List of works in critical theory

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This is a list of important and seminal works in the field of critical theory.

  • M. H. Abrams
    • The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition
  • Cleanth Brooks
    • The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry
  • Judith Butler
    • Bodies That Matter
    • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
  • Cathy Caruth
    • Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History
  • Jonathan Culler
    • Structuralist Poetics
    • The Pursuit of Signs
    • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
  • Peter Dews
    • The Limits of Disenchantment
    • The Logic of Disintigration
  • William Empson
    • Seven Types of Ambiguity
    • Some Versions of Pastoral
    • The Structure of Complex Words
  • Jürgen Habermas
    • Legitimation Crisis
    • The Theory of Communicative Action, volumes 1 & 2
    • The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity
  • Wolfgang Iser
    • The Act of Reading: a Theory of Aesthetic Response
  • I.A. Richards
    • Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgement
    • Principles of Literary Criticism
  • Susan Sontag
    • Against Interpretation
    • Styles of Radical Will
    • Under the Sign of Saturn
    • Where The Stress Falls
  • Slavoj Žižek
    • The Sublime Object of Ideology
    • The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology

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