A Readers Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

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This edition of the bestselling guide retains the strong features of the original book; offering a comprehensive coverage of the main literary theories, further readings and bibliographies. At the same time, the new edition adds material on contemporary literary theories, such as: cultural materialism, post-colonial theory, feminist theory, black British, Afro-American, Asian, Caribbean theory, and gay, lesbian and queer theory. The book can be used in conjunction with Practising Theory and Reading Literature.

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"An extremely helpful volume." -- South Atlantic Review

"A very clear, sustained, impartial guide." -- "Choice"

"A good starting point for students who want to have a readable overview of critical theories." -- "English Literature in Transition"

"Distinguished chiefly by its clarity and impartiality, this is a useful guide to the main schools of contemporary critical thought." -- "Journal of Modern Literature"

"An extremely helpful volume." -- "South Atlantic Review"

"The ideal crash course. Remarkable for its clarity." -- "Times Literary Supplement"

"A very clear, sustained, impartial guide." -- Choice



"A good starting point for students who want to have a readable overview of critical theories." -- English Literature in Transition



"Distinguished chiefly by its clarity and impartiality, this is a useful guide to the main schools of contemporary critical thought." -- Journal of Modern Literature



"An extremely helpful volume." -- South Atlantic Review

About the Author:

Raman Selden is late Professor of English at the University of Sunderland.

Peter Widdowson is Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Gloucestershire. His most recent books include: Literature (1999); The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and its Contexts 1500–2000 (2004); and Graham Swift (2005).

Peter Brooker is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author most recently of  Modernity and Metropolis. Literature, Film and Urban Formations (2002); Bohemiain London. The Social Scene of Early Modernism (2004); and A Glossary of Cultural Theory (second edition, 2002). He is co-editor of Geographies of Modernism (2005) and co-founder of ‘The Modernist Magazines Project’.

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