Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Quiz

Peter Barry
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Peter Barry states that ________ is best understood by seeing it initially in the context of its own origins within feminism in the 1980s. (from Lesbian/gay criticism)

2.

According to the chapter titled "Marxist Criticism," what was the name of the group that had flourished in the 1920s until disbanded by the Party, even though their work was not strictly Marxist in spirit? (from Marxist criticism)

3.

The British critic ________ described cultural materialism as "a politicized form of historiography." (from New historicism and cultural materialism)

4.

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)

5.

Dollimore and Sinfield defined the term "Political Shakespeare" as designating a critical method which has ________ characteristics. (from New historicism and cultural materialism)

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