A BRIEF HISTORY OF LITERARY THEORY

By Chris Lang

Table of Contents:

Section 1

INTRODUCTION
MEANING: THE MOVEMENT FROM AUTHOR TO READER
THE READER-RESPONSE THEORY OF STANLEY FISH

Section 2

POST-MODERNISM AND THE
HISTORY OF IDEAS
FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO EXISTENTIALISM: EXISTENCE OVER ESSENCE
THE PHILOSOPHY OF LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN
COMPARISON: OR ISOLATED COMMUNITIES

Section 3

MODERNISM: A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH
THE DEATH OF AUTHORITY
PRIVATIZATION OF TRUTH
PLURALISM AND THE RISE OF RELATIVISM
CONCLUSION: BACK TO BABEL
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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