Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Thanks to cultural studies, the literary canon has succeeded in _____________. (from Chapter 3, Literature and Cultural Studies)


What form of criticism believes that the understanding of text is contingent upon reader knowledge and experience? (from Chapter 4, Language, Meaning and Interpretation)


Poetry has the capability to influence what in its reader, according to Culler? (from Chapter 5, Rhetoric, Poetics, and Poetry)


According to Chapter 6, what is the purpose of withholding information from a reader? (from Chapter 6, Narrative)


In Chapter 7, what is a requirement for the believable appearance of literary performatives? (from Chapter 7, Performative Language)

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