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Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction
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This book provides students and scholars of classical literaturewith a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism.Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers throughvarious theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism,structuralism, deconstruction, gender studies, and New Historicism.* Applies theoretical approaches to examples from ancientliterature
* Extensive bibliographies and index make it a valuable resourcefor scholars in the field

Acknowledgments for the English Translation.


What Is, and To What End Do We Study, Literary Theory?.

Literary Theory and Classics.

Objections Raised against Literary Theory.

How to Use This Book.

Introductions to Literary Theory.

1. Russian Formalism 17.

The Question of Literariness.

Roman Jakobson's Model of Linguistic Communication.

Poetic Language as Defamiliarization.

Further Reading.

2. Structuralism.

The Founder of Structuralism: Ferdinand de Saussure.

Saussure's Definition of the Linguistic Sign.

The Meaning of Differences.

Structuralism and Subject.

Structural Anthropology.

Is Structuralist Interpretation Possible?.

Structuralist Definitions of Literary Genres.

Further Reading.

3. Narratology.

Vladimir Propp's Analysis of the Folk Tale.

Greimas's Actantial Theory of Narrative.

Roland Barthes and the Study of Narrative Texts.

Structuralist Plot-Analysis: Gérard Genette.

Irene de Jong's Narratological Analysis of the HomericEpics.

Further Reading.

4. Mikhail Bakhtin.

Bakhtin's Life and the Problem of His Writings.

Dialogism and the Novel.

The Carnivalization of Literature.

Menippean Satire and Ancient Carnivalesque Literature.

Further Reading.

5. Intertextuality.

Leading the Way: Julia Kristeva.

Further Developments of Intertextuality.

Gérard Genette's Model of Hypertextuality.

Intertextuality in Virgil.

Further Reading.

6. Reader-Response Criticism.

Empirical Reception Studies.

Aesthetics of Reception.

American Reader-Response Criticism.

Wheeler's Analysis of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Further Reading.

7. Orality - Literacy.

Oral Cultures: The Theses of Goody and Watt.

What Does "Orality" Mean?.

Oral Poetry.

The Homeric Epics as a Test Case.

Further Reading.

8. Deconstruction.

The Foundations: Derrida's Criticism of Logocentrism.

Deconstruction in America.

Objections to Deconstruction.

The Role of the Author.

Stanley Fish's Model of "InterpretiveCommunities".

The Responsibility of the Interpreter.

Deconstruction's Merits and Demerits.

Deconstruction in Antiquity? Socrates und Protagoras.

Further Reading.

9. Michel Foucault and Discourse Analysis.

The Power of Discourse.

Objections to Foucault's Analysis of Discourse.

Foucault and Antiquity.

The Debate about Foucault's Interpretation of AncientSexuality.

Further Reading.

10. New Historicism.

New Historicism and Deconstruction.

New Historicism and Michel Foucault.

Objections to New Historicism.

New Historicism and Antiquity.

Further Reading.

11. Feminist Approaches/Gender Studies.

The Feminist Movement and Definitions of"Woman".

Feminism in Literary Criticism.

French Feminism.

Pragmatic Feminism in Literary Criticism.

From Images of Women to Gender Studies.

Queer Theory.

Gender Studies and Attic Drama.

Further Reading.

12. Psychoanalytic Approaches.

Interpreting Dreams, Interpreting Literature.

Three Attempts at Psychoanalytic Interpretation.

Language and the Unconscious: Jacques Lacan.

Further Reading.


Whither Now?.

Additional Notes.

References and Bibliography.


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Autor: Thomas Schmitz
ISBN-13 :: 9780470691533
ISBN: 0470691530
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 256
Sprache: Englisch
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