Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and Reviews: 55. 1 Mimesis: ancient Greek literary theory Andrea Nightingale 37 2 Expressivity: the Romantic theory of authorship Andrew Bennett 48 3 Interpretation: hermeneutics Timothy Clark 59 4 Value: criticism, canons, and evaluation Patricia Waugh 70 Part II Criticism and critical practices in the twentieth century 83 5 Literature and the academy Chris. May 03, 2011 · Literary Theory RAMAN SELDEN PETER WIDDOWSON PETER BROOKER Fifth edition A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theoryis a classic introduction to the ever-evolving field of modern literary theory, now expanded and updated in its fifth edition. This book presents the full range of positions and movements in contemporary literary theory.
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