Here, Jonathan Culler explains "theory", not by describing warring "schools" but by sketching key "moves" theory has encouraged, and speaking directly about the implications of theory for thinking about literature, human identity, and the power of language.
Through three editions over more than four decades, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics" has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century.
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by Vincent B. Leitch (General Editor); William E. Cain (Editor); Laurie Finke (Editor); Barbara Johnson (Editor); John McGowan (Editor); Jeffrey J. Williams (Editor)
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism presents a staggeringly varied collection of the most influential critical statements from the classical era to the present day. Edited by scholars and teachers whose interests range from the history of poetics to postmodernism, from classical rhetoric to eriture feminine, and from the social construction of gender to the machinery of academic superstardom, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism promises to become the standard anthology in its field.
Provides a comprehensive reference for those interested in the history of poetry or in any aspect of the technique or criticism of poetry. Provides surveys of national poetries; descriptions of poetic forms and genres; detailed explanations of the devices of prosody and rhetoric; and overviews of all major schools of poetry ancient and modern, Western and Eastern. (From Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Each of the entries in this encyclopedia is maintained by experts in their field. "Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research." (From SEP) It contains freely accessible peer-reviewed publications in the field of philosophy.
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually. (From The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory)