The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1991 Friday, 27 September 2002
Date: Thursday, 26 Sep 2002 09:33:49 -0400
Subject: 13.1967 Re: Pleading Ignorance
Comment: Re: SHK 13.1967 Re: Pleading Ignorance
Davis, Robert Con and Ronald Schleifer, eds. Contemporary Literary
Criticism: Literary and Cultural Studies. 3rd ed. White Plains: Longman,
Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: an Introduction. 2nd ed. Minneapolis:
U of Minn P, 1996.
These are the two texts that gave me my intro to theory and criticism as
an undergraduate. The first is a textbook that contains excerpts and
discussions of many of the landmark texts along with definitions of the
various schools of contemporary criticism. Neither of course covers the
mass of work since 1996.
There is also a series by Bedford/St. Martin's called Case Studies in
Contemporary Criticism which includes several of Shakespeare's plays
with supplementary essays from a variety of contemporary critical
perspectives also with discussions and definitions.
Beware of "falling into theory."
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