Contemporary Critical Theory

A Selective Bibliography

  • Author: Donald G. Marshall
  • Pages: ix + 201
  • Published: 1993
  • ISBN: 9780873529648 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780873529631 (Cloth)
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Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award

American Reference Books Annual

Contemporary Critical Theory is a compact, well-arranged, relatively inexpensive guide to the current schools of literary theory.”

Journal of Academic Librarianship

“This resource will be an invaluable guide to undergraduate students as well as scholars delving into areas beyond their specialization.”

Contemporary Critical Theory is an up-to-date overview of significant theories and theorists in literary studies. The volume contains introductory essays on a range of critical theories—from Russian formalism and New Criticism to postcolonial studies and the new historicism—and lists nearly two thousand journals and books (including translations) published in English. Many of the entries provide brief annotations. Marshall summarizes the work of fifty prominent theorists, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Lacan. The bibliography and author summaries are arranged topically, but listings are cross-referenced to help users locate books that discuss a variety of approaches. An index of authors and translators completes the volume.