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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
1. What is theory? 2. What is Literature and Does it Matter? 3. Literature and Cultural Studies 4. Language, Meaning, and Interpretation 5. Rhetoric, Poetics, and Poetry 6. Narrative 7. PerformativeExpand
On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism
Preface to New Edition. Preface to First Edition Introduction Chapter 1: Readers and Reading 1. New Fortunes 2. Reading as a Woman 3. Stories of Reading Chapter 2: Deconstruction 1. Writing andExpand
Structuralist Poetics: Structuralism, Linguistics and the Study of Literature
A work of technical skill as well as outstanding literary merit, Structuralist Poetics was awarded the 1975 James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association. It was during the writing ofExpand
The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction
To gain a deeper understanding of the literary movement that has dominated recent Anglo-American literary criticism, The Pursuit of Signs is a must. In a world increasingly mediated, it offersExpand
The Pursuit of Signs
Interpretation and Overinterpretation
Introduction: Interpretation terminable and interminable Stefan Collini 1. Interpretation and history Umberto Eco 2. Overinterpreting texts Umberto Eco 3. Between author and text Umberto Eco 4. TheExpand