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Badiou, Alain

Hollis Phelps

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Alain BadiouIntroductionAlain Badiou (b. 1937) is a leading French philosopher and European intellectual. He is the former chair of philosophy and eme...

Belsey, Catherine

Pamela McCallum

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Catherine BelseyIntroductionCatherine Belsey (b. 13 December 1940) is a British scholar distinguished in the areas of literary and cultural theory, Sh...

Benjamin, Walter

Alison Ross

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Walter BenjaminIntroductionWalter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (b. 15 July 1892–d. 27 September 1940) was a 20th-century literary critic, theorist, and ...

Bettelheim, Bruno

Nathan Szajnberg

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Bruno BettelheimIntroductionBruno Bettelheim (b. 23 August 1903—d. 13 March 1990) was one of the foremost 20th-century thinkers about psychoanalysis, ...

Bhabha, Homi K.

David Huddart

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Homi K. BhabhaIntroductionHomi K. Bhabha (b. 1949) is a literary and cultural critic, influential theorist of postcolonial culture, and engaged advoca...

Blanchot, Maurice

Adam Potts

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Maurice BlanchotIntroductionMaurice Blanchot (b. 1907–d. 2003) is a profoundly unique and influential figure of the 20th century. Sitting between phil...

Bloom, Harold

Graham Allen, Roy Sellars

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Harold BloomIntroductionHarold Bloom was born in the Bronx, New York, on 11 July 1930. Brought up in a Yiddish-speaking home, he taught himself Englis...

Bourdieu, Pierre

Jen Webb

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Pierre BourdieuIntroductionThe work of Pierre Bourdieu (b. 1930–d. 2002) has continued to exercise a profound influence on the academic field in the y...

Brecht, Bertolt

Marc Silberman

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Bertolt BrechtIntroductionEugen Bertolt Friedrich Brecht (b. 10 February 1898–d. 14 August 1956) was christened Berthold, but he was known professiona...

Canonicity

Ankhi Mukherjee

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

CanonicityIntroductionThe English word “canon” is derived from the Greek kanon, which translates as “rod,” “measuring stick,” or to “rule.” David Ruhn...

Caputo, John D.

Jeffrey W. Robbins

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

John D. CaputoIntroductionJohn D. Caputo (b. 26 October 1940), Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities Emeritus at Syracuse University a...

Cosmopolitanism

Moriah Maresh

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

CosmopolitanismIntroductionCosmopolitanism is the ideology that all people are “citizens of the world” (Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Stranger...

Crip Theory

Robert McRuer, Emma Cassabaum

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Crip TheoryIntroductionCrip theory began to flourish in the interdisciplinary fields of disability studies and queer theory in the early decades of th...

Cultural Materialism

Hans Bertens

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Cultural MaterialismIntroductionCultural materialism as a literary critical practice—this article will not address its anthropological namesake—is a M...

de Certeau, Michel

Inigo Bocken

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Michel de CerteauIntroductionMichel de Certeau (b. 1925–d. 9 January 1986), historian, cultural theorist, psychoanalyst, and theologian, was one of th...

de Man, Paul

Martin McQuillan

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Paul de ManIntroductionPaul de Man (b. 1919–d. 1983) was one of the most influential literary theorists of the second half of the 20th century. He is ...

de Saussure, Ferdinand

Boris Gasparov

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Ferdinand de SaussureIntroductionFerdinand de Saussure (b. 1857–d. 1913, Geneva) is widely recognized as the founder of modern theoretical linguistics...

Deconstruction

Joshua Kates

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

DeconstructionIntroductionDeconstruction initially translates a term coined by the French philosopher (and arch-deconstructionist) Jacques Derrida. Ra...

Deleuze, Gilles

Jing Yin, Paul Patton

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Gilles DeleuzeIntroductionGilles Deleuze was one of the most important French philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. Born in 1925, he st...

Derrida, Jacques

Darin Tenev

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Jacques DerridaIntroductionJacques Derrida (b. 1930–d. 2004) is a French thinker most often associated with what came to be known after him as deconst...

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