Literary Theory: An Introduction Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In American deconstruction, why does literary criticism become an "ironic, uneasy business"? (from Chapter 4, Post-Structuralism)


According to Eagleton, Stanley Fish's model excludes the possibility that there is a ______ of interpretations? (from Chapter 2, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory)


In psychoanalytic treatment, what happens during transference? (from Chapter 5, Psychoanalysis)


For Eagleton, what are the two ways in which literary theory can have a distinct purpose and identity? (from Conclusion, Political Criticism)


According to Eagleton, in the romantic aesthetic theory the meaning of the word literature became what? (from Chapter 1, Rise of the English)

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