Literary Theories

A Case Study in Critical Performance

  • Editors
  • Julian Wolfreys
  • William Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julian Wolfreys, William Baker
      Pages 3-18
  3. Formalist Concerns

  4. Entr’acte

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  5. Political and Ideological Accounts

  6. Encore

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-259

About this book


Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyse and interpret the text. Literary Theories challenges the out-dated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading and interpretation and, believing that the best way to learn is through practical application, plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Clearly argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink interpretation, literary writing and critical reading.


Analyse Interpretation literary theory

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