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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.


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RESOURCES

Websites:

Introductory Guide to Critical Theory, by Dino Felluga, Purdue University

Introduction to Modern Literary Theory, by Dr. Kristi Siegel, Mount Mary College

Voice of the Shuttle theory links


Handbooks/Introductions/Histories:

Peter Barry. Beginning Theory. Second Edition. Manchester University Press, 2002.

Hans Bertens. Literary Theory: The Basics. Routledge, 2001.

Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Terry Eagleton. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Second Edition. University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Richard Harland. Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes: An Introductory History. St. Martin's, 1999.

Michael Ryan. Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction. Blackwell, 1999.

Lois Tyson. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. Garland, 1998.

Anthologies/Collections:

Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle (editors). Critical Theory Since 1965. Florida State University Press, 1986.

Vincent B. Leitch (editor). The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Norton, 2001.

David Richter (editor). The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. Bedford, 1998.

Michael Ryan and Julie Rivkin (editors). Literary Theory: An Anthology. Second Edition. Blackwell, 2004.

Dictionaries/Glossaries/Lexicons:

Joseph Childers and Gary Hentzi (editors). The Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism. Columbia University Press, 1995.

Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth and Imre Szeman (editors). The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Frank Lentricchia and Thomas McLaughlin (editors). Critical Terms for Literary Study. Second Edition. University of Chicago Press, 1995.

David Macey. The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory. Penguin, 2000.

Irena R. Makaryk (editor). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory. University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Ross Murfin and Supryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. Second Edition. Palgrave MacMillan, 2003.

Michael Payne (editor). A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Blackwell, 1998.

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