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 English Literature

Note about this page

N.B.: The list of theoretical categories presented here is incomplete but will be updated periodically.  If you'd like to see a category represented here, please contact the English-literature subject librarian at your campus.

Affect Theory

African American Literary Theory

Animal Studies

Bibliographical and Textual Studies / Book History

Cultural Materialism & New Historicism


Digital Humanities

Disability Studies


Feminist Criticism

Film and Literature / Adaptation Studies

Global Literary Theory

Landscape Theory

Marxist Theory

Memory Studies (Personal & Collective)

Narratology / Narrative Studies

New Media Studies

Performance Theory

Postcolonial Studies


Psychoanalytic Theory

Queer Theory

Reader-Response Criticism


Structuralism & Poststructuralism

"Thing Theory"