Banfield has taught at Berkeley since 1975 and is a specialist in linguistics, critical theory and the use of philosophy as a cornerstone of modernism. In the field of narratology, Banfield has been given lasting credit for her concepts of narratorless subjectivity and adresseelessness in narration. Unlike linguists who apply linguistics to literature, Banfield has the sensitivity of a literary critic who has mastered linguistics.
- Banfield, Ann (1982). Unspeakable Sentences: Narration and Representation in the Language of Fiction. Boston: Routledge & Paul. ISBN 9780710009050.
- Banfield, Ann (2006). The phantom table : Woolf, Fry, Russell, and epistemology of modernism. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-03403-6.
- Ann Banfield, Professor of English on the website of the University of California, Berkeley's French Studies Program
- Meir Sternberg: "Self-consciousness as a Narrative Feature", in: A Companion to Narrative Theory, edited by James Phelan and Peter J. Rabinowitz, Blackwell Publishing, Malden/Massachusetts and Oxford 2005, paperback edition 2008, ISBN 978-1-4051-1476-9 Tabel of contents, pp. 232–252
- Christine Brooke-Rose: "Ill locutions", in: Poetics Today 11 (1990), S. 283–293, also included in: Stories, theories and things, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1991, ISBN 0-521-39181-4, S. 63–80, see footnote 3.