Cain, William E.
Finke, Laurie A.
The Third Edition offers 191 pieces by 157 authors-from classical antiquity to today. A 30-page "Introduction to Theory and Criticism" provides a brisk and informative overview of major schools, movements and thinkers. No other anthology comes close to offering the range and depth of selections found in the Norton edition, and no other resource provides as authoritative an introduction to the history and present state of theory.
THE MOST UP-TO-DATE ANTHOLOGY OF TWENTIETH- AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY THEORY
Selections from 1900 to the present (130 in total) were chosen to best reflect current thinking about the most influential theoretical texts and thinkers of that period. Most of the anthology's 48 NEW pieces by 28 NEW authors come from this crucial period. Pieces such as Alondra Nelson's "AfroFuturism: Past-Future Visions" and Ian Bogost's "The Rhetoric of Video Games" represent recent currents in contemporary theory, and NEW selections by Derrida, Foucault, Fanon, Morrison and others emphasise themes and topics that are important in today's classroom.
NORTON ANTHOLOGY QUALITY
Carefully edited selections provide the most fundamental and most readable segments of longer works. Extensive headnotes and annotations bring complicated texts into clear focus. Norton also features helpful annotated bibliographies, a subject index and NEW keywords at the end of each headnote that situate authors and their works within particular thematic, topical or methodological categories.