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Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Peter Childs


Texts takes a wide range of visual, virtual, performative and written texts as a means of exploring both the ‘the literary’ and ‘the textual’ in contemporary culture. Each chapter includes an introduction to the text and aspects of its critical reception as well as an extended analysis using one of sixteen important critical/theoretical approaches from established critical angles like feminism, postcolonial studies, and deconstruction to newer areas such as ecocriticism, trauma theory, and ethical criticism. Each chapter also discusses the features of the type of text under analysis and indica ... More

Keywords: Textuality, literary theory, cultural texts, cultural studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748620432
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Childs, author