Literary Resources — Theory

This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

The best set of links.
Background Materials: Formalist and Structuralist Ideas
Useful background information: short original essays, with suggested readings.
Critical Approaches to Culture, Communications + Hypermedia (Ron Burnett, Emily Carr Institute)
A collection of meditations on cultural studies.
Cultural Theory (The English Server)
Extensive and searchable collection of resources in theory and cultural studies.
Cultural Studies Center (Sarah Zupko)
Extensive site on cultural studies and popular culture, including original essays and links.
ÉCLAT: The Essential Comparative Literature And Theory Site (Michael Strong and Brett Wilson, Penn)
Information on Penn's program and links to other comp lit programs and resources.
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (Suber, Earlham)
Extensive list of resources.
HyperLiterature/HyperTheory HomePage (Virginia Tech)
Includes a useful bibliography.
Illuminations: The Critical Theory Website (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
Learned commentary on the works of the Frankfurt School, including Adorno, Benjamin, Fromm, Horkheimer, Habermas, Marcuse, Aggger, Best, Bronner, and Kellner.
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth, Hopkins)
On-line version of the extensive print guide to theory and criticism.
The LitCrit ToolKit: An Introduction to Literary Theory
A rudimentary introduction to several varieties of theory, as applied to the opening of Jane Eyre. Handy for rank beginners.
Literary Theory: A Literary Theory Project (Rice)
Large general theory site.
Literary Theory and Criticism: A Bibliography (José Angel García Landa, Universidad de Zaragoza)
Very extensive bibliography (without annotations) of English authors and criticism. Many sources are in Spanish. Text only.
Mobilis in Mobili (Mark Nunes, Dekalb)
Miscellaneous links.
Modern Literary Theory (Kristi Siegel, Mt Mary College)
A brief but clear intro to 20th-c. theory, including New Criticism, Formalism, Structurealism, feminism, psychoanalysis, and so on. Includes quick discussions and brief suggested reading lists.
Manchester Institute for Popular Culture Website
Information on the Institute, including news and events.
Poems, Plays, and Prose: A Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres (Manfred Jahn, Univ. of Cologne)
A worthy introduction to genre theory and narratology.
Postmodern Thought (Denver)
Extensive and annotated list of resources.
Random Postmodern Essay Generator (Monash)
Good for a larf.
Rhetorical and Cultural Studies: Critical Theory (Iowa)
A collection of links to articles and sites on major figures in literary and cultural theory.
Semiotics (Denver)
Extensive and partially annotated list of links.
Sites of Significance for Semiotics (Pascal Michelucci, Toronto)
Good and extensive annotated list of links.
The Society for Critical Exchange (CWRU)
Large site with annotated links.
The Wellek Library Lecturer Bibliographies (UC Irvine)
Very extensive bibliographies of works by and about major theorists.
Who's Who in Theory (Southern Oregon Univ.)
Often flippant guide to major theorists.
Would You Like Sprinkles With That? — SWIRL: Theory at Southern Oregon: Your Guide to Post-Millenial Paradigms (Warren Hedges and Lisa Moren, SOU)
Miscellaneous collection of cultural studies resources.
www.theory.org.uk
"A website about the realtionship between the mass media and people's identities, genders and everyday lives." Includes bibliographies and original essays. Very flashy and graphics-heavy.

Journals

CTHEORY
"An international journal of theory, technology and culture."
Exemplaria (Florida)
A journal of theory in Medieval and Renaissance studies.
Fabula
An E-journal on fiction theory, supported by dozens of other resources: original essays, links, discussiong roups, and so on. Very well done. In French.
Other Voices — A Journal of Critical Thought (Penn)
On-line journal.

Theorists

Bakhtin

Bakhtin Centre (Sheffield)
Information on the Centre, along with a few links.

Walter Benjamin

Centro Studi Walter Benjamin
E-texts by and about Benjamin, mostly in Acrobat PDF format. The site is in Italian, though the texts are in various languages.
Fragments of the Passagenwerk: A Meander Through the Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin (G. Peaker, Derby)

Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom Site (William McPheron, Stanford)
Bibliography and news.

Hélène Cixous

Hélène Cixous Site (Mary Jane Parrine, Stanford)
Bibliography and news.

Deleuze and Guattari

Deleuze & Guattari on the Web (Alan Taylor, Texas at Arlington)
Annotated list of links.
The Deleuze & Guattari page (Virginia)
Information on the Spoon Collective's discussion group.

Paul de Man

Paul de Man Bibliography (UCI)
Extensive.

Michel Foucault

A Genealogy of Foucault (Ben Attias, California State Univ., Northridge)
Includes primary bibliography, original essays, and links.

Edmund Husserl

The Husserl Page (Bob Sandmeyer)
Biography, primary bibliography, E-texts, and some secondary sources, with annotated links. Well done.

Jacques Lacan

jacques lacan/lacan dot com
An extensive, scholarly, and (appropriately) bizarre site devoted to Lacan, with bibliographies of his primary works (and those of Zizek, Miller, Ayerza, Fink, Copjec, and Badiou), a chronology of his career, links, and news.
Lacan.org
The Lacianian School of Psychoanalysis.

Jacques Lyotard

Lyotard Auto-Differend Page (Alan Liu, UCSB)
Sophisticated exploration of Lyotard's thought.

I. A. Richards

I. A. Richards (John Constable, Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Introduction, chronological list of publications, and links.
The I. A. Richards Web Resource
A chronology, bibliography, and list of resources on the influential critic.

This page, part of the larger collection of literary resources, is maintained by Jack Lynch.