This book is designed as an in-depth introduction to Marxist theory and its praxis in literary and cultural studies. It introduces readers to the work of pioneering Marxists over the ages, from Marx and Lenin to Adorno and Žižek. The book engages with the intellectual framework of Marxism and its manifold real-world applications over the years, in fields as diverse as history, painting and literature.
1. The Basics of Marxism and Marxist Literary Theory
2. Major Marxists’ Approaches to Literature and Culture
3. Marxist Reading Case Study
Glossary of Basic Marxist Terms and Concepts
Bibliography and Texts for Further Reading
The authorDavid Anshen, Assistant Professor, Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The editorAndrew Slade, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English, University of Dayton, Ohio