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For almost seven decades The English Institute has been a major resource for developments in criticism, theory and scholarship, while honoring traditional fields of interest and modes of literary analysis. In its annual conferences the Institute has focused on the major topics and the building blocks of the profession and craft of literature: periodization, genre, authorship, reading, the critic’s voice, and other issues of key concern to students, teachers, scholars and theorists of literature. Since its inception nearly seventy years ago, and working with a variety of publishers, the Institute has assembled its invited conference papers into thematic volumes that have had a profound impact on the interpretation and teaching of English Literature.

Arac, Jonathan and Johnson, BarbaraConsequences of Theory1991
Bethurum, DorothyCritical Approaches to Medieval Literature1960
Brower, Reuben A.Forms of Lyric1970
Chatman, SeymourApproaches to Poetics1973
Damon, PhillipLiterary Criticism and Historical Understanding1967
Downer, Alan S.English Institute Essays: 19491950
Ellman, RichardEdwardians and Late Victorians1960
Fiedler, Leslie A. and Baker, Jr., Houston A.English Literature: Opening Up the Canon1981
Fletcher, AngusThe Literature of Fact1976
Frye, NorthropRomanticism Reconsidered: Selected Papers From the English Institute1963
Frye, NorthropSound and Poetry: English Institute Essays 19561967
Gassner, JohnIdeas in the Drama1964
Greenblatt (ed.), Stephen J.Allegory and Representation1981
Harth, PhillipNew Approaches to Eighteenth-Century Literature1974
Hartman, Geoffrey H.New Perspectives on Coleridge and Wordsworth1972
Hartman, Geoffrey H.Psychoanalysis and the Question of the Text1978
Heilbrun, Carolyn G. and Higonnet, Margaret R.The Representation of Women in Fiction1982
Jackson, VirginiaOn Periodization: Selected Essays from the English Institute2010
Kernan (ed.), AlvinTwo Renaissance Mythmakers: Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson1977
Krieger (ed.), MurrayNorthrop Frye in Modern Criticism1966
Levin, DavidEmerson: Prophecy, Metamorphosis, and Influence1975
Lewis, Richard W. B.The Presence of Walt Whitman1962
McGill, MeredithTaking Liberties with the Author: Selected Essays from the English Institute2013
Miller, J. HillisAspects of Narrative1971
Nelson, WilliamForm and Convention in the Poetry of Edmund Spenser1961
Patterson, AnnabelRoman Images1984
Pearce, Roy HarveyExperience in the Novel1968
Rabkin, NormanReinterpretations of Elizabethan Drama1969
Robertson, Jr. (ed.), D. A.English Institute Essays: 19481949
Said, Edward W.Literature and Society1980
Summers, Joseph H.The Lyric and Dramatic Milton1965
Warhol, RobynThe Work of Genre: Selected Essays from the English Institute2011
White, Hayden and Brose, MargaretRepresenting Kenneth Burke1982
Wimsatt, William KurtzExplication as Criticism1963
Yeazell (ed.), Ruth BernardSex, Politics, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Novel1986