Terry Eagleton and Marxist Literary Theory

Terence Francis Eagleton (b: 1943), a student of Raymond Williams, is a literary theorist, and since the 1970s, widely regarded as the most influential British Marxist critic. He has written more than forty books, including Literary Theory: An Introduction (1983), The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990), and The Illusions of Postmodernism (1996). Tremendously influenced by… Read More Terry Eagleton and Marxist Literary Theory

Louis Althusser: ISA and RSA

Louis Althusser, the French Marxist philosopher, born in Algeria, has been widely regarded as a Structural Marxist, though he himself was critical of many aspects of Structuralism. He analysed various aspects within Marxism including the influence of empiricism on Marxist theory, humanist and reformist socialist orientations which manifested as divisions in the European communist parties,… Read More Louis Althusser: ISA and RSA

Structuralism

The advent of critical theory in the post-war period, which comprised various complex disciplines like linguistics, literary criticism, Psychoanalytic criticism, structuralism postcolonialism etc., proved hostile to the liberal consensus which reigned the realm of criticism between the 19305 and `50s. Among these overarching discourses, the most controversial were the two intellectual movements, structuralism and poststructuralism… Read More Structuralism