Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 2(8), pp. 175-182, August, 2014
Post-Modernism, Post-Colonialism, Identity Studies, Masculinity Studies, Semiotics, Visual Cultures, Bio politics, Post-Humanism, Eco criticism: New Directions and Approaches
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Vel Tech Dr. RR & Dr.SR Technical University, Chennai-Tamilnadu, India-600062, Mobile: 9578153435. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 18 August 2014
This classic work
covers all of the major movements in literary studies in this century.
Noted for its clear, engaging style and unpretentious treatment,
Literary Theory has become the introduction of choice for anyone
interested in learning about the world of contemporary literary thought.
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Literary Theory’s debut, Terry
Eagleton reflects on the state of theory in academia today, the growth
of anti-theory (itself an interesting theoretical subject), its
common-if problematic-place among survey coursework, and theory’s
continued relevance to scholarly pursuits. In this contemporary,
retrospective moment, as scholars critically analyze the incredibly
broad impact of the theoretical movement, Literary Theory remains an
essential initiation to the intellectually stimulating world of
theoretical analysis. Terry Eagleton is John Edward Taylor professor of
English literature at the University of Manchester. His numerous books
include The Meaning of Life, How to Read a Poem, and After Theory.