Theory After Theory provides an overview of developments in literary theory after 1950. It is intended both as a handbook for readers to learn about theory and an intellectual history of the recent past in literary criticism for those interested in seeing how it fits in with the larger culture. Accessible but rigorous, this book provides a wealth of historical and intellectual context that allows the reader to make sense of the movements in recent literary theory.
Nicholas Birns is Associate Teaching Professor of Literature at Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York. He has published widely on postcolonial and modernist literature.