A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

5th Edition

Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson, Peter Brooker

Routledge
Published September 10, 2015
Textbook - 314 Pages
ISBN 9781138128811 - CAT# Y215133

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Summary

Reflecting the continuing change and development in modern literary theory, the key features of this book includes its clarity, brevity, equal coverage of the main literary theories and useful bibliographies of further reading.

Literature students will find its clearly defined sections easy to navigate and whilst avoiding over-simplification, it makes a complex subject accessible.

Features
-Accesible, easy to use guide
C-onsiders 'New Aestheticism' and engages with the ideas of 'Post-Theory'
-Contains extensive guides to further reading, web and electronic resources to ensure the quality of students' research
-A glossary defines key theoretical and critical terms
-Contains a guide to relevant journals

New to this Edition
-Coverage of 'new aestheticism'
-Updated and expanded Derrida section
-More historical context included in the introduction
-Marxism section to include updated material on Benjamin
-Postcolonial section updated and expanded
-Annotated reading lists, including web and electronic resources
-New glossary of terms
-Updated and expanded further reading section

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