418
Postmodernism and the authority of time420
Rushdies ethical postmodernismHaroun as a cautionary fable421
Monty Pythons life of postmodernism424
Further reading425
28SexualitiesTony Purvis427
Problems of sexual identity427
The sexualization of everyday life430
Sexual natures and sexual identities436
Queer theories?: epistemology, rhetoric, performativity438
Sexuality and beyond443
Further reading448
29Science and criticism: beyond the culture warsChristopher Norris451
Early stages: the science and poetry debate451
Some versions of structuralism453
From the two cultures to the Sokal affair456
Science, literature, and possible worlds460
Fiction, philosophy, and the quantum multiverse463
Beyond the two cultures467
Further reading469
Part IVFutures and retrospects473
30Performing literary interpretationK. M. Newton475
Introduction475
Construing as an interpretive method477
Literary interpretation as performance481
The ethics of performing interpretation483
Further reading484
31The responsibilities of the writerSean Burke486
Responsibility and unintended outcomes488
The risk of writing490
The origins of authorial agency491
Creativity versus containment: the aesthetic defence492
Further reading495
32Mixing Memory and Desire: Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Trauma TheoryRoger Luckhurst497
Defining trauma497
Yale School trauma theory501
Why trauma?503
Further reading506
33Theories of the gazeJeremy Hawthorn508
Origins509
Laura Mulvey: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema510
Michel Foucault and Jeremy Benthams Panopticon511
The gaze in interpersonal psychology512
Extensions513
Readings514
Further reading517
34Anticanon theoryDavid Punter519
Foreign body520
The postcolonial521
The body523
The ghostly525
The Uncanny527
Further reading528
35Environmentalism and ecocriticismRichard Kerridge530
Environmentalism532
Ecology535
Anthropocentrism and ecocentrism537
Ecofeminism537
Nature538
Pastoral540
Romanticism540
Further reading541
36Cognitive literary criticismAlan Richardson544
Introduction544
Cognitive rhetoric545
Cognitive poetics547
Cognitive narratology549
Cognitive aesthetics of reception550
Cognitive materialism551
Evolutionary literary theory553
Further reading554
37Writing excess: the poetic principle of postliterary cultureScott Wilson557
Equivalence557
Axiomatic560
Econopoiesis563
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Criticism -- History.
Literature -- History and criticism.