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The most comprehensive anthology of theory and criticism, now up-to-date and global.

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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Second Edition, includes all the features that make a Norton a Norton. Carefully edited selections provide students and instructors with the most fundamental and most readable segments of the works from which they come. Extensive headnotes and abundant annotations bring even the most complicated texts into clear focus. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism features the most thorough bibliography of the subject available in any venue, and a full-fledged ‘subject’ index that makes the connections among ideas and texts explicit.

Table of Contents

Introduction To Theory and Criticism
Gorgias of Leontini (ca. 483-376 B.C.E.)
From Encomium of Helen
Plato (ca. 427-ca. 347 B.C.E.)
From Book II
From Book III
From Book VII
From Book X
From Phaedrus
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.)
On Rhetoric
Book I
From Chapter 2
From Chapter 3
Book II
From Chapter 1
Book III
From Chapter 2
Horace (65-8 B.C.E.)
Ars Poetica
Longinus (first century C.E.)
From On Sublimity
Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
On Christian Teaching
From Book One
From Book Two
From Book Three
Moses Maimonides (1135-1204)
The Guide of the Perplexed
[Introduction to the First Part]
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologica
From Question I
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Il Convivio
Book Two
Chapter 1
From The Letter to Can Grande
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
Genealogy of the Gentile Gods
Book 14
V. Other Cavillers at the Poets and Their Imputations
VII. The Definition of Poetry, Its Origin, and Function
XII. The Obscurity of Poetry Is Not Just Cause For Condemning It
Christine De Pizan (ca. 1365-ca. 1429)
*From Christine's Reaction to Jean de Montrueil's Treatise on the Roman de la Rose
The Book of the City of Ladies
From Part One
From Part Two
Joachim Du Bellay (ca. 1522-1560)
The Defense and Enrichment of the French Language
First Book
Chapters 1-7
Second Book
Chapters 3-4
Giacopo Mazzoni (1548-1598)
On the Defense of the Comedy of Dante
From Introduction and Summary
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
From The Defence of Poesy
Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)
Of the Three Unities of Action, Time, and Place
John Dryden (1631-1700)
From An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
The Dutch Lover
Epistle to the Reader
Preface to The Lucky Chance
Giambattista Vico (1668-1744)
From New Science
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
The Spectator, No. 62
[True and False Wit]
The Spectator, No. 412
[On the Sublime]
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
From An Essay on Criticism
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
The Rambler, No. 4
[On Fiction]
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Chapter X. Imlac's History Continued. A Dissertation upon Poetry
From Preface to Shakespeare
Lives of the English Poets
From Cowley
[On Metaphysical Wit]
David Hume (1711-1776)
Of the Standard of Taste
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Critique of the Power of Judgment
From Introduction
From First Book. Analytic of the Beautiful
From Second Book. Analytic of the Sublime
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
From Part I. Sections I-VIII
From Part III. Section XXVII
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781)
From Laocoön
Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
Second Letter
Sixth Letter
Ninth Letter
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
From Chapter II. The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed
Germaine Necker De Staël (1766-1817)
From Essay on Fictions
On Literature Considered in Its Relationship to Social Institutions
On Women Writers (2.4)
Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834)
Outline of the 1819 Lectures
Part Two. The Technical Interpretation
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
Phenomenology of Spirit
[The Master-Slave Dialectic]
Lectures on Fine Art
From Introduction
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Preface to Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems (1802)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Biographia Literaria
Part I
From Chapter 1
From Chapter 4
From Chapter 13
Part II
Chapter 14
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
From A Defence of Poetry
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
From The American Scholar
The Poet
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Philosophy of Composition
Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
From Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
From The German Ideology
From The Communist Manifesto
From Grundrisse
From Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
Capital, Volume 1
From Chapter 1. Commodities
From Chapter 10. The Working-Day
From Letter from Friedrich Engels to Joseph Bloch
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
The Painter of Modern Life
From I. Beauty, Fashion, and Happiness
From III. The Artist, Man of the World, Man of the Crowd, and Child
IV. Modernity
From IX. The Dandy
XI. In Praise of Cosmetics
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time
Culture and Anarchy
From Chapter 1. Sweetness and Light
Walter Pater (1839-1894)
Studies in the History of the Renaissance
StéPhane Mallarmé (1842-1898)
Crisis in Poetry
Henry James (1843-1916)
The Art of Fiction
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense
From The Birth of Tragedy
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
*From The Decay of Lying: An Observation
From The Critic as Artist
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
The Interpretation of Dreams
From Chapter V. The Material and Sources of Dreams
From Chapter VI. The Dream-Work
From The "Uncanny"
Ferdinand De Saussure (1857-1913)
Course in General Linguistics
From Chapter III. The Object of Linguistics
Part One. General Principles
Chapter I. Nature of the Linguistic Sign
Part Two. Synchronic Linguistics
Chapter IV. Linguistic Value
Chapter V. Syntagmatic and Associative Relations
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Criteria of Negro Art
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
Literature and Revolution
The Formalist School of Poetry and Marxism
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
A Room of One's Own
[Shakespeare's Sister]
[Chloe Liked Olivia]
György Lukács (1885-1971)
*The Historical Novel
From Chapter 1. The Classical Form of The Historical Novel
Boris Eichenbaum (1886-1959)
From The Theory of the "Formal Method"
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Tradition and the Individual Talent
The Metaphysical Poets
John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)
Criticism, Inc
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)
Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937)
The Formation of the Intellectuals
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Characteristics of Negro Expression
What White Publishers Won't Print
*Erich Auerbach (1892-1957)
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Chapter 1. Odysseus's Scar
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)
The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility
Mikhail M. Bakhtin (1895-1975)
From Discourse in the Novel
Max Horkheimer (1895-1973) and Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969)
Dialectic of Enlightenment
From The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
Edmund Wilson (1895-1972)
*The Historical Interpretation of Literature
Roman Jakobson (1896-1982)
From Linguistics and Poetics
Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Aphasic Disturbances
V. The Metaphoric and Metonymic Poles
Jacques Lacan (1901-1981)
The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience
From The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious
The Signification of the Phallus
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
What Is Literature?
Why Write?
Cleanth Brooks (1906-1994)
The Well Wrought Urn
Chapter 11. The Heresy of Paraphrase
William K. Wimsatt Jr. (1907-1975) and Monroe C. Beardsley (1915-1985)
The Intentional Fallacy
The Affective Fallacy
Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)
The Second Sex
Chapter XI. Myth and Reality
Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)
Tristes Tropiques
Chapter 28. A Writing Lesson
J. L. Austin (1911-1960)
Performative Utterances
Northrop Frye (1912-1991)
The Archetypes of Literature
Roland Barthes (1915-1980)
Photography and Electoral Appeal
The Death of the Author
From Work to Text
Louis Althusser (1918-1990)
From Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses
Paul De Man (1919-1983)
Semiology and Rhetoric
*C. D. Narasimhaiah (1919-2005)
Towards the Formulation of a Common Poetic for Indian Literatures Today
Irving Howe (1920-1993)
History and the Novel
Hans Robert Jauss (b. 1921)
From Literary History as a Challenge to Literary Theory
Raymond Williams (1921-1988)
*Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)
The Wretched of the Earth
From On National Culture
Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Félix Guattari (1930-1992)
Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature
From Chapter 3. What Is a Minor Literature?
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
From Introduction: Rhizome
Jean-François Lyotard (1925-1998)
Defining the Postmodern
Michel Foucault (1926-1984)
What Is an Author?
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
The Carceral
The History of Sexuality, Volume 1, An Introduction
Part Two: The Repressive Hypothesis
Chapter 1. The Incitement to Discourse
Chapter 2. The Perverse Implantation
Wolfgang Iser (1926 - 2007)
Interaction between Text and Reader
Hayden White (b. 1928)
The Historical Text as Literary Artifact
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)
From The Precession of Simulacra
Jürgen Habermas (b. 1929)
*The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article
Modernity-An Incomplete Project
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)
From Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence
Chinua Achebe (b. 1930)
An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness
*Adunis (B. 1930)
An Introduction to Arab Poetics
From Chapter 1. Poetics and Orality in The Jahiliyya
From Chapter 4. Poetics and Modernity
Harold Bloom (b. 1930)
The Anxiety of Influence
Introduction. A Meditation upon Priority, and a Synopsis
Interchapter. A Manifesto for Antithetical Criticism
Pierre Bourdieu (b. 1930-2002)
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
*Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field
Part I. From Chapter 2
Part III. From Chapter 1
Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)
Of Grammatology
The Exorbitant. Question of Method
Plato's Pharmacy
The Father of Logos
From The Pharmakon
The Pharmakeus
From Play: From the Pharmakon to the Letter and from Blindness to the Supplement
*Specters of Marx
From Chapter 1. Injunctions of Marx
From Chapter 3. Wears and Tears
*Zehou Li (b. 1930)
Four Essays on Aesthetics: Twoard a Global View
Chapter 8. The Stratification of Form and Primitive Sedimentation
Richard Ohmann (b. 1931)
From The Shaping of a Canon: U.S. Fiction, 1960-1975
Stuart Hall (b. 1932)
Cultural Studies and Its Theoretical Legacies
Barbara Herrnstein Smith (b. 1932)
Contingencies of Value
Chapter 3. Contingencies of Value
Fredric Jameson (b. 1934)
The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act
From Chapter 1. On Interpretation: Literature as a Socially Symbolic Act
Postmodernism and Consumer Society
Edward W. Said (1935-2003)
*Culture and Imperialism
Chapter 2, Section 2, Jane Austen and Empire
Monique Wittig (1935-2003)
One Is Not Born a Woman
*Benedict Anderson (b. 1936)
Imagined Communities: Reflection on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Chapter 3. The Origins of National Consciousness
Sandra M. Gilbert (b. 1936) and Susan Gubar (b. 1944)
The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
From Chapter 2. Infection in the Sentence: The Woman Writer and the Anxiety of Authorship
Héléne Cixous (b. 1937)
The Laugh of the Medusa
Gerald Graff (b. 1937)
Taking Cover in Coverage
Stanley E. Fish (b. 1938)
Interpreting the Variorum
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (b. 1938), Taban Lo Liyong (b. 1939), Henry Owuor-Anyumba (1932-1992)
On the Abolition of the English Department
Tzvetan Todorov (b. 1939)
Structural Analysis of Narrative
Paula Gunn Allen (1939-2008)
Kochinnenako in Academe: Three Approaches to Interpreting a Keres Indian Tale
*Kojin Karatani (b. 1941)
Origins of Modern Japanese Literature
From Chapter 1. The Discovery of Landscape
Annette Kolodny (b. 1941)
Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism
Julia Kristeva (b. 1941)
Revolution in Poetic Language
From Part I. The Semiotic and the Symbolic
Laura Mulvey (b. 1941)
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004)
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
Chapter 7. La conciencia de la mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (b. 1942)
A Critique of Postcolonial Reason
From Chapter 3. History
[Can the Subaltern Speak?]
Terry Eagleton (b. 1943)
Literary Theory: An Introduction
From Chapter 1. The Rise of English
Stephen Greenblatt (b. 1943)
*From Resonance and Wonder
Barbara Christian (1943-2000)
The Race for Theory
*N. Katherine Hayles (b. 1943)
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics
Chapter 2. Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers
Donna Haraway (b. 1944)
A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s
Barbara Smith (b. 1946)
Toward a Black Feminist Criticism
Barbara Johnson (1947-2009)
From Melville's Fist: The Execution of Billy Budd
*Bruno Latour
Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern
*Martha C. Nussbaum (b. 1947)
Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education
Chapter 3. The Narrative Imagination
Bonnie Zimmerman (b. 1947)
What Has Never Been: An Overview of Lesbian Feminist Literary Criticism
Susan Bordo (b. 1947)
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
Chapter 5. The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity
Homi K. Bhabha (b. 1949)
The Commitment to Theory
*Gayle Rubin (b. 1949)
From Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality
*Slavoj ?I?ek (b. 1949)
Courtly Love, or, Woman as Thing
Henry Louis Gates Jr. (b. 1950)
Talking Black: Critical Signs of the Times
*Franco Moretti (b. 1950)
Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for A Literary History
Chapter 1. Graphs
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (b. 1950)
Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire
From Introduction
Epistemology of the Closet
From Introduction: Axiomatic
Dick Hebdige (b. 1951)
Subculture: The Meaning of Style
*Chapter 6. Subculture: The Unnatural Break
Steven Knapp (b. 1951) and Walter Benn Michaels (b. 1948)
Against Theory
Bell Hooks (b. Gloria Jean Watkins, 1952)
Postmodern Blackness
*Lisa Lowe (b. 1955)
Work, Immigration, Gender: New Subjects of Cultural Politics
*Paul Gilroy (b. 1956)
The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciouness
From Chapter 1. The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity
Cultural Studies in Black and White
Judith Butler (b. 1956)
Gender Trouble
From Preface
From Chapter 3. Subversive Bodily Acts
*Andrew Ross (b. 1956)
From The Mental Labor Problem
*Lauren Berlant (b. 1957) and Michael Warner (b. 1958)
Sex in Public
*Michael Hardt (b. 1960) and Antonio Negri (b. 1933)
Part 2. From Section 4. Symptoms of Passage
*Judith Halberstam (b. 1961)
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Men, Women, and Masculinity
Selected Bibliography of Theory and Criticism
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