Forum for discussion of topics in theory, criticism, and literary/cultural studies. To get a sense of this community's purview, consult the 'interests' section below.
Some basic rules, protocol, info:
-new members are encouraged to introduce themselves.
-experts and novices are equally welcome.
-all perspectives (including "anti-theory" perspectives) are welcome.
-debates and disagreements must be conducted respectfully and civilly; flaming, trolling, ad-hominems, cheap shots, etc. will not be tolerated. the moderator reserves the right to ban serious offenders.
-pictures and long posts should be kept behind LJ cut-tag.
-cross-posts are permitted, but should be labeled as such.
-advertising of relevant LJ communities (i.e., ones related to literary/cultural studies) is permitted.
Below you'll find a brief bibliography of general resources that you may find useful, especially if you are new to theory. Let me know if you have any suggestions for emendations to that list, or to the list of interests further down. You'll also find a short list of related communities that may be of interest to you. Again, if you think there's something I should add, let me know.