Thinkers & Theoretical Writings

This is a random selection mainly taken from student presentations:
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