3rd Edition

A Glossary of Literary and Cultural Theory

By Peter Brooker Copyright 2017
    366 Pages
    by Routledge

    366 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Glossary of Literary and Cultural Theory provides researchers and students with an up-to-date guide through the vibrant and changing debates in Literary and Cultural Studies. In a field where meanings are frequently complex and ambiguous, this text is remarkable for its clarity and usefulness. This third edition includes 17 entirely new entries and updates to more than a dozen others which address key concepts and contemporary positions in both literary and cultural theory. New entries include:

    • Actor Network Theory

    • Anthropocene

    • Ecocriticism

    • Digital Humanities

    • Postcapitalism

    • World Literature

    Preface, Classification of keywords according to movements and fields, Entries A–Z , Bibliography


    Peter Brooker is Emeritus Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is co-author of A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory 6th edition (Routledge, 2017) and author of the reissued Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry and Politics  ([1988] Routledge Revivals, 2016).