An Introduction to Criticism: Literature - Film - Culture

Michael Ryan


An Introduction to Criticism: Literature - Film - Culture

An Introduction to Criticism: Literature - Film - Culture

  • Title: An Introduction to Criticism: Literature - Film - Culture
  • Author: Michael Ryan
  • ISBN: 9781405182836
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover



An accessible and thorough introduction to literary theory and contemporary critical practice, this book is an essential resource for beginning students of literary criticism.Covers traditional approaches such as formalism and structuralism, as well as recent developments in criticism such as evolutionary theory, cognitive studies, ethical criticism, and ecocriticismAn accessible and thorough introduction to literary theory and contemporary critical practice, this book is an essential resource for beginning students of literary criticism.Covers traditional approaches such as formalism and structuralism, as well as recent developments in criticism such as evolutionary theory, cognitive studies, ethical criticism, and ecocriticism Offers explanations of key works and major ideas in literary criticism and suggests key elements to look for in a literary text Also applies critical approaches to various examples from film studies Helps students to build a critical framework and write analytically


Recent Comments "An Introduction to Criticism: Literature - Film - Culture"

It is hard for me to think of a nonfiction book I have read in recent memory that is as insulting to the reader as this tome is. I also cannot think of another book which repeats so many questionable and untrue statements of fact that are so easily debunked and/or that are so obviously complicated by other perspectives. For instance, the author informs the reader matter of factly that gender is not impacted by biology but at another point in the book he states that it is. He leans heavily on a v [...]

درآمدی بر نقد: ادبیات - فیلم - فرهنگ / مایکل رایان / تهران: آوند دانش، چاپِ اول 1392 نقد«مهرنوش واحدی»، ویراستارِ این کتاب است. اما در همین صفحه‌ی نخست نیز حاصلِ کار او حاوی جملاتی نامفهوم و نیازمندِ ویرایشِ دوباره است. یک نمونه از متنِ ویرایش‌شده توسطِ ایشان: چنین تحلیلی گستره‌ی [...]

A useful introductory text to literary/cultural theory and criticism. My one warning to prospective readers is that Michael Ryan has a strong Marxist/Political critical bias which, in addition to making that chapter particularly dense, often colors the way he discusses the other critical theories the text covers.For instance, don't believe what he tells you about race being genetically based; it does indeed serve as a means for class oppression, but Ryan's need for race to remain a class that Ma [...]

Very nice book that is culturally balanced.

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