The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory

General Editor: Michael Ryan, Temple University, USA

The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory is the first comprehensive multi-volume encyclopedia of literary and cultural theory. Arranged in three volumes covering Literary Theory from 1900 to 1966, Literary Theory from 1966 to the Present, and Cultural Theory, this encyclopedia provides accessible entries on the important concepts, theorists and trends in post-1900 literary and cultural theory, making it a highly informative reference work for students, teachers, and researchers across a range of disciplines.

Key Features:

  • Contains over 300 entries of 1,000-7,000 words
  • Written by an international cast of leading scholars in literary and cultural theory
  • Available online in Part One of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature collection
  • Provides explanations of complex terms, important theoretical concepts, and tools for critical analysis and summaries of the work and ideas of key figures
  • Fully indexed, cross-referenced, and classified to make the entries easier to search and explore
  • Also available in print in 3 volumes

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