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ENGL 4900: English Capstone: Types of Literary Theory

Resources to assist researchers completing work on their senior capstone.

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"

New Historicism, also called Cultural Studies

Feminist Criticism

Gender Studies (Literature) Also called

Reader-response theory, also called "Reception Theory"



Literary and Cultural Theory Texts

Important works in the field of Literary and Cultural Theory:


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Feminist Literary Theory

Reader Response/ Reception Theory