Critical Theory: An Overview

George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University

[Not in print version. This lexia functions as an overview for all of Hypertext, but since only the first chapter and some recent additions appear here in this WWW version, the following headings have only a small percentage of the links found in fuller hypertextual translations, including Hypertext in Hypertext. Web users might wish to look at the much more complete overview for the theory sections of the Cyberspace, Hypertext, and Critical Theory site.]

Bakhtin

Chronotrope
Multivocality

Feminism

American
English
French

Marxist and Marxian

Communist (Russian & Chinese)
Critical Marxism
Foucault
Feminist
Structuralist Marxism

Narratology

Genette

Poststructuralism

Baudrillard
DeMan
Derrida
the open text
decentering
theories call for hypertext
Miller
Ulmer

Reader Response

Fish,
Iser,

Psychological

Freudian (Psychoanalytic)
Lacanian

Structuralism

French ( Lévi-Strauss)
Russian Formalism

Semiotics

Barthes
textual ideal anticipates hypertext
writerly text
view of text compared to Derrida
Eco
Morris

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