Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Quiz

Peter Barry
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


The narrator reveals that the modern period began with the ________. (from Postmodernism)


According to the narrator in the chapter "Psychoanalytic Criticism," many of Sigmund Freud's ideas concern aspects of ________. (from Psychoanalytic criticism)


In the following statement found in the chapter "New Historicism and Cultural Materialism," what does the word "panoptic" mean: "Michel Foucault's pervasive image of the state is that of 'panoptic'"? (from New historicism and cultural materialism)


Which of the following terms best fit the following definition: "a form of literary criticism which uses some of the techniques of psychoanalysis in the interpretation of literature"? (from Psychoanalytic criticism)


________ focalization is classic narrative called omniscient narration, according to the narrator in the chapter titled "Narratology." (from Narratology)

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