1st Edition

Theory Matters

ISBN 9780415967174
Published July 29, 2003 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Vincent Leitch holds the Paul and Carol Daube Sutton Chair in English at the University of Oklahoma. He is the general editor of the Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory. His own books include Deconstructive Criticism (Columbia 1983), American Literary Criticism from the 1930s to the 1980s (Columbia, 1988), which was a Choice Outstanding Book, as well as two smaller books on theory from SUNY


"Theory Matters is an authoritative and informed assessment of the current state of theory, which Vincent Leitch describes as "disaggregated" or "disorganized," a condition not of debility but of responsiveness to the cultural and socioeconomic conditions of contemporary society." -- John Guillory
"In this readable book, Vincent Leitch provides a stimulating (and well organized!) overview of postmodern 'disorganization.' The chapters on the making of the Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory are a special bonus." -- Gerald Graff, Professor of English and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
"In this engaging and readable collection of essays, Vincent B. Leitch offers a diagnosis of the current state of literary and cultural studies." -- Josh Cohen, Literary Theory