Lynn-Texts and Contexts: Writing About Literature with Critical Theory [RENTAL EDITION],7/e, 7th edition

  • Steven Jay Lynn

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ISBN-13:  9780135586990

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For courses in literary criticism or literary analysis.

Theories and strategies for writing about literature

By considering how adept readers behave and what assumptions they might make while interacting with literary text, Texts and Contexts: Writing About Literature with Critical Theory teaches students the challenging art of writing about literature. The Seventh Edition provides overviews of literature and how to write about it, as well as critical and literary theory with examples throughout. Students will learn versatile strategies in reading, writing, interpreting data, and constructing arguments that can be applied to virtually any field.  

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Table of contents

  • 1.    An Introduction, Theoretically
  • 2.    Critical Words: A Selective Tour
  • 3.    Unifying the Work: New Criticism
  • 4.    Creating the Text: Reader-Response Criticism
  • 5.    Opening Up the Text: Structuralism and Deconstruction
  • 6.    Connecting the Text: Historical and New Historical Criticism
  • 7.    Minding the Work: Psychological Criticism
  • 8.    Gendering the Text: Feminist Criticism, Post-feminism, and Queer Theory

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