ABSTRACT

Now in a fully updated second edition The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory is an indispensible guide for anyone approaching the field for the first time. Exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines through a series of 11 critical essays and a dictionary of key names and terms, this book examines some of the most complex and fundamental theories in modern scholarship including:

  • Marxism
  • Trauma Theory
  • Ecocriticism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Feminism
  • Posthumanism
  • Gender and Queer Theory
  • Structuralism
  • Narrative
  • Postcolonialism
  • Deconstruction
  • Postmodernism

With three new essays, an updated introduction, further reading and a wealth of new dictionary entries, this text is an indispensible guide for all students of the theoretically informed arts, humanities and social sciences.

part |2 pages

Part I Critical theory: introductory essays

chapter 1|9 pages

Theory, history, context

ByHuw Jones

chapter 2|11 pages

Structuralism and semiotics

ByKate McGowan

chapter 3|14 pages

Narrative and narratology

ByPaul Wake

chapter 4|14 pages

Marxism

ByGlyn Daly

chapter 5|11 pages

Poststructuralism

ByCatherine Belsey

chapter 6|11 pages

Historicism

BySimon Malpas

chapter 7|14 pages

Psychoanalytic criticism

ByRob Lapsley

chapter 8|9 pages

Deconstruction

ByAndrew Benjamin

chapter 9|11 pages

Feminism

BySusan Hekman

chapter 10|13 pages

Gender and queer theory

ByDonald E. Hall

chapter 11|11 pages

Postmodernism

ByLinda Hutcheon

chapter 12|13 pages

Race and postcoloniality

ByApollo Amoko

chapter 13|10 pages

Posthumanism

ByIvan Callus, Stefan Herbrechter

chapter 14|13 pages

Green theory

ByLaurence Coupe

chapter 15|10 pages

Trauma studies

ByRichard Crownshaw

part |3 pages

Part II Names and terms

chapter |6 pages

A

chapter |11 pages

B

chapter C|10 pages

C

chapter |11 pages

D

chapter |5 pages

E

chapter |6 pages

F

chapter |8 pages

G

chapter |7 pages

H

chapter I|5 pages

I

chapter |3 pages

J

chapter |3 pages

K

chapter L|6 pages

L

chapter |10 pages

M

chapter |5 pages

N

chapter |3 pages

O

chapter |7 pages

P

chapter |6 pages

R

chapter |11 pages

S

chapter |3 pages

T

chapter |2 pages

U

chapter V|1 pages

V

chapter |2 pages

W

chapter |1 pages

Z