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Appendix K: American Literary History & Theory

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Berube, Michael. Public access: literary theory and American cultural politics. NY: Verso, 1994. PS78 .B47

Bloom, Harold. Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism. NY: Oxford UP, 1982.

Cassedy, Steven. Flight from Eden: the origins of modern literary criticism and theory. Berkeley: U of California P, 1990. PN45 .C34

Davidson, Cathy N. ed. Reading in America: Literature and Social History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989.

Downing, David B. Practicing theory in introductory college literature courses. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1991. PS25 .P7

Encyclopedia of feminist literary theory. Ed. Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace. NY: Garland, 1997.

Esrock. Ellen J. The Reader's Eye: Visual Imaging as Reader Response. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993.

Felman, Shoshana. Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Question of Reading: Otherwise. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1982.

Fromm, Harold. Academic Capitalism & Literary Value. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1991.

Fuss, Diana. Inside/out: lesbian theories, gay theories. NY: Routledge, 1991.

Gates, Henry L. The signifying monkey: a theory of African American literary criticism. NY: Oxford U P, 1989, 1988. PS153 .N5 G28

Groden, Michael, and Martin Kreiswirth. eds. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1994. Ref PN81 .J554

Howe, Susan. The Birth Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, for Wesleyan UP, 1993.

James, Joy, and Ruth Farmer. Spirit, space & survival: African American women in (white) academe. NY: Routledge, 1993. LC2781 .S69

Jay, Gregory S. ed. Modern American Critics, 1920-1955. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1988.

Jayne, Edward. Negative Poetics. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1992.

Konigsberg, Ira. ed. American Criticism in the Poststructuralist Age. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1981.

Machor, James L. ed. Readers in History: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Contexts of Response. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992.

Magill, Frank N. ed. Critical survey of literary theory. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem P, 1987. PN45 .C74

Makaryk, Irene R. Encyclopedia of contemporary literary theory: approaches, scholars, terms. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. Ref PN81 .E43

Meese, Elizabeth A. Crossing the Double Cross: The Practice of Feminist Criticism. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1986.

Muller John P. and William J. Richardson. The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1987.

Pizer, Donald. The theory and practice of American literary naturalism: selected essays and reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U P, 1993. PS374 .N29 P48

Rado, Lisa. ed. Rereading modernism: new directions in feminist criticism. NY: Garland Pub., 1994. PN98 .W64 R47

Tompkins, Jane P. ed. Reader- Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1981.

Wall, Cheryl A. ed. Changing our own words: essays on criticism, theory, and writing by Black women. New Brunswick: Rutgers U P, 1989. PS153 .N5 C44

Wolfe, Susan J., and Julia Penelope. eds. Sexual practicetextual theory: lesbian cultural criticism. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1993. PS153 .L46 S48

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Benstock, Shari, Suzanne Ferriss, and Susanne Woods. A Handbook of Literary Feminisms. NY: Oxford UP, 2002.

Carroll, Joseph. Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature. NY: Routledge, 2004.

Fetterley, Judith, and Marjorie Pryse. Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture. Urbana: U of Illinois P 2003

Katanski, Amelia V. Learning to Write 'Indian': The Boarding-School Experience and American Indian Literature. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 2005.

Lutz, Tom. Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.

Pulitano, Elvira. Toward a Native American Critical Theory. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2003.

San Juan, E., Jr., and Barbara Harlow. Working through the Contradictions: From Cultural Theory to Critical Practice. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2004.

Spikes, Michael P. Contemporary American Literary Theory. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2003.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. Textual Criticism since Greg: A Chronicle, 1950-2000. Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2005.

Tyson, Lois. Learning for a Diverse World: Using Critical Theory to Read and Write about Literature. NY: Routledge, 2001.

Selected Bibliography 2006-Present

Brown, Matthew P. The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007.

Cohn, Jesse S. Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna UP, 2006.

Jackson, Leon. The Business of Letters: Authorial Economies in Antebellum America. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2008.

Justice, Daniel H. Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2006.

Lowney, John. History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American Poetry, 1935-1968. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2006.

MacFarlane, Scott. The Hippie Narrative: A Literary Perspective on the Counterculture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.

McGann, Jerome J. The Scholar's Art: Literary Studies in a Managed World. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.

Mintz, Susannah B. Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2007.

Muthyala, John. Reworlding America: Myth, History, and Narrative. Athens: Ohio UP,, 2006.

Pfitzer, Gregory M. Popular History and the Literary Marketplace, 1840-1920. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2008.

Polk, Noel. Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2008.

Sánchez, María C. Reforming the World: Social Activism and the Problem of Fiction in Nineteenth-Century America. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2008.

Schweighauser, Philipp. The Noises of American Literature, 1890-1985: Toward a History of Literary Acoustics. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2006.

Sharman, Adam.Tradition and Modernity in Spanish American Literature: From Darío to Carpentier. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Stokes, Claudia. Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875-1910. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006.

Tawil, Ezra F. The Making of Racial Sentiment: Slavery and the Birth of the Frontier Romance. NY: Cambridge UP, 2006.

Temple, Christel N. Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic, 2007.

Wallach, Jennifer J. Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact: Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2008.

Young, John K. Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth-Century African American Literature. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2006.

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