Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory

Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory

Todd F. Davis, Kenneth Womack

Language: English

Pages: 202

ISBN: 033376532X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This invaluable guide offers an accessible introduction to two important movements in the history of 20th century literary theory. A complementary text to the Palgrave volume Postmodern Narrative Theory by Mark Currie, this new title addresses a host of theoretical concerns, as well as each field's principal figures and interpretive modes. As with other books in theTransitions series,Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory includes readings of a range of widely-studied texts, including Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, among others.

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