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"The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory gives a comprehensive coverage of every aspect of literary theory, both traditional and contemporary. Around 180 full-length essays written by a wide range of experts and distinguished scholars explore the problems, the concepts, and the methodologies that arise when we discuss literary texts. They ask what systems of value go into making this category, separating "literary" from other kinds of text or other language games; what a "text" is, what kinds of text there are, and who decides; what it means to "read" a text: to understand it literally, to react to it emotionally, to look for broader structures of meaning, to understand it in relation to the context in which it was written or the contexts in which it was later understood; who "we" are who read; how reading relates to writing, and who or what the author of a text is and what authority they have over its reception; what background understandings shape our reading, how we acquire a knowledge of the norms and conventions that govern reading, how our class or our gender or our ethnicity form our understanding and the differences between our understandings; and whether some readings can be said to be better than others. Ranging across the analysis of formal concepts, of the institutions that support the production, dissemination, interpretation, and valuation of literary texts, of the identities of the real and textual persons who interact in the study of texts, and of the systematic methodologies of literary interpretation and understanding, the Encyclopedia is the most advanced and comprehensive collection of essays on literary theory ever published"-- What is a literary text? What does it mean to read a text? Who are we who read? How does the meaning of a text change in relation to the context in which it is read? What authority does an author have over the reception of a text? How does our gender, class, or ethnicity shape our
understanding of texts? The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory delves into these and the many other questions that arise when we read and write, exploring with an innovative approach and an unprecedented variety of perspectives what literary theory means. Led by Editor in Chief John Frow and
Associate Editors Mark Byron, Pelagia Goulimari, Sean Pryor, and Julie Rak, the Encyclopedia illustrates the problems, the concepts, and the methodologies that arise when we discuss literary criticism.
Around 180 full-length essays written by international experts discuss the theoretical categories and formal structures; the institutions that support the production, dissemination, interpretation, and valuation of literary texts; the identities of the real and textual persons who interact in the
study of texts; and the systematic methodologies of literary interpretation and understanding. Ranging from ancient criticism--Greek and Latin, Chinese, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Biblical--to contemporary issues, including digital humanities, ecocriticism, queer studies, and Indigenous traditions, the
Encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive analysis currently available of literary theory in all its many dimensions.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory (Hardcover)

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Book Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

1400

Author

Frow

Title

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory

ISBN-13

9780190699604

Publication Date

May, 2022

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

10.70 x 7.90 x 7.30 Inches

ISBN-10

0190699604

SKU: WA887364904

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