Table of contents for Studying literature : the essential companion / Paul Goring, Jeremy Hawthorn, Domhnall Mitchell.


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Introduction                                                       7
Who is this guide for?                                           7
Is such a guide really necessary?                                7
'Literary', 'primary', 'secondary': a note on terminology        8
Getting organized                                                  9
Your degree scheme                                               9
Preparing for courses                                           10
Getting the most from lectures, seminars and tutorials          11
Using the library                                               14
Using computers                                                 19
Reading literary texts                                            20
Reading and studying: general points                            21
Reading prose fiction: novels, novellas and short stories       25
Reading drama                                                   36
Reading poetry                                                  49
Literary criticism                                                63
What is literary criticism?                                     63
How to find relevant criticism                                  65
Using criticism                                                 67
Writing essays                                                    68
Analyzing the question                                          69
Formulating and structuring an argument                         72
Applying literary theory in essays                              74
Writing                                                         79
Guidelines on presentation/style                                85
Plagiarism and how to avoid it                                  89
Making a presentation                                           91



Exams                                                               93
Preparation and revision                                         93
Taking exams                                                     96
Some introductory comments                                         101
Electronic media: opening definitions                              102
Finding primary electronic information                             104
Issues of reliability                                              107
Assessing authority and reliability                             108
Downloading literary texts                                         110
Reading in the electronic age                                      111
Searching and analyzing electronic texts                           112
Browsing the Web                                                   113
Evaluating secondary sources                                       116
Secondary sources                                                  118
Bibliographies                                                  118
Periodicals                                                     120
Web sites                                                       121
Listservs (e-mail discussion groups)                            121
Newsgroups                                                      124
Revising and editing electronically                                125
Documenting electronic media                                       126
Safety measures                                                    131
Why theory?                                                        135
Moliere's Monsieur Jourdain                                     136
Reinventing the wheel                                           136
The theoretical object                                             137
Types of theory                                                    138
Descriptive or prescriptive?                                    138
Literature-specific?                                            139
Butcher or biologist?                                           139
School or theory?                                               140
Chosen or thrust-upon?                                          141
1Theory and method                                                 142
A note on our groupings                                            143
Forrmalisms                                                        143
Russian Folmalism                                               144
ragtue School                                                   146
New Criticism                                                   148



The Hermeneutic tradition                                         152
Hermeneutics                                                   152
Phenomenology                                                  156
Reception theory                                               158
Reader-response criticism                                      159
Structuralism and its progeny                                     162
Structuralism                                                  163
Semiology/semiotics                                            165
Narratology                                                    168
Post-structuralism                                             169
Deconstruction                                                 170
Pragmatics and the reaction against structuralism              173
Speech-act theory                                              174
Psychological and psychoanalytic theories                         176
Psychoanalytic criticism                                       177
Archetypal criticism                                           180
'Isms'                                                            182
Marxist theory and criticism                                   184
Frankfurt School                                               186
New Historicism and cultural materialism                       186
Postcolonialism                                                191
Feminism                                                       191
Queer theory                                                   195
Mikhail Bakhtin                                                   313
Roland Barthes                                                    315
Simone de Beauvoir                                                317
Walter Benjamin                                                   318
Homi K. Bhabha                                                    319
Harold Bloom                                                      321
Bertolt Brecht                                                    323
H61lne Cixous                                                     324
Jacques Derrida                                                   326
Terry Eagleton                                                    328
Umberto Eco                                                       329
TS. Eliot                                                         331
William Empson                                                    333
Stanley Fish                                                      334



Michel Foucault                                                 336
Northrop Frye                                                   339
Henry Louis Gates, Jr                                           340
G6rard Genette                                                  342
Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar                                  343
Lucien Goldmann                                                 344
Stephen Jay Greenblatt                                          346
E.D. Hirsch Jr                                                  349
bell hooks                                                      351
Luce Irigaray                                                   352
Wolfgang Iser                                                   354
Roman Jakobson                                                  356
Fredric Jameson                                                 358
Julia Kristeva                                                  360
Jacques Lacan                                                   362
F.R. Leavis                                                     364
Georg Lukacs                                                    367
Jean-Francois Lyotard                                           369
Jerome McGann                                                   371
Paul de Man                                                     372
J. Hillis Miller                                                374
Kate Millett                                                    376
Vladimir Propp                                                  378
I.A. Richards                                                   379
Paul Ricoeur                                                    381
Edward Said                                                     382
Ferdinand de Saussure                                           384
Viktor Shklovsky                                                385
Elaine Showalter                                                387
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak                                      388
Tzvetan Todorov                                                 391
Rene Wellek                                                     393
Raymond Williams                                                394
Virginia Woolf                                                  397
Bibliography                                                    400








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Literature Study and teaching (Higher) Criticism, Literature Terminology, Criticism Terminology