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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the narrator in the Introduction, the ________ probably saw the high-water mark of literary theory.
2. ________ was probably the most influential figure in twentieth-century British criticism according to author Peter Barry.
3. In the chapter titled Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction, whose famous remark on philosophy was, "There are no facts, only interpretations"?
4. According to the narrator in the Introduction, what two introductions to theory sources deal with the problems of teaching or learning theory?
5. Author Peter Barry suggests that the reader uses a useful form of intensive reading known as ________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is "ecriture feminine"?
2. What is the most basic difference between liberal humanist and structuralist reading?
3. Explain the Oedipus complex of Sigmund Freud.
4. According to the "Introduction," what does the saying that "after the moment of theory comes the 'hour' of theory" mean?
5. In which way is post-structuralism more fundamental than structuralism?
6. Briefly summarize author Peter Barry's own introduction to literary theory as seen in "My own stock-taking" found within the "Introduction."
7. Explain how literary theory, after Sir Phillip Sydney, was significantly advanced in the eighteenth century.
8. Discuss Sigmund Freud's concept of "dream work."
9. What is a theoretical difference between structuralist and post-structuralist?
10. Why was the representation of women in literature felt to be one of the most important forms of socialization?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss what it means to read literature with the perspective of "Orientalism" in mind.
Essay Topic 2
Identify, list, and describe the specific functions ecocritics perform in their analysis of literary text.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and describe Jacques Lacan's impact and purpose in psychoanalytic criticism.
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