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Reference works for literary theory

Robert Kieft (Cordinator for reference services and collection development, Magill Library, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



The heady system of high‐pressure Continental air that drifted across the Atlantic and collided with the traditional cyclonic patterns of U.S. literary academe in the mid‐1960s precipitated a “Theory Revolution” that has brought a couple of decades of stormy and stimulating weather to the campus. The collision has produced occasionally furious debate and resulted for higher education in the kind of public attention customarily reserved for athletic scandals; it has kept tenuring processes in turmoil and publish‐or‐perish mills working round the clock.


Kieft, R. (1992), "Reference works for literary theory", Reference Services Review, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 49-95.




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