Literary Theory: An Introduction Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


According to Eagleton, structuralism is a ________of inquiry whereas semiotics is a ______ of study. (from Chapter 3, Structuralism and Semiotics)


What literary movement, according to Eagleton, "brought structuralist and post-structuralist criticism to birth in the first place"? (from Chapter 4, Post-Structuralism)


What are Northrop Frye's three recurrent patterns of symbolism in literature? (from Chapter 3, Structuralism and Semiotics)


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)

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