Bringing together Mary Klages's bestselling introductory books Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexedand Key Terms in Literary Theoryinto one fully integrated and substantially revised, expanded and updated volume, this is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone entering the often bewildering world of literary theory for the first time. Literary Theory: The Complete Guideincludes:
- Accessible chapters on all the major schools of theory from deconstruction through psychoanalytic criticism to Marxism and postcolonialism - New chapters introducing ecocriticism and biographies - Expanded and updated guides to feminist theory, queer theory, postmodernism and globalization - New and fully integrated extracts of theoretical and literary texts to guide students through their use of theory - Accessible coverage of major theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, Deleuze and Guattari and Bhabha
Each chapter now includes reflection questions for class discussion or independent study and a cross-referenced glossary of key terms covered, as well as updated guides to further reading on each topic. Literary Theory: The Complete Guideis an essential starting point for students of critical theory.
About the Author
Mary Klages is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Her publications include Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2006) and Key Terms in Literary Theory (Bloomsbury, 2011).