Literary and Critical Theory

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Routledge's Literary and Critical Theory books offer everything you could need from textbooks to research monographs. Take a look at Using Critical Theory, Lois Tyson’s introductory guide to the field, or The Routledge Queer Studies Reader, a comprehensive resource and textbook to this vibrant and interdisciplinary area. You can also see our extensive range of research and reference including the Routledge Companions series.


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  1. Critical Theory Today

    A User-Friendly Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Lois Tyson

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ecocriticism

    The Essential Reader

    Edited by Ken Hiltner

    Series: Routledge Literature Readers

    Ecocriticism: The Essential Reader charts the growth of this important field. The first-wave ecocriticism section focuses on key readings from the 1960s to the 1990s. The second-wave ecocriticism section goes on to consider a range of exciting contemporary trends, including environmental...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Narrative: The Basics

    By Bronwen Thomas

    Series: The Basics

    Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, from its earliest foundations to the present day, using contemporary examples from a wide range of narrative forms...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Global Literary Theory

    An Anthology

    Edited by Richard J. Lane

    Global Literary Theory: An Anthology comprises a selection of classic, must-read essays alongside contemporary and global extracts, providing an engaging and timely overview of literary theory. The volume is thoroughly introduced in the General Introduction and Part Introductions and each piece is...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Literary Criticism and Theory

    From Plato to Postcolonialism

    By Pelagia Goulimari

    This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Literature and the Human

    Criticism, Theory, Practice

    By Andy Mousley

    Why does literature matter? What is its human value? Historical approaches to literature have for several decades prevailed over the idea that literary works can deepen our understanding of fundamental questions of existence. This book re-affirms literature's existential value by developing a new...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge