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Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Howard Felperin


The past two decades have seen swift and radical change in the way literature is perceived and taught in this country and abroad, as numerous new schools of theory have blossomed, particularly at Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Cambridge. Intended as an introduction to these new theories, the book offers a balanced and lively overview that steers clear of technicalities as it explains, explores, and occasionally takes issue with the large movements that have followed the so-called ‘practical’ criticism of F. R. Leavis and others. It focuses on the major schools and figures of structuralism, Marxism, ... More

Keywords: literary theory, literary criticism, F. R. Leavis, structuralism, Marxism, deconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198128960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Felperin, author