American Critics at Work: Examinations of Contemporary Literary Theories

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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

CHARLES ALTIERI is Professor of English at the University of Washington. In addition to several essays on literary theory and Modern and Romantic poetry, he has published two books: Enlarging the Temple: New Directions in American Poetry of the 1960's ( 1979) and Act and Quality: A Theory of Literary Understanding ( 1981). He is currently working on the theory of value in relation to literary questions and the nature of abstraction in modernist poetry and painting.

DAVID BLEICH teaches in the English Department of Indiana 'University. He is the author of Readings and Feelings ( 1975) and Subjective Criticism ( 1978). His many essays have appeared in American Quarterly, Psychoanalytic review, Literature and Psychology, American Imago, College English, College Composition and Communication, English Record, Genre, New Literary History, The Sphinx and Style.

MATEI CALINESCU is Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. His interests include subjects from the avant-garde to wider questions of cultural criticism, the philosophy of religion, and political theory. His book Faces of Modernity appeared in 1977, and his numerous essays have been published in European and American journals.

GERALD GRAFF is chairman of the department of English at Northwestern University. His Literature Against Itself was published in 1979, and his earlier book, Poetic Statement and Critical Dogma has recently been republished. His essays have appeared in numerous journals including Critical Inquiry and The Georgia Review.

GILES GUNN is Professor of Religion and American Studies at

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