Fifty Key Literary Theorists

By Richard J. Lane

© 2006 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

Covering over a century's worth of debate, thinking and writing about literature, this is a unique guide to the lives and works of fifty theorists who have left an indelible mark on literary studies.

Featuring theorists such as Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud and Edward Said, this accessible guide includes:

  • a glossary of terms
  • full cross-referencing for maximum ease of use
  • authoritative guides to further reading on and by each theorist.

An essential resource for all students of literature, Fifty Key Literary Theorists explores the gamut of critical debate, from the New Critics to the Deconstructionists, and from post-colonialism to post-Marxism and more.

Table of Contents

Preface Baker, Houston A., Jr. (1943 –) Bakhtin, Mikhail Mikhailovich (1895 – 1975) Barthes, Roland (1915 – 1980) Baudrillard, Jean (1929 –) Benjamin, Walter (1892 – 1940) Bhabha, Homi (1949 –) Bloom, Harold (1930 –) Booth, Wayne C. (1921 –) Butler, Judith (1956 –) Cixous, Hélène (1937 –) de Beauvoir, Simone (1908 – 1986) Deleuze, Gilles (1925 – 1995) [and Guattari, Pierre Félix (1930 –)] de Man, Paul (1919 – 1983) Derrida, Jacques (1930 – 2004) Eagleton, Terry (1943 –) Empson, (Sir) William (1906 – 1984) Fanon, Frantz Omar (1925 – 1961) Felman, Shoshana (1942 –) Fish, Stanley (1938 –) Foucault, Michel (1920 – 1984) Freud, Sigmund (1856 – 1939) Frye, Northrop (1912 – 1991) Gadamer, Hans-Georg (1900 – 2003) Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. (1950 –) Genette, Gérard (1930 –) Gilbert, Sandra Mortola (1936 –) [& Gubar, Susan David (1944 –)] Gilroy, Paul (1956 –) Greenblatt, Stephen (1943 –) Haraway, Donna (1944 –) Hartman, Geoffrey H. (1929 –) Hutcheon, Linda (1947 –) Irigaray, Luce (1934 –) Iser, Wolfgang (1926 –) Jakobsen, Roman Osipovisch (1896 – 1982) Jameson, Fredric R. (1934 –) Kermode, Frank (1919 –) Kristeva, Julia (1941 –) Lacan, Jacques Marie Emile (1901 – 1981) Leavis, Frank Raymond (1895 – 1978) Lukács, Georg (György) (1885-1971) Lyotard, Jean-François (1924 – 1998) McLuhan, Herbert Marshall (1911 – 1980) Propp, Vladimir Iakovlevich (1895 – 1970) Richards, Ivor Armstrong (1893 – 1979) Ricoeur, Paul (1913 –) Said, Edward W. (1935 –) Showalter, Elaine (1941 –) Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty (1941 –) Trilling, Lionel (1905 – 1975) Žižek, Slavoj (1949 –) Index

About the Author

Richard J. Lane is Professor of English at Malaspina University-College, Canada. His previous publications include Jean Baudrillard (Routledge, 2001), Beckett and Philosophy (2002), Contemporary British Fiction (2003), and Reading Walter Benjamin (2005).

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LITERARY CRITICISM / General