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Reader Response Theory

Susan Browne, Xiufang Chen, Faten Baroudi, Esra Sevinc

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Reader Response TheoryIntroductionThis annotated bibliography presents influential work in the area of reader response theory. While providing an over...

Rich, Adrienne

Carmen Birkle

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Adrienne RichIntroductionAdrienne Cecile Rich (b. 16 May 1929 in Baltimore, MD; d. 27 March 2012 in Santa Cruz, CA) is one of the best-known feminist ...

Richards, I. A.

John Paul Russo

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

I. A. RichardsIntroductionIvor Armstrong Richards (b. 26 February 1893; d. 7 September 1979) is among the most and influential theorists and critics o...

Ronell, Avital

Diane Davis

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Avital RonellIntroductionAvital Ronell (b. 1952) is one of the most important critical thinkers in early-21st-century United States. Her work embraces...

Rosenblatt, Louse

John R. Shook

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Louise RosenblattIntroductionLouise Rosenblatt (b. 1904–d. 2005) was a highly influential thinker in literary and critical theory, reading pedagogy, a...

Said, Edward

Ned Curthoys

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Edward SaidIntroductionEdward Said (b. 1935–d. 2003) was an immensely influential literary and cultural critic and one of the world’s foremost public ...

Semiotics

Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

SemioticsIntroductionSemiotics, the study of signs, has experienced a great rise in interest since the 1990s primarily through its application in the ...

Settler Colonialism

Alicia Cox

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Settler ColonialismIntroductionSettler colonialism is an ongoing system of power that perpetuates the genocide and repression of indigenous peoples an...

Socialist/Marxist Feminism

Wendy Lynne Lee

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Socialist/Marxist FeminismIntroductionThe long arc of Marxist scholarship certainly reaches many domains—economics, sociology, political ecology. Howe...

Stiegler, Bernard

Patrick Crogan

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Bernard StieglerIntroductionBernard Stiegler (b. 1 April 1952), officer of the Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (2016), is a French philosopher and cult...

Structuralism

Sean Homer

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

StructuralismIntroductionStructuralism is a peculiarly French phenomenon. Emerging from debates primarily within French epistemology (the theory of kn...

Stylistics

Lesley Jeffries

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

StylisticsIntroductionStylistics is the study of textual meaning. Historically, it arose from the late-19th- and early-20th-century Russian formalist ...

Theatre of the Absurd

Michael Y. Bennett

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Theatre of the AbsurdIntroductionCoined and first theorized by BBC Radio drama critic Martin Esslin in a 1960 article and a 1961 book of the same name...

Thing Theory

Sarah Wasserman

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Thing TheoryIntroductionThing theory names an approach that scholars use to investigate human-object relations in art, literature, culture, and everyd...

Tolstoy, Leo

Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Leo TolstoyIntroductionCount Leo Tolstoy (Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy) is one of the greatest writers of all time. Born in Yasnaya Polyana on 9 September ...

Transnationalism in Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies

Edward Piñuelas

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Transnationalism in Postcolonial and Subaltern StudiesIntroductionIt is widely argued that the emergence of contemporary literary criticism came in 19...

Virilio, Paul

Jason Adams

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Paul VirilioIntroductionPaul Virilio (b. 1932) is a singular figure in the annals of postwar French critical theory. Generally speaking, he rejects th...

White, Hayden

Karyn Ball, Ewa Domańska

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Hayden WhiteIntroductionHayden White (b. 12 July 1928–d. 5 March 2018) was a groundbreaking critic of conventional historiography whose emphasis on th...

Wittig, Monique

Kayte Stokoe

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Monique WittigIntroductionMonique Wittig (13 July 1935–3 January 2003), winner of the prestigious French literary prize the Prix Médicis for her first...

World Literature

Sowon Park, Jernej Habjan

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

World LiteratureIntroductionAs a global academic branch of studies, world literature emerged around the turn of the millennium, though thinking about ...

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