Thinkers & Theoretical Writings

Louis Althusser

Aristotle: Poetics

Matthew Arnold: The Function of Criticism at the Present Time

Roland Barthes

Nina Baym: Melodramas of Beset Manhood

Simone De Beauvoir: The Second Sex

Aphra Behn

Wayne C. Booth

Cleanth Brooks

Judith Butler: Gender Trouble: Feminism and the subversion of Identity

Helene Cixous: The Laugh of Medusa

Jonathan Culler

Jacques Derrida

John Dryden: An Essay of Dramatic Poesy

T.S. Eliot: Tradition and the individual talent

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Poet

Frantz Fanon: The Wretched Of the Earth

Stanley Fish

Michel Foucault

Sigmund Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Writing, ‘Race’, and the Difference It Makes

Sandra M. Gilbert & Susan Gubar: The Madwoman in the Attic

Antonio Gramsci

Georg Wilhem Friedrich Hegel: From Lectures on Fine Arts

Horace: Ars Poetica

Wolfgang Iser: The Reading Process

Henry James: Theories of Fiction

Immanuel Kant: Critique of Judgment

Annette Kolodny: Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism

Julia Kristeva

Jacques Lacan

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Structural Study of Myth

Longinus: Longinus: On the Sublime

Christine de Pisan: The Querelle de la Rose

Plato: The Republic, Book X

Plato: The Republic, Book X

Plato: The Republic

Plotinus: On the Intellectual Beauty

Edward Said: Orientalism

Jean-Paul Sartre

Ferdinand de Saussure

Victor Shklovsky

Elaine Showalter: Toward a Feminist Poetics

Sir Philip Sidney: Defense of Poetry

Raymond Williams

William Wimsatt & Monroe Beardsley: The Intentional Fallacy

Monique Wittig

Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own

William Wordsworth: Preface to Lyrical Ballads