Literary Theory

Pages: 227
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

Literary Theory

A Beginner's Guide

Clare Connors

Focuses on the real questions that emerge when we read and study literature - such as how we find meaning and how literature relates to its historical context - before exploring the response of theorists. This title unites theory with practice, revealing how enjoyable it is to think about reading.
Paperback
9781851687305 (1 May 2010)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Rescuing the subject from deadly dry theorists and -isms, Clare Connors focuses on the real questions that emerge when we read and study literature - such as how we find meaning and how literature relates to its historical context - before exploring the response of theorists. Using selections from works including poetry by Christina Rossetti and Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain, Connors unites theory with practice, revealing how enjoyable it is to think about reading.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 227
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Clare Connors is a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford. She has taught at a number of the university’s colleges and its Department of Continuing Education, and has written extensively on literary theory and literary theorists.