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Frankfurt School

Douglas Kellner

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Frankfurt SchoolIntroductionThe term “Frankfurt School” refers to the work of members of the Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Resear...

Freud, Sigmund

Benjamin Poore

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Sigmund FreudIntroductionThe psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud (b. 6 May 1856–d. 23 September 1939) was one of the most controversial and innovative thinker...

Frye, Northrop

Diane Dubois

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Northrop FryeIntroductionHerman Northrop Frye (July 14, 1912–January 23, 1991) was misunderstood for decades as a literary taxonomist or member of the...

Genet, Jean

Mairéad Hanrahan

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Jean GenetIntroductionJean Genet (b. 19 December 1910–d. 15 April 1986) was a 20th-century French poet, novelist, playwright, film director, essayist,...

Girard, René

Wolfgang Palaver

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

René GirardIntroductionRené Noël Théophile Girard (b. 25 December 1923 in Avignon, d. 4 November 2015 in Stanford) was a French-American cultural anth...

Global South

Anne Garland Mahler

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Global SouthIntroductionThe Global South as a critical concept has three primary definitions. First, it has traditionally been used within intergovern...

Goldberg, Jonathan

Marcie Frank

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Jonathan GoldbergIntroductionAstonishingly prolific, literary theorist Jonathan Goldberg has published fourteen books, and edited or coedited five mor...

Greimas, Algirdas Julien

James Carney

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Algirdas Julien GreimasIntroductionAlgirdas Julien Greimas (b. 1917–d. 1992) was a French Lithuanian semiotician who worked on discourse linguistics, ...

Guattari, Félix

Andrew Goffey

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Félix GuattariIntroductionPierre-Félix Guattari (b. 1930–d. 1992) is crucially important for understanding the intellectual scene of postwar France, a...

Habermas, Jürgen

Andrew Edgar

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Jürgen HabermasIntroductionJürgen Habermas (b. 1929) is a German philosopher and social theorist. Early in his career, he was associated with the Fran...

Hartman, Geoffrey

Gina MacKenzie

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Geoffrey HartmanIntroductionGeoffrey H. Hartman is one of the most important literary critics of the 20th century. His work spans six decades, beginni...

Hemispheric Studies

Renee Hudson

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Hemispheric StudiesIntroductionRecently, hemispheric studies has gained traction within American studies scholarship. The field tends to be dominated ...

Hillis-Miller, J.

Éamonn Dunne

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

J. Hillis-MillerIntroductionJ. Hillis Miller (b. 15 March 1928) is described by Julian Wolfreys as the most significant North American literary critic...

Holocaust Literature

Matthew Boswell

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Holocaust LiteratureIntroductionIn a 1977 lecture collected in Dimensions of the Holocaust, the Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel famously argued: “If th...

Human Rights and Literature

Pramod K. Nayar

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Human Rights and LiteratureIntroductionThe field of human rights (HR) and literature has expanded in the last two decades. Fiction, poetry, memoirs, a...

Humanitarian Fiction

Rob Breton

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Humanitarian FictionIntroductionThe term “humanitarian fiction” means different things to different people and has had its meaning modified many times...

Hutcheon, Linda

Geert Lernout

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Linda HutcheonIntroductionLinda Hutcheon (b. 1947 as Linda Bortolotti) grew up in Toronto, where she did her honors bachelor of arts in modern languag...

Imperial Masculinity

Praseeda Gopinath

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Imperial MasculinityIntroductionMasculinity, even within the frames of masculinity studies where it is contested, is difficult to define. For the purp...

Irigaray, Luce

Claire Colebrook

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Luce IrigarayIntroductionLuce Irigaray (1932–) is a Belgian-born philosopher (holding a 1955 master’s degree from the University of Louvain) who moved...

Jameson, Fredric

Sean Homer

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Fredric JamesonIntroductionFredric Jameson (b. 14 April 1934) is North America’s leading Marxist cultural theorist and critic. He is the Knut Schmidt-...

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