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Bibliography - Reference Books in Literary and Cultural Studies

Literary Studies and Theory | Glossaries of Literary Terms and Dictionaries History of English and American LiteratureAnthologies of Primary TextsCultural StudiesFilm and TV Studies | Further Reference Books for American Cultural Studies Topics | Academic Writing Skills

 


 

Literary Studies and Theory

 

Bal, Mieke. Narratology. Introduction to the Theory of Narrative. 3. ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Barry, Peter. Beginning Theory. An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. 3. ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

Berensmeyer, Ingo. Literary Theory an Introduction to Approaches, Methods and Terms. Uni-Wissen Anglistik/Amerikanistik. Stuttgart: Klett, 2014.

Bode, Christoph. Einführung in die Lyrikanalyse. Trier: WVT, 2001.

Booth, Alison, J. Paul Hunter, and Kelly J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter 9. ed. New York: Norton, 2006.

Cavanagh, Dermot, et al., eds. The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

Culler, Jonathan D. Literary Theory. A Very Short Introduction. Reissued. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Eagleton, Terry. How to Read a Poem. 5. ed. Malden: Blackwell, 2008.

---. Literary Theory. An Introduction. Malden: Blackwell, 2010.

Fabian, Bernhard. Ein Anglistischer Grundkurs: Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft. 9., rev. ed. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2004.

Fludernik, Monika. An Introduction to Narratology. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009.

Genette, Gérard. Narrative Discourse. An Essay in Method. 1972. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.

---. Narrative Discourse Revisited. 1983. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Hermann, David. Basic Elements of Narrative. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Herman, David, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Herman, David, et al. Narrative Theory. Core Concepts and Critical Debates. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2012.

Hobsbaum, Philip. Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form. London: Routledge, 2007.

Hunter, J. Paul, Alison Booth, and Kelly J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Poetry. 9. ed. New York: Norton, 2007.

Klarer, Mario. Einführung in die anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft. 7., rev. ed. Darmstadt: Wiss. Buchges., 2010.

Klausnitzer, Ralf. Literaturwissenschaft. Begriffe – Verfahren – Arbeitstechniken. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2004.

Klein, Christian, and Falko Schnicke, eds. Intersektionalität und Narratologie. Methoden – Konzepte – Analysen. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014.

Leitch, Vincent B. American Literary Criticism since the 1930s. 2. ed. London/New York: Routledge, 2010.

Lindhoff, Lena. Einführung in die feministische Literaturtheorie. 2., rev. ed. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2003.

Lodge, David, and Nigel Wood, ed. Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader. 3. ed. London: Routledge, 2008.

Löffler, Arno, Rudolf Freiburg, Dieter Petzold, and Eberhard Späth. Einführung in das Studium der englischen Literatur. Utb. 7., rev. ed. Tübingen: Francke, 2006.

Martinez, Matias, and Michael Scheffel. Einführung in die Erzähltheorie. 8. ed. München: Beck, 2009.

Meyer, Michael. English and American Literatures. 4., rev. ed. Tübingen: Francke, 2011.

Middeke, Martin, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, and Hubert Zapf, eds. English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012.

Nieberle, Sigrid. Gender Studies und Literatur eine Einführung. Darmstadt: WBG, 2013.

Nünning, Vera, and Ansgar Nünning, eds. Erzähltextanalyse und Gender Studies. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2004.

---. An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Trans. Jane Dewhurst. 2. ed. Stuttgart: Klett Lerntraining, 2015.

Pfister, Manfred. The Theory and Analysis of Drama. Trans. John Halliday. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Phelan, James, and Peter J. Rabinowitz, eds. A Companion to Narrative Theory. Malden: Blackwell, 2005.

Rainsford, Dominic. Studying Literature in English: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2013.

Rimmon-Kenan, Shlomith. Narrative Fiction. Contemporary Poetics. 2. ed. London: Routledge, 2009.

Rooney, Ellen, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Selden, Raman, Peter Widdowson, and Peter Brooker. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory. 6. ed. London: Routledge, 2016.

Stanzel, Franz K. Theorie des Erzählens. 7. ed. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001.

Strachan, John, and Richard Terry. Poetry. 2. ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Warhol, Robyn R., and Diane Price Herndl, eds. Feminisms Redux: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism. Rutgers University Press, 2009.

Warhol, Robyn R., and Susan Sniader Lanser. Narrative Theory Unbound. Queer and Feminist Interventions. Ohio: The Ohio State University Press, 2015.

 

Glossaries of Literary Terms and Dictionaries

 

Abrams, M. H., and Geoffrey Galt Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 11 ed. Stamford: Cengage Learning, 2014.

Baldick, Chris. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. 2. ed. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Beck, Rudolf, Hildegard Kuester, and Martin Kuester. Basislexikon anglistische Literaturwissenschaft. Utb. München: Fink, 2007.

Burdorf, Dieter, Christoph Fasbender, and Burkhard Moennighoff. Metzler Lexikon Literatur: Begriffe und Definitionen. völlig neu bearbeitete 3. ed. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2007.

Childs, Peter, and Roger Fowler. The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms. 3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge, 2006.

Greene, Roland, et al., eds. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 4th ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Harmon, William, ed. A Handbook to Literature. 12th ed. Boston: Longman, 2012.

Jens, Walter, and Rudolf Radler, eds. Kindlers neues Literatur Lexikon. 22 vols. Frechen: KOMET, 2001.

Murfin, Ross C., and Supryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 3. ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.

 

History of English and American Literature

 

Alexander, Michael. A History of English Literature. 2. ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Andrews, William L., Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris, eds. The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Barnard, Robert. A Short History of English Literature. 2. reprint. ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Bartels, Anke, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, and Dirk Wiemann. Postcolonial Literatures in English. An Introduction. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2019.

Bercovitch, Sacvan, ed. The Cambridge History of American Literature. Vols. 1-8. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994-2008.

Carter, Ronald, and John McRae. The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland. 2. reprint. ed. London: Routledge, 2002.

Caserio, Robert L., and Clement Hawes, eds. The Cambridge History of the English Novel. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Cassuto, Leonard et al., eds. The Cambridge History of the American Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Castronovo, Russ, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Cox, James H., and Daniel Heath Justice, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Dawson, Ashley. The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature. London: Routledge, 2013.

Eckstein, Lars, ed. English Literatures Across the Globe: A Companion. Paderborn: Fink, 2007.

Ernest, John. Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Ervin, Hazel Arnett, ed. The Handbook of African American Literature. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004.

Gonzáles, John Morán, and Laura Lomas, eds. The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Graham, Maryemma, and Jerry W. Ward, eds. The Cambridge History of African American Literature. Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. 2nd ed. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Hayes, Kevin J., ed. The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Klarer, Mario. A Short Literary History of the United States. London/New York: Routledge, 2014.

Li, David Leiwei. Asian American Literature. London: Routledge, 2012.

Miller, Daniel Quentin. The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature. London: Routledge, 2016.

Nowak, Helge. Literature in Britain and Ireland: A History. Tübingen: Francke, 2010.

Nünning, Ansgar, ed. Eine andere Geschichte der englischen Literatur: Epochen, Gattungen und Teilgebiete im Überblick. 3., rev. ed. Trier: WVT, 2004.

Nünning, Vera, ed. Kulturgeschichte der englischen Literatur: Von der Renaissance bis zur Gegenwart. Tübingen/Basel: Francke, 2005.

Poplawski, Paul, ed. English Literature in Context: From Medieval to Modern Literature – An Essential Student Resource. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Ruland, Richard, and Malcolm Bradbury. From Puritanism to Postmodernism. A History of American Literature. London: Routledge, 2016.

Schabert, Ina. Englische Literaturgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Eine neue Darstellung aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung. Stuttgart: Kröner, 2006.

Seeber, Hans Ulrich, ed. Englische Literaturgeschichte. 5., rev. ed. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2012.

Taylor, Melanie Benson, ed. The Cambridge History of Native American History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Wirth-Nesher, Hanna, ed. The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Zapf, Hubert, ed. Amerikanische Literaturgeschichte. 3. ed. Stuttgart/Weimer: Metzler, 2010.

 

Anthologies of Primary Texts

 

Ferguson, Margaret W., Mary Jo Salter, and Jon Stallworthy, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 5. ed. New York: Norton, 2005.

Greenblatt, Stephen, and Meyer Howard Abrams, eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 9. ed. 6 vols. New York: Norton, 2012.

Keegan, Paul, ed. The Penguin Book of English Verse. London: Penguin Books, 2004.

Levine, Robert S., ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter 9. ed. New York: Norton, 2017.

Thieme, John. The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. London/New York: Arnold, 1996.

 

Cultural Studies

 

Abbas, Ackbar, and John Nguyet Erni, eds. Internationalizing Cultural Studies. An Anthology. Malden: Blackwell, 2005.

Assmann, Aleida. Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft. Grundbegriffe, Themen, Fragestellungen. Grundlagen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Berlin: Schmidt, 2006.

Assmann, Aleida. Introduction to Cultural Studies. Topics, Concepts, Issues. Berlin: Schmidt, 2012.

Barker, Chris. Cultural Studies. Theory and Practice. London: Sage, 2000.

Bennett, Tony, Lawrence Grossberg, and Meaghan Morris, eds. New Keywords. A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Malden: Blackwell, 2005.

Bradford, Richard. Teaching Theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Campbell, Neil, and Alasdair Kean. American Cultural Studies. An Introduction to American Culture. 4. ed. London/New York: Routledge, 2016.

Christopher, David. British Culture. An Introduction. 2. ed. London: Routledge, 2006.

Connell, Kieran, and Matthew Hilton, eds. Cultural Studies 50 Years on: History, Practice and Politics. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Dallmann, Antje, Eva Boesenberg, and Martin Klepper, eds. Approaches to American Cultural Studies. Oxon: Routledge, 2016.

During, Simon. Cultural Studies. A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, 2005.

During, Simon., ed. The Cultural Studies Reader. 3. ed. London: Routledge, 2007.

Edgar, Andrew and Peter Sedgwick, eds. Key Concepts in Cultural Theory. London: Routledge, 1999.

Fauser, Markus. Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2003.

Fenner, Bevis, and Stephen Hill. Media and Cultural Theory. Telluride: Ventus Publishing ApS, 2010.

Giles, Judy, and Tim Middleton. Studying Culture. A Practical Introduction. 2. ed. Malden: Blackwell, 2008.

Grossberg, Lawrence. Cultural Studies in the Future Tense. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.

Hall, Gary, and Clare Birchall, eds. New Cultural Studies. Adventures in Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Jaeger, Friedrich, and Burkhard Liebsch, eds. Handbuch der Kulturwissenschaften. 3 vols. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2004.

Linke, Gabriele, ed. Teaching Cultural Studies. Methods, Matters, Models. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011.

Marchart, Oliver. Cultural Studies. Konstanz: Universitätsverlag Konstanz, 2008.

Morley, David, and Kevin Robins, eds. British Cultural Studies. Geography, Nationality, and Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Nünning, Ansgar, and Vera Nünning, eds. Konzepte der Kulturwissenschaften. Theoretische Grundlagen – Ansätze – Perspektiven. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2003.

Nünning, Ansgar, ed. Metzler-Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie: Ansätze – Personen – Grundbegriffe. 5. ed. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2013.

Payne, Michael and Jessica Rae Barbera, eds. A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Schnell, Ralf, ed. Metzler-Lexikon Kultur der Gegenwart: Themen und Theorien, Formen und Institutionen seit 1945. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2000.

Skinner, Jody. Anglo-American Cultural Studies. UTB. Tübingen: Francke, 2009.

Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood, 2011.

Smith, Paul, ed. The Renewal of Cultural Studies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

Sommer, Roy. Grundkurs Cultural Studies/Kulturwissenschaft Großbritannien. Uni Wissen Anglistik/Amerikanistik. 1. ed. Stuttgart: Klett, 2003.

Storey, John, ed. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. A Reader. 4. ed. New York: London, 2013.

Tönnies, Merle, and Claus-Ulrich Viol. Introduction to the Study of British Culture. Narr-Studienbücher. Tübingen: Narr, 2007.

Turner, Graeme. British Cultural Studies. An Introduction. 3. ed. London: Routledge, 2002.

Turner, Graeme. What’s Become of Cultural Studies? London: Sage, 2012.

Walton, David. Doing Cultural Theory. London: Sage, 2012.

Winter, Rainer, and Henning Thies, eds. Die Zukunft der Cultural Studies: Theorie, Kultur und Gesellschaft im 21. Jahrhundert. Bielefeld: transcript, 2011.

Wright, Handel Kashope, and Meaghan Morris, eds. Cultural Studies of Transnationalism. London: Routledge, 2012.

 

Film and TV Studies

 

Barsam, Richard Meran, and Dave Monahan, eds. Looking at Movies. An Introduction to Film. 5. ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

Branigan, Edward, and Warren Buckland, eds. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory. London/New York: Routledge, 2014.

Bignell, Jonathan. An Introduction to Television Studies. 3. ed. London: Routledge, 2012.

Edgerton, Gary R. The Columbia History of American Television. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies. 14. ed. Boston: Pearson, 2017.

Hayward, Susan. Cinema Studies. The Key Concepts. 4. ed. London/New York: Routledge, 2013.

Lotz, Amanda D., ed. Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era. New York: Routledge, 2009.

McCabe, Janet Elizabeth, and Kim Akass, eds. Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.

Monaco, James. How to Read a Film. Movies, Media, and Beyond: Art, Technology, Language, History, Theory. 4., completely rev. and expanded ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Nelmes, Jill. An Introduction to Film Studies. 5. ed. London/New York: Routledge, 2011.

Pearson, Roberta E. and Philip Simpson, eds. Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory. Routledge: London/New York: 2001.

Stam, Robert. Film Theory. An Introduction. Malden/Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

Thompson, Kristin. Storytelling in Film and Television. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.

 

Further Reference Books for American Cultural Studies Topics

 

Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. 2. ed. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004.

Andrews, George W., et al., eds. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music. Kessinger Publishing, 2010.

Bordman, Gerald Martin, and Thomas S. Hischak. The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. 3. ed. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Fischel, Jack, and Susan M. Ortmann, eds. Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture. Westport: Harcourt Education, 2009.

Flood, Michael et al., eds. International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. London: Routledge, 2007.

Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Melton, J. Gordon, James A. Beverley, Constance M. Jones, and Pamela Susan Nadell. Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions. 8. ed. Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2009.

Morgan, Ann Lee. The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Poppeliers, John C., S. Allen Chambers, and Historic American Buildings Survey. What Style Is It? A Guide to American Architecture. Rev. ed. New York: John Wiley, 2003.

 

Academic Writing Skills

 

Broders, Simone. Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2015.