Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Preparing to Encounter Literary Theory

CHAPTER 1
Why Study Literary Theory Now?

CHAPTER 2
Monologue and Dialogue in the Classroom

CHAPTER 3
Literature and the Ideology of Science

CHAPTER 4
Paradigms, Paradigm Change, and Interpretation

CHAPTER 5
Historical Criticism and New Criticism

Part Two: Literary Theory: Structuralism and After

CHAPTER 6
Structuralism (i): The Birth of a Paradigm

CHAPTER 7
Structuralism (ii): Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic Relations

CHAPTER 8
Deconstruction

CHAPTER 9
Vico and the Four Stages of Mental Life

CHAPTER 10
Myths and Demystification

CHAPTER 11
Structuralism (iii): Narratology

CHAPTER 12
New Historicism

CHAPTER 13
Reader-Response Criticism

Part Three: Standpoint Groups

CHAPTER 14
Feminism, Gender Issues, and Literature

CHAPTER 15
Marxist Criticism

CHAPTER 16
Postcolonial Criticism and Multiculturalism

Part Four: Summing Up and Looking Forward

CHAPTER 17
Conclusion: Resituating Authority

EPILOGUE
Postmodernism: Problems and Solutions

INDEX

Posted on October 29, 2015