Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Quiz

Peter Barry
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


The institutional acceptance of the term "queer" dates to a 1990 conference on "queer theory" at what major university? (from Lesbian/gay criticism)


A book in which author Peter Barry claimed to properly inaugurate post-colonial criticism was Edward Said's ________, which was a specific expose of the Eurocentric universalism which took for granted both the superiority of that which was European or Western. (from Postcolonial criticism)


The chapter "Feminist Criticism" informs the reader that "for her notion of the basic opposition between semiotic and the symbolic Kristeva was indebted to Jacques Lacan and his distinction between two realms, the ________ and the ________. (from Feminist criticism)


Which of the following works did the narrator believe to be the most important Lacanian text for literary students and which was first delivered in 1957 to a "lay" audience of philosophy students? (from Psychoanalytic criticism)


The chapter titled "Psychoanalytic Criticism" discusses the use by the unconscious of these linguistic means of self-expression is part of ________'s evidence for the claim that the unconscious is structured like a language. (from Psychoanalytic criticism)

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