From the Back Cover
Literary Theory: An Anthology
is a definitive collection ofclassic and contemporary statements in the field of literary theoryand criticism. It is an invaluable resource for students who wishto familiarize themselves with the most recent developments inliterary theory and with the traditions from which these newtheories are derived.
The anthology represents all the major schools and methods thatmake up the dynamic field of literary theory. It contains classictexts from a range of movements, including Formalism,Structuralism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction,Historicism, and Feminism, and incorporates cutting–edge work byleading theoreticians in the fields of Postmodernism, CulturalStudies, Post–colonialism, Gay and Lesbian studies, and EthnicStudies. For the second edition, the content has been updated toinclude the most recent influential texts, particularly in theareas of Ethnic Studies, Transnational Studies, and CulturalStudies.
About the Author
is Professor at Connecticut College, where sheteaches courses in American Literature, Contemporary Women Writers,and Literary Theory. She is the author of False Positions: TheRepresentational Logics of Henry James′s Fiction
Michael Ryan is Professor of English at NortheasternUniversity, where he teaches courses in American Literature andCulture, American Film, and Literary Theory.