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  • Barthes: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan Culler

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    Roland Barthes was the leading figure of French Structuralism, the theoretical movement of the 1960s which revolutionized the study of literature and culture, as well as history and psychoanalysis. But Barthes was a man who disliked orthodoxies. His shifting positions and theoretical interests make him hard to grasp and assess. This book surveys Barthes'... more...

  • The Pursuit of Signsby Jonathan Culler

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 18.95

    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 offers insights into our ways of consuming texts that are both brilliant and bold. Dancing through semiotics, reader-response criticism, the value of the apostrophe... more...

  • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan Culler

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject. more...

  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 7.99

    What is Literary Theory? What is the relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is Literature, and does it matter? These are the sorts of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in a book which steers a clear path through a subject often perceived to be impenetrable. It offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning,... more...

  • Literaturtheorieby Jonathan Culler

    Reclam Verlag 2014; US$ 5.11

    2002 erschien die Einführung des amerikanischen Literaturwissenschaftlers Jonathan Culler in erster Auflage. Seither hat sie sich an den Universitäten etabliert. Anhand einfacher Fragen gibt sie Einblick in die wichtigsten Aspekte der Literaturtheorie: Was ist und will Theorie? Was ist ein Text? Was ist ein Autor? Was unterscheidet Lyrik von Prosa?... more...

  • Grounds of Comparisonby Pheng Cheah; Jonathan Culler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Benedict Anderson, professor at Cornell and specialist in Southeast Asian studies, is best known for his book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1991). It is no understatement to say that this is one of the most influential books of the last twenty years. Widely read both by social scientists and humanists,... more...

  • Interpretation and Overinterpretationby Umberto Eco; Stefan Collini; Jonathan Culler; Richard Rorty; Christine Brooke-Rose

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00

    This book brings together some of the most distinguished figures currently at work in philosophy, literary theory and criticism to debate the limits of interpretation. more...

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