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The Johns Hopkins University Guide to

Literary Theory & Criticism

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An indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is comprised of more than three hundred entries compiled by specialists from around the world. 

The Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements.  Browse by topic, name, or alphabetically by entry.