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Achebe, Chinua

Madhu Krishnan

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Chinua AchebeIntroductionChinua Achebe (b. Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe 16 [November 1930—d. 21 March 2013]), winner of the 2007 Man Booker Internationa...

Adorno, Theodor

Alex Thomson

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Theodor AdornoIntroductionTheodor W. Adorno (b. 11 September 1903–d. 6 August 1969) was one of the leading European philosophers of the 20th century. ...

Aesthetics, Post-Soul

Emily Lordi

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Post-Soul AestheticsIntroductionFirst coined by Nelson George, in George 1992 (cited under General Overviews), to describe black popular culture and p...

Affect Studies

Mathew Arthur

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Affect StudiesIntroductionAcross and between political, cultural, literary, and media theory; feminist, Black, queer/trans, and disability studies; ne...

Afrofuturism

Daylanne K. English

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

AfrofuturismIntroductionAfrofuturism refers to a flourishing contemporary movement of African American, African, and Black diasporic writers, artists,...

Agamben, Giorgio

Daniel McLoughlin

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Giorgio AgambenIntroductionGiorgio Agamben was born in Rome in 1942. He studied law and philosophy at the University of Rome and completed a thesis on...

Anzaldúa, Gloria E.

Vivian Rodríguez-Rocha, Gloria González-López

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Gloria E. AnzaldúaIntroductionGloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was born in Raymondville, Texas in 1942. A self-described Chicana feminist lesbian writer and...

Apel, Karl-Otto

Eduardo Mendieta

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Karl-Otto ApelIntroductionKarl-Otto Apel (b. 1922–d. 2017) was one of the most original, influential, and renowned German philosophers of the post–Wor...

Appadurai, Arjun

Mary Hancock, Elizabeth Weigler

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Arjun AppaduraiIntroductionArjun Appadurai (b. 1949), currently Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, is an i...

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...

Brooks, Cleanth

Leroy Searle

Subject: Literary and Critical Theory »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Cleanth BrooksIntroductionCleanth Brooks (b. 1906–d. 1994), after T. S. Eliot and I. A. Richards, was arguably among the most influential modern liter...

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...

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