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Companion to Literary Theory

ISBN: 978-1-118-95867-4
608 pages
January 2018, Wiley-Blackwell
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Acknowledgements (awaiting)

Introduction

I. Literary Form: Narrative and Poetry

1. British and American New Criticism (William Cain)

2. Chicago Formalism (David Richter)

3. Russian Formalism (David Gorman)

4. Structuralism and Semiotics (Marina Grishakova)

5. Stylistics (Michael Toolan)

6. Contemporary Narrative Theory (James Phelan)

II. The Task of Reading

7. The Intention Debates (Peter Rabinowitz)

8. Deconstruction (Christopher Norris)

9. Reader-Response Theory (David S. Miall)

10. Empathy Studies (Suzanne Keen)

11. Contemporary Proposals about Reading in the Digital Age (Matthew Gold and Rachel Sagner Buurma)

III. Literary Locations and Cultural Studies

12. The Location of Literature (John Guillory)

13. The Verbal and the Visual (James A. W. Heffernan)

14. Foucault and Poststructuralism (Alan D. Schrift)

15. Cultural Studies (Paul Smith)

IV. The Politics of Literature

16. Marxian Criticism in History (Robert Kaufman)

17. The Frankfurt School and Its Successors (Jeffrey T. Nealon)

18. Althusser: Structuralist or Anti-Structuralist (Warren Montag)

19. New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (Neema Parvini)

20. Levinas and Agamben (Thomas Carl Wall)

21. Postcolonial Theory (Siraj Ahmed)

22. Globalization Studies (Diana Brydon)

V. Identities

23. Race/Literature/Theory (James Braxton Peterson)

24. Ethnic Studies (Ron Scapp)

25. Anglophone Feminisms (Robyn Warhol)

26. Gender Theory: Femininities and Masculinities (Margaret Galvan)

27. Queer Theory (Steven Kruger)

28. Disability Studies (Christopher Krentz)

29. Trauma Studies (Michelle Balaev)

VI. Bodies and Their Minds

30. Freudian Psychoanalytic Criticism (Daniel T. O'Hara)

31. Lacanian Psychoanalytic Criticism (Karen Coats)

32. Archetypal Criticism: Jung and Frye (Glen Robert Gill)

33. Cognitive Literary Criticism (Gabrielle Starr)

VII. Scientific Inflections

34. Evolutionary Literary Theory (Joseph Carroll)

35. Ecocriticism (Harold Fromm)

36. Cybernetics and Posthumanism (Thomas Foster)

Index

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