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Critical theory & African literature today

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesCritical theory and African literature today
    Statementeditor, Eldred Durosimi Jones ; associate editor, Eustace Palmer ; assistant editor, Marjorie Jones.
    SeriesAfrican literature today -- 19
    ContributionsJones, Eldred D.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 122 p. ;
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15454340M
    ISBN 100865434409
    OCLC/WorldCa32021084

    This new edition features: * a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the 'end' of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation * an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts * a list of. She is the author of Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide and Learning for a Diverse World: Using Critical Theory to Read and Write about Literature. Reviews ‘I know of no other book on critical theory for beginning and intermediate students that offers the same depth and breath.

    “The term ‘African literature’ meant African literature in English, French or Portuguese. Those writing in African languages had to justify their use of their mother tongues.” South African writers and intellectuals writing in African languages were getting translated into . The principles of literary semiotics are then organized in Greimas and Courtés , which remains an important source today. Culler is also critical as a work that demonstrates that literary texts cannot be analyzed insightfully without recourse to semiotics. Chandler, Daniel. Semiotics: The Basics. London: Routledge,

    This classic guide offers a thorough and accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today: feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, reader-response theory, new criticism, structuralism and semiotics, deconstruction, new historicism, cultural criticism, lesbian/gay/queer theory, African-American criticism Book Edition: 3rd   Alert to the ways in which critical theory and imaginative literature can enrich each other, African Literature and Social Change reframes the ongoing project of African literature. Concentrating on texts that are not usually considered together--writings by little-known black missionaries, so called "black whitemen," and better-known 20th.


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