Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to Zizek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.
Michael Groden is a distinguished university professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. Martin Kreiswirth is a professor of English and associate provost, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies at McGill University. Imre Szeman is a professor of English and film studies and Canada Research Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta.
PrefaceATheodor W. AdornoAfrican American Theory and Criticism1. Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement2. 1977 to 19903. The 1990sGiorgio AgambenBAlain BadiouMikhail BakhtinEtienne BalibarRoland BarthesGeorges BatailleJean BaudrillardSimone de BeauvoirWalter BenjaminHomi K. BhabhaMaurice BlanchotPierre BourdieuJudith ButlerCMichel de CerteauHelene CixousCultural Studies1. United Kingdom2. United States3. Australia4. CanadaDPaul de ManDeconstruction1. Derrida, de Man, and the Yale Critics2. The 1980s and AfterGilles Deleuze and Felix GuattariJacques DerridaDiscourse1. Discourse Analysis2. Discourse TheoryETerry EagletonEcocriticismEthicsFFrantz FanonFeminist Theory and Criticism1. From Movement Critique to Discourse Analysis2. Anglo-American Feminisms3. Poststructuralist Feminisms4. Materialist Feminisms5. 1990 and AfterStanley FishMichel FoucaultFrankfurt SchoolFrench Theory and Criticism: 1945 and AfterSigmund FreudNorthrop FryeGHenry Louis Gates Jr.GenderPaul GilroyGlobalizationAntonio GramsciStephen GreenblattHStuart HallDonna HarawayMartin HeideggerILuce IrigarayJFredric JamesonKJulia KristevaLJacques LacanLaw and LiteratureEmmanuel LevinasLinguistics and LanguageGeorg LukacsJean-Francois LyotardMMarxist Theory and Criticism1. Classical Marxism2. Structuralist Marxism3. 1989 and AfterModernist Theory and CriticismFranco MorettiMulticulturalismNJean-Luc NancyNarratologyNational LiteratureNative Theory and Criticism1. United States2. CanadaNew HistoricismPPhenomenologyPostcolonial Studies1. Origins to the 1980s2. 1990 and AfterPostmodernismPsychoanalytic Theory and Criticism1. Traditional Freudian Criticism2. Reconceptualizing Freud3. The Post-LacaniansQQueer Theory and Criticism1. Gay Male2. Lesbian3. Queer TheoryRRace and EthnicityJacques RanciereReader-Response CriticismReception TheorySEdward W. SaidFerdinand de SaussureScience StudiesEve Kosofsky SedgwickSemioticsSpeech ActsGayatri Chakravorty SpivakStructuralismWRaymond WilliamsZSlavoj ZizekList of ContributorsIndex of NamesIndex of Topics