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Michael Ryan's Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition
introduces students to the full range of contemporary approaches to the study
of literature and culture, from Formalism, Structuralism, and Historicism to
Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, and Global English.
Introduces readings from a variety of theoretical perspectives, on classic
Demonstrates how the varying perspectives on texts can lead to different
interpretations of the same work.
Contains an accessible account of different theoretical approaches
An ideal resource for use in introductory courses on literary theory and
Designed to function both as a stand-alone text and a companion to Rivkin and
Ryan’s Literary Theory: An Anthology, Second Edition.