Supplemented with useful and wide-ranging author and subject indexes, this bibliography surveys the enormous quantity of books published on language and literature between 1989 and 1995. In addition to its emphasis upon the multiculturalism and interdisciplinarity that mark contemporary literature study, this volume assembles a host of scholarly works from a broad range of discourses and genres, including cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, women's studies, theology, linguistics, popular culture, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and other fields. Entries are grouped in topical chapters for ease of use, and each entry includes a descriptive annotation.
The remarkable range of books assembled in this bibliography demonstrates the ways in which literary theory and criticism make and remake themselves in an enduring effort both to challenge and understand the boundaries and interconnections that simultaneously exist between language and literary study. In addition to its emphasis upon the multiculturalism and interdisciplinarity that mark contemporary literary study, this volume surveys nearly 2000 works from a broad range of discourses and genres, including cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, women's studies, theology, linguistics, popular culture, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and other fields.
Entries are included for scholarly books that employ varied critical methods, and the volume as a whole shows the many applications of critical theory to language and literary study. The work is divided into seven broad topical chapters, with each entry in a chapter providing a summary of the book's content. Fully indexed, the work serves the research needs of students and advanced scholars alike. A valuable research tool, the volume allows users to access a broad range of applications of critical theory to literary study, from a diversity of national literatures and genres to autobiography, biography, gender studies, and cultural investigations.
About the Author
WILLIAM BAKER is Professor of English and University Libraries at Northern Illinois University. He is the editor of The George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies, as well as the author of such volumes as The Letters of George Henry Lewes (1995), The Early History of the London Library (1992), The Libraries of George Eliot and George Henry Lewes (1981), George Eliot and Judaism (1975), F.R. Leavis and Q.D. Leavis: An Annotated Bibliography (1989), and Harold Pinter (1973).
KENNETH WOMACK is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University, where he is completing his dissertation, The Heavy Industry of the Mind: Ethical Criticism and the Academic Novel. In adition to his work as a correspondent for the World Shakespeare Bibliography, he has published various articles on twentieth-century British and American literature and bibliography.
Table of Contents
Organization of the Bibliography
Semiotics, Narratology, Rhetoric, and Language Systems
Postmodernism and Deconstruction
Reader-Response and Phenomenological Criticism
Feminist Criticism and Gender Studies