Literary Theory: An Anthology

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Julie Rivkin, Michael Ryan
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 6, 2017 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1640 pages
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The Problem of Narrativity: A Thought Experiment -- Scripts and Literary Interpretation -- Works Cited -- CHAPTER 9: From Beats to Arcs -- Micro Level: Beats -- Middle Level: Episodes -- Macro Level: Arcs -- Conclusion -- "From Beats to Arcs" 2015 Postscript -- CHAPTER 10: Theory in Practice: The Subplot as Simplification in King Lear -- CHAPTER 11: Theory in Practice: The Stories of "Passion": An Empirical Study -- Works Cited -- PART THREE: Phenomenology, Reception, Ethics -- CHAPTER 1: Introduction -- CHAPTER 2: Transcendental Aesthetic -- General Observations on Transcendental Aesthetic -- Conclusion of the Transcendental Aesthetic -- CHAPTER 3: The Phenomenology of Reading -- II -- CHAPTER 4: Teaching, Studying, and Theorizing the Production and Reception of Literary Texts -- Works Cited -- CHAPTER 5: Distinction -- Classes and Classifications -- Embodied Social Structures -- Knowledge without Concepts -- Advantageous Attributions -- The Classification Struggle -- The Reality of Representation and the Representation of Reality -- CHAPTER 6: Ethics and the Face -- 1. Infinity and the Face -- 2. Ethics and the Face -- 3. Reason and the Face -- 4. Discourse Founds Signification -- 5. Language and Objectivity -- 6. The Other and the Others -- 7. The Asymmetry of the Interpersonal -- 8. Will and Reason -- CHAPTER 7: Levinas and Literary Interpretation -- I -- II -- III -- Works Cited -- CHAPTER 8: Cultivating Humanity -- Fancy and Wonder -- Literature and the Compassionate Imagination -- Compassion in the Curriculum: A Political Agenda? -- World Citizenship, Relativism, and Identity Politics -- CHAPTER 9: Theory in Practice: Relation and Responsibility: A Levinasian Reading of King Lear -- CHAPTER 10: Theory in Practice: The Baby or the Violin: Ethics and Femininity in the Fiction of Alice Munro -- "Meneseteung"--"My Mother's Dream" -- Conclusion
 

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Contents

Part Three Phenomenology Reception Ethics
3
Viktor Shklovsky Art as Technique
8
12
12
Cleanth Brooks The Formalist Critics
15
History Without the Footnotes
29
Poetry Serial Television
42
Softness of Voice Construction of Character in King Lear
80
The Restraints of Language
105
11
858
12
869
ParadigmsGender Effects
893
4
940
Theorizing Transnational Studies of Sexuality
963
Intersectional in Assemblage Theory
1000
Utopian Hermeneutics in
1054
of King Lear
1066

Part Two Structuralism Linguistics Narratology
131
Claude LÚviStrauss The Structural Study of Myth
196
of a Postclassical Narratology
230
in King Lear
270
An Empirical Study
283
21
297
29
314
and Reception of Literary Texts
318
178
347
Emmanuel Levinas Ethics and the Face
348
196
365
Facing Baudelaires Eyes of the Poor
366
8
382
Kent Lehnhof Relation and Responsibility
402
and Femininity in the Fiction of Alice Munro
422
Part Four PostStructuralism
445
2
466
4
474
5
496
6
518
7
522
10
555
Psychoanalysis
567
2
575
Sigmund Freud The Uncanny
592
4
615
6
624
of the Kingdom
650
The Underground Stream
677
7
744
5
745
9
765
6
768
8
792
445
800
10
832
Vassar Con Spirito and the Romance of Female Community
1079
1
1099
3
1137
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Three Womens Texts and a Critique of Imperialism
1147
Toni Morrison Playing in the Dark
1163
Jamaica Kincaid A Small Place
1174
Arjun Appadurai Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
1180
Stuart Hall Cultural Identity and Diaspora
1191
8
1202
Jaecheol Kim National Messianism and English Choreography in King Lear
1210
11
1227
Katie Trumpener Annals of Ice Formations of Empire Place and History in John Galt and Alice Munro
1239
Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan In the Body of the Text
1255
2
1265
Suzanne Keane Narrative Empathy
1284
230
1304
Sara Ahmed Affective Economies
1312
Joseph Carroll Human Nature and Literary Meaning
1329
Neuroscience Criticism and Theory
1360
Theorizing Research Practices
1373
8
1380
9
1389
Carrie Dawson Skinned Taxidermy and Pedophilia in Munros Vandals
1405
Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan Matters Pertinent to a Theory of Human Existence
1419
Life But Not as We Know It
1423
John Urry Complexity
1452
A Few Clarifications
1458
Jennifer McDonell The Animal Turn Literary Studies and the Academy
1471
Tobin Siebers The Aesthetics of Human Disqualification
1486
7
1507
Food Animals and Other Life Forms in Lewis Carrolls Alice Books
1529
9
1547
1079
1567
Glossary of Terms
1581
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Julie Rivkin is Professor of English at Connecticut College, USA, where she teaches on American literature, contemporary women writers, and literary theory. She is the author of False Positions: The Representational Logics of Henry James's Fiction (1996). With Michael Ryan, she is the author of Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction(Wiley Blackwell, 3rd edition, 2016).

Michael Ryan is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University, USA. He is the author of several books, two novels, and co-editor of the journal Politics and Culture. With Julie Rivkin, he is the author of Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction (Wiley Blackwell, 3rd edition, 2016).

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