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The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature

By Gregory Castle, Robert Eaglestone, M. Keith Booker, Michael Ryan

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Format: Hardback, 1632 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 10 December 2010
This is the first comprehensive multi-volume encyclopedia of literary and cultural theory. Arranged in three volumes covering Literary Theory from 1900 to 1966, Literary Theory from 1966 to the present, and Cultural Theory, this encyclopedia provides accessible entries on the important concepts, theorists and trends in post-1900 literary and cultural theory. With explanations of complex terms and important theoretical concepts, and summaries of the work and ideas of key figures, it is a highly informative reference work for a multi-disciplinary readership * Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature * Contains over 300 entries of 1000-7000 words written by an international cast of nearly 300 leading scholars in literary and cultural theory * Provides explanations of complex terms, important theoretical concepts, and tools for critical analysis * Provides summaries of the work and ideas of key figures such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Slavoj i ek, and many more * Online version provides students and researchers with 24/7 access to authoritative reference and powerful searching, browsing and cross-referencing capabilities * Special introductory price available

About the Author

General Editor Michael Ryan teaches in the Department of Film & MediaArts at Temple University. He is co-editor (with Amitava Kumar) ofPolitics and Culture (www.politicsandculture.org).His books include Marxism and Deconstruction (1982), CameraPolitica (with Douglas Kellner, 1986), and Politics and Culture(1989). He is the editor of Literary Theory: An Anthology (withJulie Rivkin, 2nd edn. Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) and Cultural Studies:An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008). His textbooks includeLiterary Theory: A Practical Introduction (2nd edn.Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), Cultural Studies: A Practical Introduction(Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), An Introduction to Criticism(Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming), and An Introduction to FilmAnalysis (forthcoming). Volume Editors Gregory Castle is Professor of English at Arizona StateUniversity. His publications include Postcolonial Discourses: AReader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), Modernism and the Celtic Revival(2001), Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman (2006), and TheBlackwell Guide to Literary Theory (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007). Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literatureand Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. His booksinclude Ethical Criticism: Reading after Levinas (1997), DoingEnglish (3rd edn., 2009), The Holocaust and the Postmodern (2004),Derrida's Legacies (with Simon Glendenning, 2008), J. M. Coetzee inTheory and Practice (with Elleke Hoehmer and Katy Iddiols, 2009).He is series editor for Routledge Critical Thinkers. M. Keith Booker is the James E. and Ellen Wadley RoperProfessor of English and Director of the Program in ComparativeLiterature and Cultural Studies at the University of Arkansas. Heis the author of more than 30 books, including The Science FictionHandbook (with Anne-Marie Thomas, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

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this unique work employs 320 signed articles written by 223academic contributors at various Anglo-American institutions toconnect literature and sociology. Organized in dictionary formatwithin time period and type of theory (social or literary),articles range from two and three-quarters pages ("Abrams, M.H.")to 11 pages ("Narrative Theory"). Each entry includes abibliography. Volumes 1 and 2 cover literary theories between 1900and 1966 and from 1966 to the present day. Cultural theories appearin Volume 3. See also references incorporating entries in all threevolumes, cross-references within the text, and a detailed indexensure easy research access. BOTTOM LINE An excellent resource forthose attempting to tie literature to the society surrounding it.Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students inliterature, writing, sociology, and anthropology.-

EAN: 9781405183123
ISBN: 1405183128
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Dimensions: 21.59 x 27.69 x 12.19 centimetres (3.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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