• LIT CRI '12, Fine Arts University of Mimar Sinan, Istanbul, May 2-5


  • Literature as Communication, Philosophy of Communication Section, European Communication Research and Education Association and the Literary Communication Project, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, September 2-3
  • Space in Literature: Questioning Space in Fiction, Department of Classical Literatures, University of Amsterdam, May 26-27
  • No Quarrels: Literature and Philosophy Today, Humanities Foundation, Boston University, April 1-2



  • Style in Theory / Styling Theory, Inaugural International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
    Series, Department of English, University of Malta, November 26-28
  • The Surplus of Culture: Sense, Common-Sense, Non-Sense, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures,
    University of Silesia, September 16-20
  • Genre and Interpretation, Finnish Literary Society and Finnish Graduate School of Literary Studies, Helsinki, June 10–12


  • 11th International Conference, International Association for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, University of Memphis, July 8-11
  • Global Arts, Local Knowledge, International Association of Philosophy and Literature, Melbourne, June 30-July 6
  • Philosophy and Literature / Literature and Philosophy, Inaugural Conference, Centre for Literature and Philosophy, University of Sussex, June 12-14
  • Character and Emotions, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Université de Genevè, April 25
  • Philosophy of Literature, Ratio Conference 2008, University of Reading, April 12


  • Poets Reading Philosophy / Philosophers Reading Poetry, Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts , University of Warwick, October 26-28



  • Textual Culture, Centre for Textual Culture, Literature and Technology, University of Stirling, July 19-20
  • Music, Poetry and Sense Experience, New Languages for Criticism: Cross-currents and Resistances and the Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage (CRAL), École des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, June 10-11
  • Future Literature, Future Criticism, Prague, Czech Republic, March 17-19
  • Poetry and Belief, Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature, University of Warwick, February 25

  • Character and Imagination, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, January 29


  • IV Congreso Internacional de Teoria y Critica Literaria, Centro de Estudios de Teoria y Critica literaria, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, August 18-20

  • Cultures, Theories, Critiques, Department of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham, April



  • Theory Now: a Conference in Memory of Antony Easthope, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University, June 28-30











Book Series:

  • Humanity: Philosophy and Literary Theory (Ed. Hugh J. Silverman)

  • Indiana University Press: Theories of Representation and Difference (Ed. Teresa de Lauretis)

  • University of Minnesota Press: Theory and History of Literature (Ed. Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte-Sasse)


  • Anthologies:

    • Adams, Hazard, ed.  Critical Theory Since Plato.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.
    • Adams, Hazard, and Leroy Searle, eds.  Critical Theory Since 1965.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1986.
    • Arac, Jonathan, and Barbara Johnson, eds.  The Consequences of Theory: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 1987-1988.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1990.
    • Bate, Walter Jackson, ed.  Criticism: the Major Texts.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1952.
    • Bloom, Harold, ed.  The Art of the Critic: Literary Theory and Criticism from the Greeks to the Present.  11 Vols.  New York: Chelsea House, 1985-1990.
    • Butler, Judith, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas, eds.  What's Left of Theory?  New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory.  London: Routledge, 2000.

    • Clark, Barrett R., ed.  European Theories of the Drama.  
    • Cohen, Ralph, ed.  The Future of Literary Theory.  London: Routledge, 1989.
    • Davis, Robert Con, ed.  Contemporary Literary Criticism: Modernism through Structuralism.  London: Longman, 1986.
    • Easthope, Antony, and Kate McGowan, eds.  A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader.  Buckingham: Open UP, 1992.
    • Fokkema, Douwe Wessel, and Elrud Kunne-Ibsch, eds.  Theories of Literature in the Twentieth Century: Structuralism, Marxism, Aesthetics of Reception.  New York: St. Martin's, 1978.
    • Freadman, Richard, and Lloyd Reinhardt, eds.  On Literary Theory and Philosophy.  New York: St. Martin's, 1991.

    • George, A. G., ed.  Makers of Literary Criticism.  3 Vols.  London: Asia Publishing, 1967.
    • Gilbert, Alan H., ed.  Literary Criticism: Plato to Dryden.  New York: American Book Co., 1940.  Rpt. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1962.
    • Hall, Lawrence Sargent, ed.  A Grammar of Literary Criticism.  New York: Macmillan, 1965.
    • Herman, Peter C., ed.  Historicizing Theory.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2004.
    • Herron, Jerry, Dorothy Hudson, Ross J. Pudaloff, and Robert M. Strozier, eds.  The Ends of Theory.  Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1996.
    • Jay, Gregory S., and David L. Miller, eds.  After Strange Texts: the Role of Theory in the Study of Literature.  Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1985.
    • Kaplan, Charles, ed.  Criticism: the Major Statements.  New York: St. Martin's, 1980.
    •  3rd Ed. by Kaplan and William Anderson, 1991. 
    • Lambropoulos, Vassilis, and David Neal Miller, eds.  Twentieth Century Literary Theory: an Introductory Anthology.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1986.
    • Leitch, Vincent, et al., eds.  Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  New York: Norton, 2001.
    • Lipking, Lawrence I., and A. Walton Litz, eds.  Modern Literary Criticism, 1900-1970.  New York: Scribner, 1972.
    • Lodge, David, ed.  Modern Criticism and Theory: a Reader.  London: Longman, 1988.
    •  2nd Ed. 2000.  3rd Edition, ed. Lodge and Nigel Wood.  Harlow: Pearson Educational, 2008.
    • Lodge, David, ed.  Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.  London: Longman, 1972.
    • Mitchell, W. J. T., ed.  Against Theory: Literary Study and the New Pragmatism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1985.

    • Natoli, Joseph, ed.  Tracing Literary Theory.  Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1987.

    • Newton, K. M., ed.  Twentieth Century Literary Theory: a ReaderLondon: Macmillan, 1988.  2nd Ed. 1997.
    • Newton, K. M., ed.  Theory into Practice: a Reader in Modern Literary Criticism.  New York: St. Martin's, 1992.
    • Patai, Daphne, and Wilfrido Corral, eds.  Theory's Empire: an Anthology of Dissent.  New York: Columbia UP, 2004.
    • Payne, Michael, and John Shad, eds.  Life.After.Theory.  London: Conntinuum, 2004.
    • Rajan, Tilottama, and Michael J. O'Driscoll, eds.  After Poststructuralism: Writing the Intellectual History of Theory.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002.

    • Rice, Philip, and Patricia Waugh, eds.  Modern Literary Theory: a Reader.  London: Edward Arnold, 1989.
    • Richter, David H., ed.  The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.
    • Rivkin, Julie, and Michael Ryan, eds.  Literary Theory: an Anthology.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.
    • Rylance, Rick, ed.  Debating Texts: Readings in Twentieth Century Literary Theory and Method.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1987.
    • Selden, Raman, ed.  The Theory of Criticism: from Plato to the Present.  London: Longman, 1988.
    • Stallman, Robert Wooster, ed.  Critiques and Essays in Criticism, 1920-1948.  New York: Ronald Press, 1949.
    • Staton, Shirley, ed.  Literary Theories in Praxis.  Pennsylvania: U of Pennsylvania P, 1987.
    • Steiner, Wendy, ed.  Literature as Meaning.  London: Longman, 2005.
    • Sutton, Walter, and Richard Foster, ed.  Modern Criticism: Theory and Practice.  New York: Odyssey, 1963.
    • Trilling, Lionel, ed.  Literary Criticism: an Introductory Reader.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1970.
    • Vivas, Eliseo, and Murray Krieger, eds.  The Problems of Aesthetics: a Book of Readings.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1953.
    • Walder, Dennis, ed.  Literature in the Modern World.  Oxford: OUP, 1990.  Rev. ed. 2003.
    • Waugh, Patricia, ed.  Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature.  London: Arnold, 1997.
    • Wolfreys, Julian. ed.  Literary Theories: a Reader and Guide.  New York: New York UP, 1999.
  • Selected Individual Works:

      • Altieri, Charles.  Act and Quality: a Theory of Literary Meaning and Humanistic Understanding.  Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1981.
      • Anderson, Amanda.  The Way We Argue Now: a Study in the Cultures of Theory.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005.
      • Bauerlein, Mark.  Literary Criticism: an Autopsy.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1997.
      • Bell, Philip.  Confronting Theory: the Psychology of Cultural Studies.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2010.
      • Bernard-Donals, Michael F.  The Practice of Theory: Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Pedagogy in the Academy.  Cambridge: CUP, 1998.
      • Bowie, Malcolm.  Psychoanalysis and the Future of Theory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
      • Bruss, Elizabeth.  Beautiful Theories: the Spectacle of Discourse in Contemporary Criticism.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1982.
      • Clemens, Justin.  The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
      • Culler, Jonathan.  Framing the Sign: Criticism and its Institutions.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1988.
      • Culler, Jonathan.  "La Critique littéraire et l'université: Modèles conflictuels (Etats-Unis)."  Etudes Francaises 23.1-2 (1988): 75-88.
      • Cunningham, Valentine.  Reading after Theory.  2002.

      • Docherty, Thomas.  Criticism and Modernity: Aesthetics, Literature, and Nations in Europe and its Academies.  Oxford: OUP, 1999.
      • Docherty, Thomas.  Reading (Absent) Character: Towards a Theory of Characterisation in Fiction.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.
      • Docherty, Thomas.  Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1996.
      • Docherty, Thomas.  After Theory: Postmodernism / PostMarxism.  London: Routledge, 1990; Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1997.
      • Docherty, Thomas.  On Modern Authority: the Theory and Condition of Writing, 1500 - the Present.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1987.
      • Eagleton, TerryAfter Theory.  London: Basic, 2004.
      • Elridge, Richard.  The Persistence of Romanticism: Essays in Philosophy and Literature.  Cambridge: CUP, 2001.
      • Gasché, Rodolphe.  The Honor of Thinking: Critique, Theory, Philosophy.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2006.

      • Genosko, Gary.  Undisciplined Theory.  London: Sage, 1998.

      • Haas, Andrew W.  Poetics of Critique.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
      • Hohendahl, Uwe.  The Institution of Criticism.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1982.
      • Kitching, Philip.  The Trouble with Theory: the Educational Costs of Postmodernism.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 2008.
      • Knapp, Steven, and Walter Benn Michaels.  "Against Theory (Literary Criticism)."  Critical Inquiry 8 (1982): 723-742.

        • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  New York: Norton, . 

      • Krieger, Murray.  "Literary Invention and the Impulse to Theoretical Change."  New Literary History 18 (1986): 191-208.

      • Krieger, Murray.  Theory of Criticism: a Tradition and its System.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1976.
      • Kuberski, Philip.  Chaosmos: Literature, Science, and Theory After Modernism.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2004.
      • Leitch, Vincent, and Jeffrey Williams.  After Theory: Criticism Since the 1980s.  London: Routledge, 2005.
      • Leitch, Vincent.  Theory Matters.  London: Routledge, 2003.
      • McDonald, Rónán.  The Death of the Critic.  London: Continuum, 2007.
      • McGilchrist, Iain.  Against Criticism.  London: Faber and Faber, 1982.

      • Mills, Kevin.  The Prodigal Sign: a Parable of Criticism.  Brighton: Sussex Academic, 2009.
      • Rabaté, Jean-Michel.  The Future of Theory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

      • Rapaport, Herman.  The Theory Mess.  New York: Columbia UP, 2001.

      • Righter, William.  The Myth of Theory.  Cambridge: CUP, 2009.
      • Rosmarin, Adena.  "On the Theory of 'Against Theory.'"  Critical Inquiry 9 (1983): .
      • Seaton, James.  Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: the Humanistic Alternative.  Cambridge: CUP, 2014.
      • Wihl, Gary.  The Contingency of Theory: Pragmatism, Expressivism, and Deconstruction.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1994.
      • Wolfreys, Julian.  Literature, in Theory: Tropes, Subjectivities, Responses and Responsibilities.  London: Continuum, 2010.
      • Zima, Peter V.  What Is Theory?  Cultural Theory as Discourse and Dialogue.  London: Continuum, 2007.
      • Zima, Peter V.  The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory.  London: Athlone, 1999.
    • Rhetoric of Literature:
      • Booth, Wayne C. 
      • Plett, Heinrich F.  Literary Rhetoric: Concepts -- Structures -- Analyses.  Leiden: Brill, 2010.




  • Anthologies:

    • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Etc.:
      • Coyle, Martin, et al., eds.  Encyclopedia of Literature and Criticism.  
      • Groden, Michael, and Martin Kreiswirth, eds.  Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1994.
      •  Rev. Ed. 2005.
      • Lentricchia, Frank, and Thomas McLaughlin, eds.  Critical Terms for Literary Studies.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.
      • Makaryk, Irena R., ed.  Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory: Approaches, Scholars, TermsToronto: U of Toronto P, 1993.

      • Payne, Michael, Meenakshi Ponnuswami, and Jennifer Payne, eds.  A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.

      • Wolfreys, Julian, ed.  Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Modern Criticism and TheoryEdinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2002.  [pub. in USA as Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory.  New York: Continuum, 2002.]
      • Wolfreys, Julian, ed.  Glossalalia: an Alphabet of Critical Keywords.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2003.
    • Histories, Surveys, Introductions, etc.:
      • Adams, Hazard, Bernard Duffey, et al., eds.  Approaches to the Study of Twentieth- Century Literature.  East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 1961.
      • Atkins, G. Douglas, and Laura Morrow, eds.  Contemporary Literary Theory.  Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1989.
      • Barry, Peter, ed.  Issues in Contemporary Critical Theory: a Casebook.  Ed. Peter Barry.  London: Macmillan, 1987.

      • Borklund, Elmer, ed.  Contemporary Literary Critics.  Detroit: Gale, 1982.
      • Bradford, Richard, ed.  Teaching Theory.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

      • Butler, Judith, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas, eds.  What's Left of Theory?  New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory.  London: Routledge, 2000.

      • Cambridge History of Literary Criticism.  9 Vols.  Cambridge: CUP, 1993-2007.
        • Twentieth-Century Historical, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives.  Vol. 9.  Ed. Christa Knellwolf and Christopher Norris.  2001.
        • From Formalism to Poststructuralism.  Vol. 8.  Ed. Raman Selden.  1995.
        • Modernism and the New Criticism.  Vol. 7.  Ed. A. Walton Litz, Louis Menand, and Lawrence Rainey.  2000.
        • Realism, Positivism, and Marxism.  Ed. George Alexander Kennedy.  Vol. 6.  2006.
        • Romanticism.  Vol. 5.  Ed. Marshall Brown.  2000.
        • The Eighteenth Century.  Vol. 4.  Ed. H. B. Nisbet and Claude Rawson.  1997.
        • The Renaissance.  Vol. 3.  Ed. Glyn P. Norton.  1999.
        • The Middle Ages.  Vol. 2.  Ed. Alastair Minnis and Ian Johnson.  2004.
        • Classical Criticism.  Vol. 1.  Ed. George Alexander Kennedy.  1993.
      • Castle, Gregory, ed.  Blackwell Guide to Literary Theory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.

      • Collier, Peter, and Helga Geyer-Ryan, eds.  Literary Theory Today.  Cambridge: Polity, 1990.
      • Demetz, Peter, Thomas Greene, and Lowry Nelson, Jr., eds.  The Disciplines of Criticism.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1968.

      • Frye, Northrop, Sheridan Baker, and George Perkins, eds.  Harper Handbook to Literature.  New York: Harper and Row, 1985.

      • Gibaldi, Joseph, ed.  Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1981.
      • Greenblatt, Stephen, and Giles Gunn, eds.  Redrawing the Boundaries: the Transformation of English and American Literary Studies.  New York: MLA, 1992.
      • Hawthorn, Jeremy, ed.  Criticism and Critical Theory.  London: Arnold, 1984.
      • Hernadi, Paul, ed.  What Is Criticism?.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1981.
      • Jay, Gregory S., and David L. Miller, eds.  After Strange Texts: the Role of Theory in the Study of Literature.  Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1985. 
      • Jefferson, Ann, and David Robey, eds.  Modern Literary Theory: a Comparative Introduction.  Lansing, MI: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982.
      • Malpas, Simon, and Paul Wake, eds.  Routledge Companion to Critical Theory.  London: Routledge, 2006.

      • Moran, Charles, and Elizabeth Penfield, eds.  Conversations: Contemporary Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English,  .

      • Natoli, Joseph, ed.  Tracing Literary Theory.  Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1987.
      • Salusinsky, Imre, ed.  Criticism in Society: Interviews with Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Frank Kermode, Edward Said, Barbara Johnson, Frank Kermode.  London: Methuen, 1989.
      • Staton, Shirley, ed.  Literary Theories in Praxis.  Pennsylvania: U of Pennsylvania P, 1987.

      • Tallack, Douglas, ed.  Literary Theory at Work: Three Texts.  London: Batsford, 1987.
      • Thorpe, James, ed.  The Aims and Methods of Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1963.
      • Waugh, Patricia, ed.  Modern Literary Theory and Criticism: an Oxford Guide.  Oxford: OUP, 2006.
      • Waugh, Patricia, ed.  Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature
      • Widdowson, Peter, ed.  A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory.  Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall, 1997.
      • Wolfreys, Julian, ed.  Thinking Difference: Critics in Conversation.  New York: Fordham UP, 2004.
      • Wolfreys, Julian, ed.  Introducing Criticism at the 21st CenturyEdinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2002.
      • Wolfreys, Julian, and William Baker, eds.  Literary Theories: a Case Study in Critical Performance.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1996.
      • Wolfreys, Julian, ed..  Literary Theories: a Reader and Guide.  New York: New York UP, 1999.
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Etc.:
      • Abrams, M. H.  A Glossary of Literary Terms.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1993.
      • Baldick, Chris.  The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms.  Oxford: OUP, 2001.
      • Brooker, Peter.  A Glossary of Cultural Theory.  London: Arnold, .

      • Childers, Joseph, and Gary Hentzi.  Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism.  New York: Columbia UP, 1995.

      • Cuddon, J. A.  Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory.  New York: Penguin USA, 1992.

      • Edgar, Andrew, and Peter Sedgwick.  Cultural Theory: the Key Thinkers.  London: Routledge, 2002.

      • Edgar, Andrew, and Peter Sedgwick.  Cultural Theory: the Key Concepts.  London: Routledge, 2002.

      • Fowler, Roger.  A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973.

      • Harris, Wendell V.  Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.
      • Macey, David.  Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory.  New York: Penguin, 2002.

      • Murfin, Ross C., and Supryia M. Ray.  Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms.  New York: Bedford St. Martin's, 2003.

      • Wolfreys, Julian.  Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
      • Wolfreys, Julian, Ruth Robbins, and Kenneth Womack.  Key Concepts in Literary Theory.  Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
    • Histories, Surveys, Introductions, etc.:
      • Abrams, M. H.  "Introduction: Orientation of Critical Theories."  The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition.  Oxford: OUP, 1953.  3-29.
      • Attick, R. D.   The Art of Literary Research.  New York: Norton, .
      • Barry, Peter.  Beginning Theory: an Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory.  Manchester: Manchester UP, 2002.
      • Bate, Walter Jackson.  Prefaces to Criticism.  New York: Doubleday, 1959.

      • Beaugrande, Robert de.  Critical Discourse: a Survey of Literary Theorists.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1988.
      • Belsey, CatherineCritical Practice.  London: Methuen, 
      • Bennett, Andrew, and Nicholas Royle.  An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory.  Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, 1999.
      • Bertens, Hans.  Literary Theory: the Basics.  London: Routledge, 2001.
      • Booker, M. Keith.  A Practical Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism.  Boston: Addison-Wesley, 1995.
      • Bressler, Charles E.  Literary Criticism: an Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall, 1994.
      • Butler, Christopher.  Interpretation, Deconstruction, Ideology: an Introduction to Some Current Issues in Literary Theory.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1984.

      • Carlson, Marvin.  Theories of Theatre.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984.

      • Crane, R. S.  "The Languages of Contemporary Criticism."  The Languages of Criticism and the Structure of Poetry.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1953.  80-114.

      • Crane, R. S.  "The Multiplicity of Critical Languages."  The Languages of Criticism and the Structure of Poetry.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1953.  3-38.

      • Culler, Jonathan.  The Literary in Theory.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2006.
      • Culler, Jonathan.  Literary Theory: a Very Short Introduction.  Oxford: OUP, 2000.
      • Culler, Jonathan.  Framing the Sign: Criticism and its Institutions.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1988.
      • Cunningham, Valentine.  Reading After Theory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.
      • Daiches, David.  Critical Approaches to Literature.  New York: Norton, 1956.
      • Dobie, Ann B.  Theory into Practice: an Introduction to Literary Criticism.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008.
      • Eagleton, Terry.  Literary Theory: an Introduction.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1983.
      • Felski, Rita.  Uses of Literature.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

      • Green, Keith, and Jill LeBihan Critical Theory and Practice: a Coursebook.  London: Routledge, 1995.
      • Guerin, Wilfred.  A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature.  Oxford: OUP, 1998.
      • Habib, M. A. R.  A History of Literary Theory and Criticism from Plato to the Present.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.
      • Hall, Donald E.  Literary and Cultural Theory: from Basic Principles to Advanced Applications.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2000.
      • Harland, Richard.  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.
      • Harris, Wendell V.  "Criticism."  Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.  49-55.
      • Harris, Wendell V.  "Interpretation."  Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.  172-175.
      • Harris, Wendell V.  "Poetics."  Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.  410-416.  288-291.
      • Harris, Wendell V.  "Theory."  Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.  410-416.
      • Hawthorn, Jeremy.  Unlocking the Text: Fundamental Issues in Literary Theory.  London Arnold, 1988.
      • Hogan, Patrick Colm.  Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Literature.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 2000.
      • Klages, Mary.  Literary Theory: a Guide for the Perplexed.  London: Continuum, 2007.

      • Leitch, Vincent.  Theory Matters.  London: Routledge, 2003.

      • Leitch, Vincent American Literary Criticism: from the Thirties to the Nineties.  New York: Columbia UP, 1988 
      • Lynn, Steven Texts and Contexts: Writing About Literature with Critical Theory.  Boston: Addison-Wesley, 1998.
      • McKeon, Richard.  "Philosophic Bases of Art and Criticism."  1943-1944.  Rpt. in Critics and Criticism: Ancient and Modern.  Ed. R. S. Crane.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1952.  Abridged Ed., 1957. 

      • Newton, K. M.  Interpreting the Text: a Critical Introduction to Literary Theory.  Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1990.  

      • Newton, K. M.  In Defence of Literary Interpretation: Theory and Practice.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1986.

      • Parker, Robert Dale.  How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies.  Oxford: OUP, 2008.
      • Ray, William.  Literary Meaning: from Phenomenology to Deconstruction.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1984.
      • Rory, Ryan, and Susan Van Zyl.  An Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory.  Johannesburg: , 1982.
      • Saintsbury, George.  A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe.  3 Vols.  Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900 - 1904.
      • Saunders, Ann.  An Introduction to Research in English Literary History. New York: Macmillan, 1952.
      • Scholes, Robert.  Textual Power: Literary Theory and the Teaching of English.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1985.
      • Scott, Wilbur.  Five Approaches to Literary Criticism: an Arrangement of Contemporary Critical Essays.  New York: Collier Macmillan, 1962.
      • Selden, Raman Practising Theory and Reading Literature: an Introduction.  Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1989.
      • Selden, Raman A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory.  Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1985.
      • Sim, Stuart.  Introducing Critical Theory.  Cambridge: Icon, 2001.

      • Sparshott, F. E.  The Concept of Criticism.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1967.

      • Stamiris, Yiannis.  Main Currents in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism: a Critical Study.  New York: Whitson, 1986.

      • Tyson, Lois.  Critical Theory Today: a User-Friendly Guide.  New York: Garland, 1998.

      • Watson, George.  The Literary Critics: a Study of English Descriptive Criticism.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1962.
      • Webster, Roger.  Studying Literary Theory: an Introduction.  London: Arnold, 1990.
      • Wellek, René.  Discriminations: Further Concepts of Criticism.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1970.
      • Wellek, René.  Concepts of Criticism.  Ed. Stephen G. Nichols, Jr.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1963.
      • Wellek, René.  A History of Modern Criticism, 1750-1950.  8 Vols.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1965.
        • French, Italian, and Spanish Criticism, 1900-1950.  Vol. 8.  1993.
        • German, Russian, and Eastern European Criticism, 1900-1950.  Vol. 6.  1991.
        • American Criticism, 1900-1950.  Vol. 6.  1986.
        • English Criticism, 1900-1950.  Vol. 5.  1986.
        • The Later Nineteenth Century.  Vol. 4.  1965.
        • The Age of Transition.  Vol. 3.  1965.
        • The Romantic Age.  Vol. 2.  1955.
        • The Later Eighteenth Century.  Vol. 1.  1955.
      • Williams, Jeffrey.  The War against Theory.  London: Routledge, .
      • Williams, Jeffrey.  "Packaging Theory."  College English 56.3 (1994): 280-299.
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