Introduction Raman Selden; 1. Russian formalism Peter Steiner; Part I. Structuralism: Its Rise, Influence and Aftermath: 2. Structuralism of the Prague School Lubomir Dolezel; 3. The linguistic model and its applications Derek Attridge; 4. Semiotics Stephen Bann; 5. Narratology Gerald Prince; 6. Roland Barthes Annette Lavers; 7. Deconstruction Richard Rorty; 8. Structuralist and post-structuralist psychoanalytic and Marxist theories Celia Britton; Part II. Reader-Oriented Theories of Interpretation: 9. Hermeneutics Robert Holub; 10. Phenomenology Robert Holub; 11. Reception theory: School of Constance Robert Holub; 12. Speech act theory Peter J. Rabinowitz; 13. Other reader-oriented theories Peter J. Rabinowitz; Bibliography; Index.
This volume covers the most influential and controversial areas of literary theory in their Continental and Anglo-American contexts.
Raman Selden was Professor of English at the University of Sunderland.