Entries for nearly 2,000 scholarly books published between 1989 and 1995 demonstrate how critical theory influences contemporary literary studies. Supplemented with useful and wide-ranging author and subject indexes, this bibliography surveys the enormous quantity of books published on language and literature between 1989 and 1995. In addition to its emphasis upon the multiculturalism and interdisciplinarity that mark contemporary literature study, this volume assembles a host of scholarly works from a broad range of discourses and genres, including cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, women’s studies, theology, linguistics, popular culture, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and other fields.
“In one convenient volume, the editors have compiled thousands of entries in seven chapters: general criticism; semiotics, narratology, rhetoric, and language systems; postmodernism and deconstruction; reader-response and phenomenological criticism; feminist criticism and gender studies; psychoanalytic criticism; historical criticism. . . . [Baker and Womack] offer a wide range of literary theory and criticism in this reference book. Their efforts make a valuable contribution to both the student and the seasoned scholar.”—Michele Bowman, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920