Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide

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Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth, Imre Szeman
JHU Press, Nov 1, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 536 pages
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This helpful guide serves as an introduction to contemporary literary theory.

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to Žižek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.

 

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Contents

Theodor W Adorno
1
Alain Badiou
29
Michel de Certeau
75
Paul de Man
101
Terry Eagleton
135
Frantz Fanon
155
Henry Louis Gates Jr
227
Stuart Hall
260
Marxist Theory and Criticism
312
JeanLuc Nancy
343
Phenomenology
378
Queer Theory and Criticism
412
Race and Ethnicity
426
Edward W Said
445
Raymond Williams
496
Slavoj Žižek
501

Luce Irigaray
270
Fredric Jameson
274
Julia Kristeva
278
Jacques Lacan
281
List of Contributors
505
Index of Names
511
Index of Topics
518
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Michael Groden is a distinguished university professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. Martin Kreiswirth is a professor of English and associate provost, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies at McGill University. Imre Szeman is a professor of English and film studies and Canada Research Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta.

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