With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon's indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21st Century. Written in a clear and highly readable style Comprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient times to the present day Broad intellectual and cultural range Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology New material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receive balanced treatment
J. A. Cuddon was a renowned academic, essayist, novelist, playright, and travel writer. He died in March 1996.
M. A. R. Habib, Professor of English, Rutgers University. His books include the highly acclaimed A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present (Blackwell, 2005), Modern Literary Criticism and Theory: A History (2008), Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction (2011), and the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Vol. VI: the Nineteenth Century (ed., 2012).
Dr Matthew Birchwood is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London
Dr Martin Dines is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London
Dr Shanyn Fiske is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University (Camden, NJ)
Dr Vedrana Velickovic is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Brighton
Preface to the Fifth Edition by M. A. R. Habib vi
Preface to the Fourth Edition by C. E. Preston viii
Preface to the Third Edition by J. A. Cuddon x
List of Abbreviations xvii
A-Z of Entries 1-784