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Literatura y otras disciplinas/discursos



A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology

by José Ángel García Landa

(University of Zaragoza, Spain)



Literature and Other Disciplines /

Other Discourses


Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: General

Literature and Authority

Literature and Belief

Literature and Biology

Literature and Cognition

Literature and Crime

Literature and Democracy

Literature and Death. See Death.

Literature and Desire

Literature and Didacticism

Literature and Drugs. See Motifs. D motifs. Drugs. Literature and drugs.

Literature and Economy

Literature and Ecology. See Motifs. E motifs. Ecology. Ecology and literature.

Literature and Emotions

Literature and Experience

Literature and Film. See Film and Literature.

Literature and Games.

Literature and Geography.

Literature and Identity

Literature and Imperialism. See Literature and Colonialism; Imperialism.

Literature and Industry (Literary Industry).

Literature and Insight

Literature and Internet. See Internet. Internet, literature, criticism.

Literature and Knowledge

Literature and Linguistics. See Structuralism; Stylistics.

Literature and Madness

Literature and Marginality

Literature and the Mass Media

Literature and Mathematics

Literature and Medicine

Literature and Myth. See Myth;  Myth criticism.

Literature and Parapsychology

Literature and Photography. See Photography.

Literature and Play

Literature and Pleasure

Literature and Prison. See Prisoners (motifs).

Literature and Power

Literature and Psychopathology

Literature and Reality

Literature and Recordings

Literature and Subversion

Literature and the Supernatural

Literature and Time. See T motifs. Time. Literature and Time.

Literature and Truth

Literature and Violence. See Motifs. V motifs. Violence. Violence and literature.

Literature and the Visionary





Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: General


Abbott, H. Porter. "What Do We Mean When We Say 'Narrative Literature?' Looking for Answers Across Disciplinary Borders." Style 34.2 (Summer 2000): 260-73. In Literature Online.*


Bal, Mieke. "Force and Meaning: The Interdisciplinary Struggle of Psychoanalysis, Semiotics, and Esthetics." Semiotica 63.3-4 (1987).

_____. Travelling Concepts in the Humanities: A Rough Guide. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002.

Baroni, Raphäel, Jérome Meizoz and Giuseppe Merrone, eds. Littérature et sciences sociales. (A Contrario 4.2 ; Special issue on literature and social sciences). Antipode, 2006.

Domínguez Caparrós, José. "Capítulo II. La literatura y las demás artes." In Domínguez Caparrós, Teoría de la Literatura. Madrid: Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces, 2002. 33-42.*

Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Literatur. Stuttgart: Enke, 1977.

Easthope, Antony. British Post-Structuralism since 1968. 1988. London: Routledge, 1991.*

Lindenberger, Herbert. "Literature and the Other Arts." In Romanticism. Ed. Marshall Brown. Vol. 5 of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.*

Sell, Roger D. "The Joys of Interdisciplinarity: Current Literary Re­search in Denmark." Orbis Litterarum 46 (1991): 180-191.

_____. "Chairman's Opening Remarks: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language and Literature." In Language and Literature Today: Proceedings of the XIXth Triennial Congress of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures. Ed. Neide de Faria. Universidade de Brasilia, 1996. 795-800.

Sell, Roger, and Peter Verdonk, eds. Literature and the New Interdisciplinarity: Poetics, Linguistics, History. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994.

Thorpe, James, ed. Relations of Literary Study: Essays on Interdisciplinary Contributions. New York: MLA, 1967.





Corber, Robert J., and Stephen Valocchi, eds. Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.







Arachné: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language and Literature

Laurentian University

Sudbury, Ontario

P3E 2C6 Canada




Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory.

Ed. Kenneth Womack.

3000 Ivyside Park.

Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA 16601.





The Editor (Evelyn J. Hinz)

208 Tier Building

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Canada R3T 2N2



Theoria et Historia Scientiarum: An International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies







(Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics). Stanford: Stanford UP, c. 2001.*





See also Interdisciplinarity; Interdisciplinary narratology.





Authority and literature


Foucault, Michel. L'ordre du discours. Paris: Gallimard, 1971.

_____. "The Order of Discourse." Trans. Ian McLeod. In Young, Untying the Text 48-78.




Belief and literature


Beardsley, Monroe C. "Literature and Knowledge." (22. The Interpretation of Language. 23. The Problems of Belief). In Beardsley, Aesthetics: Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism. 2nd ed. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1981. 400-53.*

Richter, Michael. Das narrative Urteil: Erzählerische Problemverhandlungen von Hiob bis Kant. (Narratologia, 13). Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2008.*

Worthington, Kim L. "Rules and Protocols, Beliefs and Understanding." In Worthington, Self as Narrative. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996. 73-104.*


See also Beliefs; Fictionality; Aesthetic attitude.





Biology and literature


Boyd, Brian. On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2009.


Carroll, Joseph. Evolution and Literary Theory. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1995.*

_____. "Adaptationist Literary Study: An Emerging Research Program." Style 36 (2002): 596-617.

_____. Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature. London: Routledge, 2004.

_____. "Evolutionary Approaches to Literature and Drama." In The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Ed. Robin Dunbar and Louise Barrett. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007. 637-48.

_____. "An Evolutionary Paradigm for Literary Study." Style 42 (2008): 103-35.

_____. "Literary Study and Evolutionary Psychology: The Once and Future Discipline." In Joseph Carroll's Books and Articles on Literary Darwinism


_____. Reading Human Nature: Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice. SUNY Press, 2011.


Cooke, Brett, and Frederick Turner, eds. Biopoetics: Evolutionary Explorations in the Arts. New York: Paragon House, 1999.

Flesch, William. Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2008.

_____. Comeuppance. Online preview at Google Books:


García Landa, José Ángel. "Ficción narrativa y evolución." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 1 Oct. 2007. (On Steven Pinker, "Toward a consilient study of literature").


_____. "Narrative Fiction and Evolution / Ficción narrativa y evolución (Reseña de Steven Pinker)." Online PDF at Social Science Research Network (Jan 2008).


_____. "Ficción narrativa y evolución (Reseña de Steven Pinker)." Online PDF in Zaguán 8 May 2009.*


Gottschall, Jonathan, and David Sloan Wilson. "Introduction: Literature—A Last Frontier in Human Evolutionary Studies." In The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative. Ed. Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson. Evanston (IL): Northwestern UP, 2005. xvii-xxvi.*

_____, eds. The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative. Forewords by E. O. Wilson and Frederick Crews. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2005. (Part I: Evolution and Literary Theory; Part II: The Evolutionary Riddle of Art; Part II: Darwinian Theory and Scientific Methods).

Johnson, Christopher. "La vie, le vivant. Biologie et autobiographie." In L'animal autobiographique: Autour de Jacques Derrida. Ed. Marie-Louise Mallet. Paris: Galilée / CNL, 1999. 353-68.*

Mellman, Katja. "Biologische Ansätze zum Verhältnis von Literatur und Emotionen." Journal of Literary Theory 1.2 (2007): 357-75.*


Storey, Robert. Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation. Evanston (IL): Northwestern University Press, 1996.



See also Evolutionary cultural theory; Science and literature.







Crime and Literature


Bell, Ian A. Literature and Crime in Augustan England. London: Routledge, 1991.





Democracy and Literature


Dauber, Kenneth. The Idea of Authorship in America: Democratic Poetics from Franklin to Melville. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1990.

Leonard, Tom. "Literature, Dialogue, Democracy." Introd. to Radical Renfrew. In Reports from the Present. London: Cape, 1995.





Desire and Literature


Bersani, Leo. A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature. Boston: Little, 1976.

Beverley, John. "Ideología/Deseo/Literatura." Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana  14.27 (1988).

Calvino, Italo. "Literature as Projection of Desire." In Calvino, The Literature Machine. Trans. Patrick Creagh. London: Pan/Secker & Warburg, 1987. 50-61.*

Humphreys, Jefferson. Losing the Text: Readings in Literary Desire. Athens (GA): U of Georgia P, 1986.

Kristeva, Julia. Desire in Language. New York: Columbia UP, 1980.

Singer, Alan. "The Totality of Desire: Toward a Historical Formalism." In Singer, The Subject as Action. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1993. 37-54.*

Tratner, Michael. Deficits and Desires: Economics and Sexuality in 20th century Literature. Cambridge UP, 2001.




Didacticism and Literature


Coste, Didier. "What Tales Tell Us to Do and Think, and How (Narrative and Didactic Constructions of Meaning." In Coste, Narrative as Communication. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1989. 297-334.*

Phelan, James. "Character, Progression, and the Mimetic-Didactic Distinction." Modern Philology 89.3 (February 1987): 282-99.











Economy and Literature


Beigbeder, Frédéric. 13,99 euros.

Benedetti, Mario. Subdesarrollo y letras de osadía. Madrid: Alianza.

Benjamin, Walter. Poesía y capitalismo: Iluminaciones 2. Madrid: Taurus, 1972.

_____. The Author as Producer. London: Verso, 1977.

Blackmur, R. P. "The Economy of the American Writer." 1945. In Blackmur, The Lion and the Honeycomb. 1955. 51-60.

Blake, Kathleen. "Between Economies in the Mill on the Floss: Loans Versus Gifts, or, Auditing Mr. Tulliver's Accounts." Victorian Literature and Culture 33.1 (2005): 219-237.


_____. Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.* Preview at Google Books:


Campbell, Elizabeth. "Of Mothers and Merchants: Female Economics in Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market'." Victorian Studies 33.3 (Spring 1990).

Christensen, Jerome. Lord Byron's Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP.

Fernández Cifuentes, Luis. Teoría y mercado de la novela en España. 1982.

Halpern, Richard. Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the Genealogy of Capital. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991.

Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Duke UP, 1991.

_____. Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. London: New Left Books-Verso, 1992.*

Kibbie, A. L. "Monstrous Generation: The Birth of Capital in Defoe's Moll Flanders and Roxana." PMLA 110.5 (1995): 1023-34.

Lahire, Bernard, with Géraldine Bois. La Condition littéraire: La Double vie des écrivains. (Textes à l'appui – Série 'Laboratoire des Sciences Sociales'). Paris: La Découverte, 2006.* (I. Théorie du jeu littéraire et méthodes. II. Situations socio-économiques et littéraires des écrivains. III. Portraits d'écrivains à second métier. IV. Portraits d'écrivains sans second métier. – Fin de partie — Annexes). (Authorship, writing, jobs, publication).

Lee, A. Robert. "Bought and Sold: Business in American Fiction, 1853-1922." Anglo-American Studies 5.2 (Nov. 1985): 145-58.*

Nicholson, C. E. Writing and the Rise of Finance: Capital Satires of the Early Eighteenth Century. 1994.

Novak, Maximillian E. Economics and the Fiction of Daniel Defoe. (Studies in English). Berkeley and Los Angeles: U of California P, 1961.

Rich, Janet A. The Dream of Riches and the Dream of Art: The Relationship between Business and the Imagination in the Life and Major Fiction of Mark Twain. New York: Garland, 1987.

Shell, Marc. "John Ruskin and the Political Economy of Literature." In Shell, The Economy of Literature. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978.

_____. The Economy of Literature. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978.

Sherman, Sandra. Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.

Skinner, Gillian. Sensibility and Economics in the Novel, 1740-1800: The Price of a Tear. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1997.

Spielman, D. Wallace. "The Value of Money in Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana." Modern Language Review 107.1 (2012): 65-87.

Tratner, Michael. Deficits and Desires: Economics and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Literature. Stanford (CA): Stanford UP, 2001.*

Trotter, David. Circulation: Defoe, Dickens, and the Economies of the Novel. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1988.

Woodbridge, Linda., ed. Money and the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism. (Early Modern Cultural Studies Series). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Zschirnt, Christiane. "5. Economía. Max Weber: La ética protestante y el espíritu del capitalismo. Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe. Adam Smith: Investigación sobre la naturaleza y las causas de la riqueza de las naciones. Karl Marx: El capital. Bertolt Brecht: La ópera de cuatro cuartos. John Maynard Keynes: Teoría general de la ocupación, el interés y el dinero. Carl Barks, El pato Donald. Frédéric Beigbeder: 13,99 euros." In Zschirnt, Libros: Todo lo que hay que leer. Madrid: Santillana-Taurus, 2004. 119-42.*




See also Patronage.




Emotions and Literature


Bell, Michael. The Sentiment of Reality: Truth of Feeling in the European Novel.

Gibbs, Ray. "Feeling Moved by Metaphor." In The Language and Literature Reader. Ed. Ronald Carter and Peter Stockwell. Abingdon (UK) Routledge, 2008.*

Lamarque, Peter. "How Can We Fear and Pity Fictions?" British Journal of Aesthetics.

Leavis, F. R. "Thought and Emotional Quality." "Reality and Sincerity." Rpt. in The Living Principle: 'English' as a Discipline of Thought. London: Chatto & Windus, 1975. 71-93.

Richards, I. A.  "Emotive Language Still." Yale Review 39 (1949): 108-18.

Skinner, Gillian. Sensibility and Economics in the Novel, 1740-1800: The Price of a Tear. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1997.

Smith, Alexander. (1830?-1867). "The Philosophy of Poetry." Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 38 (July-December 1835).

Stevenson, Robert Louis. "A Humble Remonstrance." Longman's Magazine (December 1884). (Novel; Henry James; Characterisation; Emotion; Mimesis; Artifice)

_____. "A Humble Remonstrance." In The Writer's Art: By Those Who Have Practiced It. Ed. Rollo Walter Brown. Cambridge (MA): Harvard UP, 1921. 232-46.*

_____. "A Humble Remonstrance In Victorian Criticism of the Novel. Ed. Edwin M. Eigner and George J. Worth. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1985. 213-22.*

_____. "Una humilde reconvención." In Stevenson, Obras completas. Barcelona: RBA, 2005. 4.326-34.*

Wimsatt, W. K. "Genius, Emotion, and Association." In Wimsatt and Brooks, Literary  Criticism: A Short History. New York: Knopf, 1957. 283-312.*



See also Emotions; Emotion (in art).




Experience and Literature


Ayala, Francisco. Experiencia e invención.

Blanchot, Maurice. "La littérature et l'expérience originelle." L'Espace littéraire. Paris: Gallimard, 1955. 277-334.

Burke, Kenneth. "Literature as Equipment for Living." Direction (1938). Rpt. In The Philosophy of Literary Form. 1941.

_____. "Literature as Equipment for Living." In Literary Criticism and Theory. Ed. R. C. Davis and L. Finke. London: Longman, 1989. 625-31.*

_____. "Literature as Equipment for Living." 1937. In Contemporary Literary Criticism: Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Robert Con Davis and Ronald Schleifer. 3rd ed. White Plains (NY): Longman, 1994. 16 Burke, Kenneth. "Literature as Equipment for Living." Direction (1938). Rpt. In The Philosophy of Literary Form. 1941.

_____. "Literature as Equipment for Living." In Literary Criticism and Theory. Ed. R. C. Davis and L. Finke. London: Longman, 1989. 625-31.*

_____. "Literature as Equipment for Living." 1937. In Contemporary Literary Criticism: Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Robert Con Davis and Ronald Schleifer. 3rd ed. White Plains (NY): Longman, 1994. 167-73.*


García Landa, José Ángel. "Los blogs y la narratividad de la experiencia." Net Sight de José Angel García Landa 2007-2008.


_____. "Los blogs y la narratividad de la experiencia." In Zaguán 20 Feb. 2009.


_____. "Los blogs y la narratividad de la experiencia." iPaper at ResearchGate 10 May 2012.*


_____. "Los blogs y la narratividad de la experiencia." Short version. In Estudios sobre el texto: Nuevos enfoques y propuestas. Ed. Azucena Penas and Rosario González. (Studien zur romanischen Sprachwissenschaft und interkulturellen Kommunikation, 56 – series ed. Gerd Wotjak). Frankfurt a/M: Peter Lang, 2009. 303-22.*

_____. "Blogs and the Narrativity of Experience / Los blogs y la narratividad de la experiencia (Spanish)." Online PDF (short version from Estudios sobre el texto) at Social Science Research Network 7 June 2011.*


_____. "Los blogs y la narratividad de la experiencia." In Estudios sobre el texto, ed. Azucena Penas and Rosario González. Online at Google Books


_____. "Blogs and the Narrativity of Experience." Online PDF at Social Science Research Network 27 March 2008:


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Kaufman, Geoff F., Lisa K. Libby. "Changing Beliefs and Behavior Through Experience-Taking." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 26 March 2012. doi: 10.1037/a0027525

Martin, Jim, and Gunther A. Plum. "Construing Experience: Some Story Genres." Journal of Narrative and Life History 7.1-4 (1997): 299-308.

Nakjavani, Erik. "The Prose of Life: Lived Experience in the Fiction of Hemingway, Sartre, and Beauvoir." North Dakota Quarterly 70.4 (Fall 2003): 140-65. (Special issue on Hemingway: Life and Art).*

Rahv, Philip. "The Cult of Experience in American Writing." Partisan Review (1940).

_____. "The Cult of Experience in American Writing." In Literary Opinion in America. Ed. Morton D. Zabel. New York: Harper, 1952. 2.550-60.

Raymond, Ernest. Through Literature to Life: An Enthusiasm and an Anthology. 1928. London: Cassell, 1929.

Sankovitch, Natasha. "Creating and Recovering Experience: Repetition in Tolstoy." Ph.D. diss. Stanford U, 1992.

Sell, Roger D. "Orwell's Coming up for Air and the Communal Negotiation of Feelings." In Sell, Communicational Criticism: Studies in Literature as Dialogue. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011. 259-76.* (Literature and experience; sensibility).

Warshow, Robert. The Immediate Experience. Introd. Lionel Trilling. 1962.





Marina, José Antonio. "El bestseller como paradigma de la literatura vivida." Lecture at Fundación Juan March 24 Jan. 2012.*







Games and Literature


Hutchinson, Peter. Games Authors Play. London: Methuen, 1983. 1988.

Picard, Michel. La Lecture comme jeu. Paris: Minuit, 1986.

Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo. El Quijote como juego. Barcelona: Guadarrama, 1975.*







Geography and Literature


Bullen, J. B. "The Imaginative Geography of Hardy's The Return of the Native." In Transits: The Nomadic Geographies of Anglo-American Modernism. Ed. Giovanni Cianci, Catherine Patey and Sara Sullam. (Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationships between the Arts, 18). Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt a/M, New York, Vienna, 2010. 21-36.*

Cianci, Giovanni, Catherine Patey and Sara Sullam, eds. Transits: The Nomadic Geographies of Anglo-American Modernism. (Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationships between the Arts, 18). Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt a/M, New York, Vienna, 2010.*

Jarvis, Brian. Postmodern Cartographies: The Geographical Imagination in Contemporary American Culture. New York: St. Martin's P; London: Pluto, 1998.

Tomasch, Sylvia, and Sealy Gilles, eds. Text and Territory: Geographical Imagination in the European Middle Ages. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania UP, 1998.




See also Geography; Space in literature; Travel books.





Identity and Literature


Litz, A. Walton. "Modernist Making and Self-Making". Times Literary Supplement. 10 October 1986. 1142.




Imperialism and literature. See Colonialism and Literature; Imperialism.




Industry and Literature (Literary Industry)


Gedin, Per. "The Book Market." In The Present. Vol. 8 of The New Pelican Guide to English Literature. Ed. Boris Ford. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983. 406-16.*

Sainte-Beuve. "De la littérature industrielle." Revue des Deux Mondes 1 September 1839. Rpt. in Sainte-Beuve, Pour la critique. Paris: Gallimard, 1992. 197-222.*


See also Industry; Industrial revolution, Industrial society.





Insight and literature


Amorós, Andrés. Momentos mágicos de la literatura. (Literatura y sociedad, 65). Madrid: Castalia, 1999.* (Love, time, death, reality and dream, art, beginnings, life).






Knowledge and Literature


Aguilar Osuna, Juan Jesús. "Epistemology and Ontology in the Sherlock Holmes Stories: New Perspectives for the Realistic Novel." In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of AEDEAN (Asociación Española de Estudios Anglonorteamericanos). Lleida, 17-19 December 1998. Ed. Pere Gallardo and Enric Llurda. Lleida: Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2000. 427-31.*

Beardsley, Monroe C. "Literature and Knowledge." (22. The Interpretation of Language. 23. The Problems of Belief). In Beardsley, Aesthetics: Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism. 2nd ed. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1981. 400-53.*

Bonoli L. "Fiction et connaissance." Poétique 124 (2000): 485-501.

Brooke-Rose, Christine. "Self-Confrontation and the Writer." New Literary History 9.1 (Autumn 1977): 129-48.

Galván, Luis. "Literatura, conocimiento y vida." Paper presented to the seminar "Al sueño de la vida hablan despiertos: Cuestiones avanzadas de literatura" (U de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, 2012). Online at Academia (2017).*


Tate, Allen. "Literature as Knowledge." In Reason in Madness. New York: Putnam, 1941.

_____. "Literature as Knowledge." In Tate, Essays of Four Decades. Chicago: Swallow, 1968.



See also Knowledge; Education and literature; Experience and literature; Insight and literature.










Madness and Literature


Kubie, Lawrence S. Neurotic Distortion of the Creative Process. Lawrence: U of Kansas P, 1958.

Laforgue, René. L'Échec de Baudelaire: Étude psychoanalytique sur la névrose de Charles Baudelaire. Paris, 1931.

Showalter, Elaine. "On Hysterical Narrative."Narrative 1.1 (1993): 24-35.*

Vassilas, Christopher A. "Dementia and Literature." Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 9 (2003): 439-445.





See also Madness; Dementia.




Marginality and Literature


Benedetti, Mario. Subdesarrollo y letras de osadía. Madrid: Alianza.

Henry, Freeman G., ed. On the Margins. (French Literature Series).  Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993.





The Mass Media and Literature


Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." 1936. In Benjamin, Illuminations. New York: Schocken Books, 1969. 217-52.

Eco, Umberto. Apocalittici e integrati: Comunicazioni di massa e teorie della cultura di massa. Milan: Bompiani, 1964.

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. The Consciousness Industry: On Literature, Politics and the Media. New York: Seabury, 1974.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy. London, 1962.

_____. Understanding Media. London, 1964.


See also Mass Media.




Mathematics and Literature


Kreuzer, Helmut, and Rul Gunzenhäuser, eds. Mathematik und Dichtung: Versuche zur Frage einer exakten Literaturwissenschaft. Munich: Nymphenburger, 1965.

MacQueen, John. Numerology: Theory and Outline History of a Literary Mode. Edingburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1985.*




Medicine and Literature


Bucknill, J. C. The Medical Knowledge of Shakespeare. 1860.

Coyer, Megan. Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858. (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism). Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2016.

DasGupta, Sayantani, and Marsha Hurst, eds. Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write their Bodies.  Kent (OH): Kent State UP, 2007.

McLellan, Faith. "'A Whole Other Story': The Electronic Narrative of Illness." Literature and Medicine 16.1 (Spring 1997): 88-107.*

Plata y Marcos, Miguel de la. Colección bio-bibiográfica de escritores médicos españoles. Madrid: Alejandro Gómez Fuentenebro, 1882.

Rice, James L. Dostoevsky and the Healing Art: An Essay in Literary and Medical History. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1985.

Roberts, Marie Mulvey, and Roy Porter, eds. Literature and Medicine During the Eighteenth Century. London: Routledge, 1993.

Sena, John F. "Smollett's Matthew Bramble and the Tradition of the Physician-Satirist." Papers on Language and Literature 11 (1975): 380-96.

Small, Helen. Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.






Internet resources



George Rousseau Cultural Historian. (Literature and medicine).









Literature and Medicine

Suzanne Poirier, Editor

Johns Hopkins University Press

Vol. 16.1 (Spring 1997).


Journal of Medical Humanities

Ed. Delese Wear.

Vol. 9 (Fall/Winter 1988).


Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine

Vol. 5.13 (2010).*







See also Illness; Traumas.









Parapsychology and Literature


Royle, Nicholas. Telepathy and Literature. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991?

Surette, Leon. The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, and the Occult. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 1993. Rev. English Literature in Transition 37.2 (1994).







Play and Literature


Elias, Julias A. "Art and Play." Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Ed Philip P. Wiener. New York: Scribner's, 1973.

Iser, Wolfgang. "Text Play." In Iser, The Fictive and the Imaginary. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993.*

Perkins, Pam. "Playfulness of the Pen." The Journal of Narrative Technique 26.1 (Winter 1996): 37-37.*




Pleasure and Literature


Amorós, Andrés. Momentos mágicos de la literatura. (Literatura y sociedad, 65). Madrid: Castalia, 1999.* (Love, time, death, reality and dream, art, beginnings, life).

Barthes, Roland. Le Plaisir du texte. Paris: Seuil, 1973.

_____. Le Plaisir du Texte. Paris: Seuil (Points).

_____. The Pleasure of the Text. Trans. Richard Miller. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975.

_____. The Pleasure of the Text. London: Jonathan Cape, 1976.

_____. Le Plaisir du Texte. Ed. and trans. Mireille Rosello. Multilingual hypertext version (Hypercard and Intermedia).

_____. From The Pleasure of the Text. In A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader. Ed. Antony Easthope and Kate McGowan. Buckingham: Open UP, 1992. 96-98.*

_____. El placer del texto. Madrid: Siglo XXI, 1974.

Fitting, Peter. "Utopian Effects / Utopian Pleasure." In Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds. Ed. George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. Athens (GA): U of Georgia P, 1992. 153-64.*

Holland, Norman. Literature and the Brain. Gainesville (FL): PsyArt Foundation, 2009.* (I. The Questions. II. Being Transported. III. Enjoying. IV. The Big Questions).

_____. "19. Pleasure Principles." In Holland, Literature and the Brain. Gainesville (FL): PsyArt Foundation, 2009. 235-46.*

Margaroni, Maria. "From Medusa's Gaze to the Myth of Narcissus: Textual jouissance and Theoretical Hubris." EJES 1 (April 1997).

Strabo. "Against Eratosthenes' View that Poetry is Entertainment." (Strabo 1.2.3-9) In Ancient Literary Criticism. Ed. D. A. Russell and M. Winterbottom Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. (Nature of poetry; Education; Homer; Morality; Pleasure; Myth)

Taylor, Gary. To Analyze Delight: A Hedonist Criticism of Shakespeare. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1985.

Wellershoff, Dieter. Literatura y principio del placer. Trans. Fausto Ezcurra. Madrid: Guadarrama, 1976. Trans. of Literatur und Lustprinzip.

Winnett, Susan. "Coming Unstrung: Women, Men, Narrative, and Principles of Pleasure." In Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Ed. Brian Richardson. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2002. 138-58.*





Propaganda and Literature


Barriuso, Ramón. "La literatura y la propaganda gubernamental en la Gran Guerra." XVI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos. Valladolid: Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Valladolid, 1994. 509-16.

"(Mis)use of Literature and Cinema in US Civilization: Case Studies of Historical Deceit through Culture." In XVIII Congreso de AEDEAN (Alcalá de Henares, 15-17 diciembre 1994). Ed. Ricardo J. Sola, Luis A. Lázaro and José A. Gurpegui. Alcalá: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá, 1997. 807-10.*





Power and Literature


Breight, Curtis. Surveillance, Militarism and Drama in the Elizabethan Era. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1996.

Watson, Barbara Bellow. "On Power and the Literary Text." Signs 1 (1975).







Psychopathology and Literature


Amo, J. del. Literatura y psicología. La neurosis del escritor español. Ediciones de Bolsillo.

Rabkin, Leslie Y., ed. Psychopathology and Literature. Ed. Leslie Y. Rabkin. San Francisco: Chandler, 1966.







Reality and Literature


Compagnon, Antoine. Le démon de la théorie: Littérature et sens commun. Paris: Seuil, 1998. 2000.*

Littérature et réalité. (Poétique). Paris: Seuil.


See also Reality; Realism; Mimesis.



Recordings and Literature


Stewart, Garrett. Reading Voices: Literature and the Phonotext. Berkeley: U of California P, 1990.





Subversion and Literature


Chambers, Ross. Room for Maneuver: Reading Oppositional Narrative. Chicago: Chicago UP, 1991.




The Supernatural and Literature


Castle, Terry. The Female Thermometer: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.*

Cavaliero, Glen. The Supernatural in Fiction: From The Castle of Otranto to Hawskmoor. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.*

Geary, Robert F. "On Horror and Religion." In Gothic Horror: A Reader's Guide from Poe to King and Beyond. Ed. Clive Bloom. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1998. 287-301.*

Radcliffe, Ann. "On the Supernatural in Poetry." New Monthly Magazine 7 (1826).

Scott, Walter. "On the Supernatural in Fictitious Composition, and Particularly on the Work of Ernest Theodore William Hoffmann." Foreign Quarterly Review 1 (1827).

_____. "Novels of Ernest Theodore Hoffmann." 1827. In The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott. Bart. Vol. 18. London: Whitaker & Co., 1835.

 _____."On the Supernatural in Fictitious Composition, and Particularly on the Work of Ernest Theodore William Hoffmann." In Sir Walter Scott on Novelists and Fiction. Ed. Ioan Williams. London: Routledge, 1968. 312-54.*

Tillotson, Geoffrey. "Things in Heaven." (Supernatural). In Tillotson, Essays in Criticism and Research. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1942. 193-203.*

Voller, Jack. The Supernatural Sublime: The Metaphysics of Terror in Anglo-American Romanticism. DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 1994.






Truth and Literature


Amorós, Andrés. Momentos mágicos de la literatura. (Literatura y sociedad, 65). Madrid: Castalia, 1999.* (Love, time, death, reality and dream, art, beginnings, life).

Lamarque, Peter, and Stein Haugom Olsen. Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

Littérature et Réalité. Paris: Seuil (Points).

New, Christopher. "Literature, Truth, and Morality." In New, Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 1999. 108-23.*

Robert, Marthe. La Vérité littéraire. Paris: Le Livre de Poche.


See also Truth; Fictionality; Realism.







the Visionary and Literature


Ahearn, Edward J. Visionary Fictions: Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern Age. New Haven: Yale UP, 1996.

Finholt, Richard. American Visionary Fiction: Mad Metaphysics as Salvation Psychology. Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1978.





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