Marxism and Literary Criticism

Marx, Engels and criticism If Karl Marx and Frederick Engels are better known for
their political and economic rather than literary writings, this is not in the least
because they regarded literature as insignificant. It is true, as Leon Trotsky ...

Marxism and Literary Criticism

`Marxism and Literary Criticism is amazingly comprehensive for its brief format. Eagleton has been able to sum up the main areas of Marxist criticism in the West today.' |I Times Literary Supplement

Marxism and Literature

In this book, the author analyzes previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'cultural materialism' which integrates ...

Marxism and Literature

In this book, the author analyzes previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'cultural materialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature.

Marxism and Literary Theory

15 However , since all this broadly appreciative criticism found in the writings of
the later critics leaves some gaps , a comprehensive and systematic study of
Marxist literary criticism from Caudwell to Arnold Kettle is still warranted . The
present ...

Marxism and Literary Theory


Criticism and Ideology

A new edition of a classic treatise on literary theory seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between Marxism and literary criticism, evaluating the key works of such figures as Lenin, Trostsky, and Sartre as well as canonical ...

Criticism and Ideology

A new edition of a classic treatise on literary theory seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between Marxism and literary criticism, evaluating the key works of such figures as Lenin, Trostsky, and Sartre as well as canonical writers including Charles Dickens and T. S. Eliot to demonstrate how ideology can play a productive and subversive role in literature. Reprint.

Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism

This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume. An international group of contributors provide an introduction to the development, current trends and evolution of the subject.

Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism

Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume. An international group of contributors provide an introduction to the development, current trends and evolution of the subject. They include such notable Marxist critics as Tony Bennett, Terry Eagleton, Edward W. Said, Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson. A diverse range of subjects are analysed such as James Bond, Brecht, Jane Austen and the modern history of the aesthetic.

Marxist Literary Criticism Today

A compelling and accessible textbook, by one of the world's pre-eminent literary critics

Marxist Literary Criticism Today

*Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Prize 2019**Shortlisted for the Isaac Deutscher Prize 2019*Why Marxism? Why today? In the first introduction to Marxist literary criticism to be published in decades, Barbara Foley argues that Marxism continues to offer the best framework for exploring the relationship between literature and society.She lays out in clear terms the principal aspects of Marxist methodology - historical materialism, political economy and ideology critique - as well as key debates, among Marxists and non-Marxists alike, about the nature of literature and the goals of literary criticism and pedagogy.Foley examines through the empowering lens of Marxism a wide range of texts: from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey; from Frederick Douglass's 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' to Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain'; from W.B. Yeats's 'The Second Coming' to Claude McKay's 'If We Must Die'.

Marxist Literary Theory

The collection is introduced by both editors: Terry Eagleton, writing at the point of what he describes as "the most grievous crisis in Marxism's fraught career", surveys the evolution of Marxist criticism, and addresses the profoundly ...

Marxist Literary Theory

Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader d is designed to give both students and lecturers a sense of the historical formation of a Marxist literary tradition. A unique compilation of principal texts in that tradition, it offers the reader new ways of reading Marxism, literature, theory, and the social possibilities of writing. Represented in this reader are: Theodor W. Adorno, Louis Althusser, Aijaz Ahmad, Chida Amuta, Etienne Balibar and Pierre Macherey, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Ernest Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Alex Callinicos, Christopher Caudwell, Terry Eagleton, Friedrich Engels, Lucien Goldmann, Fredric Jameson, V. I. Lenin, George Lukacs, Karl Marx, The Marxist-Feminist Collective, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Leon Trotsky, V. N. Volosinov, Galvano Della Volpe, Alick West, and Raymond Williams.

Marxism and Literary Criticism

Radojica TAUTOVIC THE VALUE OF MARXIST VALUE - JUDGEMENTS
Criticism of Marxist literary criticism today is either aimed at its complete refutation
, or at proceeding beyond its limitations . For criticism to overcome its
weaknesses , it is ...

Marxism and Literary Criticism


The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 9 Twentieth Century Historical Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

7 Marxism and poststructuralism MICHAEL RYAN For Marxist critics , the way
literature makes meaning out of the arrangement of words or the telling of life
stories contributes to the way ruling groups maintain their power in society . In
this light ...

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 9  Twentieth Century Historical  Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

Highly informative essays on developments in literary criticism and theory during the twentieth century.

Literary Theory at Work

Introduction There has been an increasing tendency in recent years for Marxist
critics in Britain to distance themselves ... with the basic premises of Marxism,
which would entail the explanation of the form and content of literary texts in
terms of ...

Literary Theory at Work

PMThis is a sequel to the successful ^IModern Literary Theory by Jefferson and Robey (Barnes & Noble). While the latter concentrates on expounding theory without embarking on its application, Tallack and his Critical Theory group take three literary texts and show how different literary theories can be used in practice in the analysis of real texts. The three texts are^R In the Cage by Henry James, St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence, and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. The branches of theory applied to them are Structuralism (Narrative Theory and Character Theory), Psychoanalytic Theory, Feminism, Linguistics, and Reader Response Theory, Deconstruction and Marxis

Marxism and African Literature

CHAPTER ONE MARXIST LITERARY DEBATES AND THEIR CONTINUITY IN
AFRICAN LITERARY CRITICISM Georg M. Gugelberger Poetisch freilegen ,
meine ich – nicht zu poetisieren . To expose poetically is what I mean - not to
poeticize ...

Marxism and African Literature


Marxism and Deconstruction

Besides offering the first book-length study of Derrida in this context, Ryan makes the first methodic attempt by an American scholar to apply deconstruction to domains beyond literature.

Marxism and Deconstruction

Originally published in 1982. Aside from Jacques Derrida's own references to the "possible articulation" between deconstruction and Marxism, the relationship between the two has remained largely unexplored. In Marxism and Deconstruction, Michael Ryan examines that multifaceted relationship but not through a mere comparison of two distinct and inviolable entities. Instead, he looks at both with an eye to identifying their common elements and reweaving them into a new theory of political practice. To accomplish his task, Ryan undertakes a detailed comparison of deconstruction and Marxism, relating deconstruction to the dialectical tradition in philosophy and demonstrating how deconstruction can be used in the critique of ideology. He is a forceful critic of both the politics of deconstruction and the metaphysical aspect of Marxism (as seen from a deconstructionist perspective). Besides offering the first book-length study of Derrida in this context, Ryan makes the first methodic attempt by an American scholar to apply deconstruction to domains beyond literature. He proposes a deconstructive Marxism, one lacking the metaphysical underpinnings of conservative "scientific" Marxist theory and employing deconstructive analysis both for Marxist political criticism and to further current anti-metaphysical developments within Marxism. Marxism and Deconstruction is an innovative and controversial contribution to the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, and political science.

Literary Theory The Basics

MARXIST CRITICISM Good starting points are Moyra Haslett's Marxist Literary
and Cultural Theory (1999), which offers an overview of the field, and Drew
Milne's Reading Marxist Literary Theory (2001). Terry Eagleton's Marxism and
Literary ...

Literary Theory  The Basics

This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response theory the new criticism of postmodernism the ‘after theory’ debate post-humanism, biopolitics and animal studies aesthetics Literary Theory: The Basics helps readers to approach the many theories and debates in this field with confidence. Now with updated case studies and further reading this is an essential purchase for anyone who strives to understand literary theory today.

Terry Eagleton

Literary. Criticism. At an age when many academics are still working on their
PhDs or embarking on their first steps in ... and Émigrés (1970), Myths of Power (
1975), Marxism and Literary Criticism (1976), and Criticism and Ideology (1976).

Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is one of the most influential contemporary literary theorists and critics. His diverse body of work has been crucial to developments in cultural theory and literary critical practice in modern times, and for a generation of humanities students his writing has been a source of both provocation and enjoyment. This book undertakes a lucid and detailed analysis of Eagletons oeuvre. It gives close attention to the full range of Eagletons major publications, examining their arguments and implications, as well as how they have intervened in wider debates in cultural theory. It also investigates his less familiar works, such as his early writing on the Catholic left, as well as other as yet unpublished material, showing how these works can be understood alongside the more prominent areas of his thought. Through this, this book offers a cohesive overview of Eagletons career to date, tracing the development of his theoretical positions, and an assessment of Eagletons wider contributions to fields such as Marxist literary criticism and cultural theory. It will be essential reading for students of literary criticism, cultural theory, and intellectual history.

Literary Theory and Criticism

10 Marxist aesthetics Tony Davies Marx before Marxism Karl Marx ' s world - wide
reputation and influence rest principally on the Communist Manifesto of 1848 ,
probably the most eloquent and undoubtedly the most influential political ...

Literary Theory and Criticism

This comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an international team of academics. It includes key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the 20th century and more.

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture

This title provides a picture of the state of Marxist thinking. It aims to provoke a debate that will be of interest to those concerned with the status and development of Marxism and also to theorists in all fields of the human sciences.

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture

This title provides a picture of the state of Marxist thinking. It aims to provoke a debate that will be of interest to those concerned with the status and development of Marxism and also to theorists in all fields of the human sciences.

Modern European Criticism and Theory A Critical Guide

Baxandall, L. and Morowski, S. (eds) Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on
Literature and Art. New York, 1974. Eagleton, T. Criticism and Ideology. London,
1976a. Ð. Marxism and Literary Criticism. Berkeley, CA, 1976b. Frow, J. Marxism
and ...

Modern European Criticism and Theory  A Critical Guide

Modern European Criticism and Theory offers the reader a comprehensive critical overview of the widespread and profound contest of ideas within European 'theory'. The book focuses primarily on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies from the Enlightenment to the present day. Examining how conceptions of subjectivity, identity and gender have been questioned, the more than 50 essays written by acknowledged experts in their fields critically assess the ways in which we think, see, and act in the world, as well as the ways in which we represent such thought psychologically, politically, and culturally. A further reading list accompanies each chapter.

Formalism and Marxism

Marxism. Russian Formalism and Marxist criticism had a seismic impact on
twentieth-century literary theory and the shockwaves are still felt today. First
published in 1979, Tony Bennett's Formalism and Marxism created its own
reverberations ...

Formalism and Marxism

Russian Formalism and Marxist criticism had a seismic impact on twentieth-cetury literary theory and the shockwaves are still felt today. First published in 1979, Tony Bennett's Formalism and Marxism created its own reverberations by offering a ground-breaking new interpretation of the Formalists' achievements and demanding a new way forward in Marxist criticism. The author first introduces and reviews the work of the Russian Formalists, a group of theorists who made an extraordinarily vital contribution to literary criticism in the decade followig the October Revolution of 1917. Placing the work of key figures in context and addressing such issues as aesthetics, linguistics and the category of literature, literary form and function and literary evolution, Bennett argues that the Formalists' concerns provided the basis for a radically historical approach to the study of literature. Bennett then turns to the situation of Marxist criticism ad sketches the risks it has run in becoming overly entangled with the concerns of traditional aesthetics. He forcefully argues that through a serious and sympathetic reassessment of the Formalists and their historical approach, Marxist critics might find their way back on to the terrain of politics, where they and theri work belong. Addressing such crucial questions as 'What is literature?' or 'How should it be studied and to what end?', Formalism and Marxism explores ideas which should be considered by any student or reader of literature and provides a particular challenge to those interested in Marxist criticism. Now with a new afterword, this classic text still offers the best available starting point for those new to the field, as well as representing a crucial intervention in twentieth-century literary theory.

Theory into Practice An Introduction to Literary Criticism

Marxist Criticism The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened
in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming ... but it does point to the lasting viability of
Marxist literary criticism, which continues to appeal to many readers and critics.

Theory into Practice  An Introduction to Literary Criticism

Beginning with approaches familiar to students and then gradually introducing schools of criticism that are more challenging, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides extensive step-by-step guidance for writing literary analyses from each of the critical perspectives. This brief, practical introduction to literary theory explores core literary theories in a unique chronological format and includes an anthology of relevant fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to help bring those theories to life for students. Remarkably readable and engaging, the text makes even complex concepts manageable for those beginning to think about literary theory, and example analyses for each type of criticism show how real students have applied the theories to works included in the anthology. Now updated with the latest scholarship, including a full discussion of Ecocriticism and increased emphasis on American multicultural approaches, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides an essential foundation for thoughtful and effective literary analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reader s Guide to Literature in English

Mark Hawkins-Dady. Eagleton, Terry, Criticism and Ideology: A Study in Marxist
Literary Theory, London: NLB, 1976; Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities
Press, 1976 Eagleton, Terry, Marxism and Literary Criticism, London: Methuen, ...

Reader s Guide to Literature in English

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.