Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory

  • Authors
  • Julian Wolfreys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 1-256
  3. Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 257-270
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 271-295

About this book


This book is an invaluable reference guide for students of literary and cultural studies which introduces over forty of the complex terms, motifs and concepts in literary and cultural theory today.

Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory
- gives students a brief introduction to each concept together with short quotations from the work of key thinkers and critics to stimulate discussion and guide genuine comprehension.
- supplies helpful glosses and annotations for each term, concept or keyword which is discussed
- offers reflective, practical questions at the end of each entry to direct the student to consider a particular aspect of the quotations and the concept they address
- provides explanatory notes and bibliographies to aid further research

This essential volume is ideal as both a dip-in reference book and a guide to literary theory for practical classroom use.


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