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ENGL 3010 and 4700 - Literary and Critical Theory: Types of Literary and Critical Theory

This comprehensive and specific subject guide covers primary texts from various schools of literary and critical thought, which can be accessed through MGA libraries.

Books about Specific Critical Schools

E-books on Theory

Schools of Criticism

Click the links to find out more about each school of criticism listed:

Formalism, also called "Russian Formalism"

New Criticism

Psychoanalytic Criticism, also called "Psychological Criticism"

Post Moderism

Post Structuralism


Discourse Analysis and Stylistics

New Marxism

New Historicism

Cultural Materialism

Cultural Studies

Feminist Criticism

Gender Studies (Literature)

Reader-response theory, also called "Reception Theory"




Speculative Realism



Literary and Cultural Theory Texts

Important works in the field of Literary and Cultural Theory:


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