This ninth volume in The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism presents a wide-ranging survey of developments in literary criticism and theory during the last century. Drawing on the combined expertise of a large team of specialist scholars, it offers an authoritative account of the various movements of thought that have made the late twentieth century such a richly productive period in the history of criticism. The aim has been to cover developments which have had greatest impact on the academic study of literature, along with background chapters that place those movements in a broader, intellectual, national and socio-cultural perspective. In comparison with Volumes Seven and Eight, also devoted to twentieth-century developments, there is marked emphasis on the rethinking of historical and philosophical approaches, which have emerged, especially during the past two decades, as among the most challenging areas of debate.Hence also its appeal to literary theorists with an interest in extending their own interpretative techniques to issues such as that of U.S. constitutional law where so much depends on the meaning ... This goes some way toward explaining why deconstruction has provoked such controversy in the U.S. context, representing ... limits to the range of interdisciplinary approaches covered in aquot; Clare Dalton, a#39;An Essay in the Deconstruction of Contract Doctrinea#39;, Yale Law Journal 94 (1984), pp.
|Title||:||The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Twentieth-century historical, philosophical and psychological perspectives|
|Author||:||George Alexander Kennedy, Christa Knellwolf, Christopher Norris|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2001|