Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction Setting & Symbolism

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History of Sexuality

The History of Sexuality by French historian Michel Foucault is referenced for its "repression hypothesis," which advanced the argument that sexuality is something that in earlier periods was repressed by society including writers.

Confessions

French philosopher Jacques Derrida's analysis of Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau is referenced in Literary Theory. Rousseau, a writer of the 18th century, is credited with advancing the modern notion of the individual self.

Marxist Literary Theory

Marxist Literary Theory, popular in Britain, attempted to write history from voices from the past. During the history of literary theory, it melded with the European Marxist theory, which analyzes mass culture as opposed to popular culture.

Cultural Studies

Cultural studies are important to literary theory to measure the impact that literature has on culture and vice versa.

The Theory of Interpellation

The theory of interpellation was originated by French Marxist Louis Althusser. It...

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