Table of contents for Critical theory today : a user-friendly guide / Lois Tyson.

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments	xi
Preface to the Second Edition ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿.xiii
Preface for Instructors ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿..¿
CHAPTER 1
Everything You Wanted to Know about Critical Theory
But Were Afraid to Ask	1
CHAPTER 2
Psychoanalytic Criticism	
The Origins of the Unconscious	
The Defenses	
Dreams and Dream Symbols	
The Meaning of Death	
The Meaning of Sexuality	
Lacanian Psychoanalysis ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿.
Psychoanalysis and Literature	
Some Questions Psychoanalytic Critics Ask
about Literary Texts	
¿What¿s Love Got to Do with It?¿: A Psychoanalytic Reading
of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Psychoanalytic Approaches
to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 3
Marxist Criticism	
The Fundamental Premises of Marxism	
The Class System in America	
The Role of Ideology	
Human Behavior, the Commodity, and the Family	
Marxism and Literature	
Some Questions Marxist Critics Ask about Literary Texts	
You Are What You Own: A Marxist Reading of
The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Marxist Approaches
to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 4
Feminist Criticism	
Traditional Gender Roles	
A Summary of Feminist Premises 	
Getting Beyond Patriarchy 	
French Feminism ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿.
Multicultural Feminism	
Gender Studies and Feminism ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿.
Feminism and Literature 	
Some Questions Feminist Critics Ask about Literary Texts	
¿. . . next they¿ll throw everything overboard . . .¿:
A Feminist Reading of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Feminist Approaches	
to Other Literary Works
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 5
New Criticism	
¿The Text Itself¿	
Literary Language and Organic Unity	
A New Critical Reading of
¿There Is a Girl Inside¿	
New Criticism as Intrinsic, Objective Criticism	
The Single Best Interpretation	
The Question New Critics Asked about Literary Texts	
The ¿deathless song¿ of Longing: A New Critical Reading
of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: New Critical Approaches
to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 6
Reader-Response Criticism	
Transactional Reader-Response Theory	
Affective Stylistics	
Subjective Reader-Response Theory	
Psychological Reader-Response Theory	
Social Reader-Response Theory	
Defining Readers	
Some Questions Reader-Response Critics Ask
about Literary Texts 	
Projecting the Reader: A Reader-Response Analysis
of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Reader-Response Approaches
to Other Literary Works ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿..¿
For Further Reading 	
CHAPTER 7
Structuralist Criticism	
Structural Linguistics	
Structural Anthropology	
Semiotics	
Structuralism and Literature 	
The Structure of Literary Genres 	
The Structure of Narrative (Narratology)	
The Structure of Literary Interpretation	
Some Questions Structuralist Critics Ask about Literary Texts	
¿Seek and Ye Shall Find¿. . . and Then Lose: A Structuralist
Reading of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Structuralist Approaches
to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 8
Deconstructive Criticism	
Deconstructing Language	
Deconstructing Our World 	
Deconstructing Human Identity 	
Deconstructing Literature	
A Deconstructive Reading of Robert Frost¿s 
¿Mending Wall¿ 	
Some Questions Deconstructive Critics Ask
about Literary Texts	
¿. . . the thrilling, returning trains of my youth . . .¿:
A Deconstructive Reading of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Deconstructive Approaches
to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 9
New Historical and Cultural Criticism	
New Historicism	
New Historicism and Literature	
Cultural Criticism	
Cultural Criticism and Literature	
Some Questions New Historical and Cultural Critics
Ask about Literary Texts	
The Discourse of the Self-Made Man: A New Historical
Reading of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: New Historical and Cultural
Criticism of Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 10
Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Criticism	
The Marginalization of Lesbians and Gay Men	
Lesbian Criticism	
Gay Criticism	
Queer Criticism	
Some Shared Features of Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Criticism 	
Some Questions Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Critics
Ask about Literary Texts	
Will the Real Nick Carraway Please Come Out?
A Queer Reading of The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: Lesbian, Gay, and Queer
Approaches to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 11
African American Criticism	
Racial Issues and African American Literary History	
Recent Developments: Critical Race Theory ¿..¿¿¿¿¿¿ 
African American Criticism and Literature	
Some Questions African American Critics 
Ask about Literary Texts 	
But Where Is Harlem? An African American Reading of 
The Great Gatsby	
Questions for Further Practice: African American
Approaches to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 12
Postcolonial Criticism	
Postcolonial Identity 	
Postcolonial Debates	
Postcolonial Criticism and Literature 	
Some Questions Postcolonial Critics Ask about
Literary Texts	
The Colony Within: A Postcolonial Reading of 
The Great Gatsby ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿.
Questions for Further Practice: Postcolonial Approaches 	
to Other Literary Works	
For Further Reading	
CHAPTER 13
Gaining an Overview 	
Index	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Criticism.