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Critical Theory - Oakland Campus: Finding Books

A guide to finding critical theory materials in the University Library System.

PittCat

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Searching for Critical Theory Materials in PittCat

If you're trying to choose a research topic, or find materials, below are some search terms you may find useful. Use these in PittCat by using the Browse for Library of Congress Subject Headings, followed by the term. For example, "subject:criticism" will search for all books with that subject.

To find books in the ULS on critical theory generally, consult PittCat using the following Library of Congress subject headings:

CRITICISM

CRITICISM 20th CENTURY

CRITICISM HISTORY 20th CENTURY

CRITICISM HISTORY 21st CENTURY

CRITICAL THEORY

To find books in the ULS on a particular critical school, approach, category or application, try consulting PittCat using its Library of Congress subject heading:

FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY

MARXIAN SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY

MYTH IN LITERATURE (includes archetypal criticism)

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE

READER-RESPONSE CRITICISM

FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

FEMINIST THEORY

HERMENEUTICS

SEMIOTICS AND LITERATURE

STRUCTURALISM

DECONSTRUCTION

POSTMODERNISM

HISTORICISM (includes the New Historicism)

NEW CRITICISM

FORMALISM

GENDER IDENTITY IN LITERATURE

GENDER IDENTITY IN MOTION PICTURES

GENDER IDENTITY PHILOSOPHY

HOMOSEXUALITY PHILOSOPHY

GAYS IDENTITY (includes queer theory)

LESBIANISM PHILOSOPHY

LESBIANS IDENTITY

QUEER THEORY (new subject heading for recent titles)

GAY MEN IN LITERATURE

LESBIANS IN LITERATURE

DECOLONIZATION IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)

IMPERIALISM IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)

COLONIES IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)

POSTCOLONIALISM (postcolonial theory)

POSTCOLONIALISM IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)

TRANSNATIONALISM

TRANSNATIONALISM IN LITERATURE

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY

VISUAL COMMUNICATION (visual culture, visual studies)

If you would like to find books by a particular theorist in the ULS, consult PittCat, entering his or her name as an author.

MOI, TORIL

ISER, WOLFGANG

IRIGARAY, LUCE

BAUDRILLARD, JEAN

If you want to locate books about a particular theorist in the ULS, consult PittCat, entering his or her name as a subject heading.

DERRIDA, JACQUES

KRISTEVA, JULIA

FOUCAULT, MICHEL

DELEUZE, GILLES

BOURDIEU, PIERRE