Transitions critically explores movements in literary theory. Guiding the reader through the poetics and politics of interpretative paradigms and schools of thought, Transitions helps direct the student's own acts of critical analysis. As well as transforming the critical developments of the past by interpreting them from the perspective of the present day, each study enacts transitional readings of a number of well-known literary texts. 'This diverse series...will develop into a substantial resource for its student readership...Transitions proves its worth by unapologetically engaging the reader with a difficulty which is never hostile or difficult for its own sake but exhilarating and enlightening.' - Martin McQuillan, Textual Practice