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  1. Michael Payne1 and
  2. Jessica Rae Barbera2

Published Online: 30 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323450.ch14

A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition

A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition

How to Cite

Payne, M. and Barbera, J. R. (eds) (2010) N, in A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323450.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Courtauld Institute of Art, UK

  2. 2

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168908

Online ISBN: 9781444323450



  • narratology, theory of narrative based on premises provided by Structuralism;
  • Native American studies, literatures of American Indian peoples;
  • naturalization - method of interpretation by which work is related to cultural order as a whole;
  • Joseph Needham (1900–96), author and editor of encyclopedic historical survey Science and Civilisation in China;
  • neo-Darwinism, narrowly understood as synthesis of Mendelian genetics and Darwinian theory;
  • New Criticism - American critical movement originating in the 1920s;
  • New Right - Liberal and conservative ideas which came to prominence in Britain, France, and United States during 1970s;
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, significant impact on philosophy, literature, critical theory and theology;
  • nuclear criticism - intense short-lived interest among deconstructionist literary critics in mid 1980s


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