Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Topics for Discussion

Peter Barry
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Identify, list and describe the five stages of slow, meditative, reflective and personal reading that Barry recommends a reader use.

Explain and discuss significance of the ten principles of liberal humanism that the author summarizes.

Identify, list and describe the specific functions structuralist critics perform in their analysis of literary text.

Identify and describe the fundamental dilemma of post-structuralism. Explain and discuss the significance of this dilemma in the analysis of literature.

Identify, describe and discuss how forms of art like Cubism and Surrealism are significant in the analysis of a modern writer like James Joyce.

Describe and discuss how and why Sigmund Freud is relevant to literary theory. Suggest five examples that indicate that relevance.

Describe and discuss how the women's movement is relevant to feminine criticism. Who are three female writers that express these relevant ideas?

Identify and describe the significance of...

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