300 BCE Edit

Plato (from Republic c. 380 BCE)

Aristotle (from Poetics c. 335 BCE)

1 BCE Edit

Horace (Ars Poetica c. 19 BCE)

1100 Edit

Maimonides (The Guide for the Perplexed c. 1190)

1200 Edit

Guillaume de Lorris & Jean de Meun (from The Roman de la Rose c. 1275)

1400 Edit

Christine de Pizan ("Christine’s Reaction to Jean de Montreuil’s Treatise on the Roman de la Rose" 1401?)

1800 Edit

Karl Marx (from Capital, Volume I 1867; "Theses on Fuerbach" 1845)

1900-1949 Edit

Ferdinand de Saussure (from Course in General Linguistics 1916)

Rosa Luxemburg ("The Problem of Dictatorship" 1918)

Sigmund Freud ("Beyond the Pleasure Principle" 1920)

Virginia Woolf ("A Room of One's Own" 1929)

Antonio Gramsci ("The Formation of Intellectuals" c. 1929-1935)

William Empson (from Seven Types of Ambiguity 1930)

Walter Benjamin ("The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility" 1936)

Felski and Fradenburg (?)

Cleanth Brooks (from The Well Wrought Urn 1947)

Jacques Lacan (“The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience” 1949)

1950-1999 Edit

Frantz Fanon ("The Wretched of the Earth: from On National Culture" 1959)

Jacques Derrida (from Of Grammatology 1967)

Louis Althusser (from "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses" 1970)

Ngugi, Liyong, and Owuor-Anyumba ("On the Abolition of the English Department" 1972)

Laura Mulvey (from Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema 1975)

Michel Foucault (from The History of Sexuality, Volume 1 1976)

Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari (from "Introduction: Rhizome" 1976)

Edward Said (from Orientalism 1978)

Saundra Gilbert and Susan Gubar (from The Madwoman in the Attic 1979)

Donna Haraway (from A Cyborg Manifesto 1984)

Julia Kristeva (from Revolution in Poetic Language 1984)

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ("Can the Subaltern Speak?" 1985)

N. Katherine Hayles (?)

bell hooks ("Postmodern Blackness" 1990)

2000 Edit

John Unsworth (“What Is Humanities Computing, and What Is It Not” 2002)

Leslie McCall ("The Complexity of Intersectionality" 2005)

Franco Moretti (from Maps, Graphs, and Trees 2005)

Cary Wolfe ("Human, All Too Human" 2009)

Rosi Braidotti ("Animals, Anomalies, and Inorganic Others" 2009)

Dalida Maria Benfield ("Decolonizing the Digital/Digital Decolonization" 2009)