Literary Theory: An Introduction Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Why do feminists embrace the work of Jacques Lacan, despite the fact that he was contemptuous of the women's movement? (from Chapter 5, Psychoanalysis)

2.

According to Eagleton, "the tactic of _________criticism ... is to show how texts come to embarrass their own ruling systems of logic." (from Chapter 4, Post-Structuralism)

3.

What is the name of the author whose story "Sarrasine" Roland Barthes examines in "S/Z"? (from Chapter 4, Post-Structuralism)

4.

For E.D. Hirsch, the aim of "policing" an author's meaning is to what, according to Eagleton? (from Chapter 2, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory)

5.

In structuralism, the relationship between the sign and what it refers to is what? (from Chapter 3, Structuralism and Semiotics)

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