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Postmodernism and its Critics

This site was created by Shannon Weiss and Karla Wesley as an assignment for a Spring 1997 Social Anthropology course at the University of Alabama. For a subject that often leaves students cold, these students have done an excellent job summarizing the key concepts, figures, and methodologies of postmodernism; instructors would do well to point their own students to this page. The site briefly...
Introductory Guide to Critical Theory

Dino F. Felluga, an English professor at Purdue University, created the Undergraduate Guide to Critical Theory to introduce students to the specialized vocabularies and key concepts underlying various schools of literary theory. This guide defines the specific terminology and analytical approaches taken by theorists of new historicism, cultural materialism, feminism, and psychoanalysis. Within the...