Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory
This is a reference guide for students of literary and cultural studies which introduces over 40 of the complex terms, motifs and concepts in ... Show synopsis This is a reference guide for students of literary and cultural studies which introduces over 40 of the complex terms, motifs and concepts in literary and cultural theory. More than a simple dictionary of terms, this book gives students a brief introduction to each concept together with short quotations from the work of key thinkers and critics which can be used by teachers to structure a discussion and guide genuine comprehension. Each term, concept or keyword, and the passages discussing these, are glossed and annotated. At the end of each entry a few reflective, practical questions direct the student to consider a particular aspect of the quotations and the concept they address, while explanatory notes and bibliographies aid further research. The book is designed to be used as a dip in reference book as well as a guide to literary theory for practical classroom use.