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Textual Practice

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Throughout the early modern, modern and post-modern periods, the literary essay has developed alongside and in dialogue with other major genres of writing - most notably the novel, drama, poetry, literary and cultural criticism.

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Essay form  Writing; Authors and readers; English language rhetoric
Textual analysis Narrative theory; Literature theory; Criticism; Textual; Intertextuality; Critical theory; Literary works; Technique
Poetry Alliteration ; Assonance ; Generative poetics ; Melody ; Metaphor ; Meter ; Poetics ; Poetry ; Repetition ; Rhyme ; Syntactic parallelism ; Textsetting ; Verse
Cultural criticism  Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Cultural studies
Discursive characteristics Discourse analysis; Discourse studies; Foucauldian discourse; Sociolinguistics

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Call Numbers
Literature (general) PN1-6790
Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics PN45-57
Study and teaching PN59-72
Criticism PN80-99
Special relations, movements, and current of literature PN597-605


Books on literary theory