Chapter 5. E

  1. Michael Payne1 and
  2. Jessica Rae Barbera2

Published Online: 30 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323450.ch5

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) E, in A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323450.ch5

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



  • ecocriticism, response to global emergence of environmental movement;
  • ecology, rooted in the Greek word oikos - unity of nature and the sciences;
  • Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), greatest film directors of all times - pioneer of Russian revolutionary cinema;
  • Thomas Steams Eliot (1888–1965), American (later British) critic - most influential critic writing in English in twentieth century;
  • empiricism - theory of the source, nature, and scope of knowledge;
  • Sir William Empson (1906–84), English critic - most brilliant, entertaining, and eccentric representative of new style of “close reading”;
  • encoding/decoding - model for analyzing processes of communication, particularly in television research;
  • Friedrich Engels (1820–95) - political economist, activist, and philosopher;
  • erotica - literature, art, and other media that contain sexual or amatory content;
  • ethics - branch of philosophy studying nature and criteria of right and wrong action


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